All American Awards & Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Robert Holquist

| April 1, 2018

Robert G. Holquist, 89, of Oil City, served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Name: Robert G. Holquist

Born: July 24, 1928

Died: March 24, 2018

Hometown: Oil City, Pa.

Branch: U.S. Marines

Holquist served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

A graduate of Oil City High School, Bob entered the United States Army in 1950 and served during the Korean War, receiving a Bronze Star. Bob served in the Second Mortar Battalion and was honorably discharged October 18, 1952.

Bob married the former Elaine Shreffler February 22, 1998. She survives.

Bob enjoyed hunting, traveling, motorcycling, taking trips to Benezette and had enjoyed winters with his wife in Myrtle Beach.

He held various jobs over the years, working at Pennzoil, Continental Can, Metlife, and Titusville Building & Loan, but worked many years at Northwest Savings Bank in Titusville. He had been the manager of the Titusville Northwest Savings Bank and the Regional Vice President for the bank when he retired.

Mr. Holquist was quite active in the community and had been Titusville’s Citizen of the Year, was a member of the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Red Cross, Rotary Club, and a member of the Titusville Shade Tree Commission and the Titusville Industrial Authority. He also served on the Titusville Hospital Board and was involved with the Boy Scouts. Mr. Holquist was a host to the Foreign Exchange Student program.

Mr. Holquist was a member of the Masonic Lodge #754 F & AM and the Lodge of Perfection.

A memorial service was held at the Reinsel Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Dinger, presiding. Military Honors were accorded by the V.E.T.S.Honor Guard.

All American Awards and Engraving is located on Route 322 in Shippenville. The company specializes in Embroidery, Screen Printing, all kinds of awards, trophies, engraving, unique gifts and more. As the company motto says, We can put “Almost Anything on Almost Everything”. 

They can be found online at, by calling toll free 1-877-402-9273 and ask for Jim Carroll, or on

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