Robert Lee Oberholzer, 67

October 27, 2009

NOV. 1, 1941-OCT. 25, 2009

STATE LINE, Pa. - Robert Lee Oberholzer, age 67, of East Avenue, P.O. Box 38, State Line, went home to be with the Lord after several years of declining health on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in his home.

Born Nov. 1, 1941, in Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Clifford C. and Cora E. (Showalter) Oberholzer.

He and his wife, Doris J. (Picking) Oberholzer, were married Sept. 20, 1970, in Greencastle, Pa.

In his earlier years, he worked at the former Maugansville Elevator and later worked at the former Corning Glass of Greencastle.


He was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School.

He was a member of Upton Church of the Brethren and attended State Line United Methodist Church.

He was a former member of the State Line Ruritan Club.

He enjoyed gardening, singing, reading, walking and history.

Surviving family in addition to his wife are son, Roger L. Oberholzer of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Sherry L. (wife of Dwayne B.) Miles of Shady Grove, Pa.; two brothers, Kenneth E. Oberholzer of Chambersburg, Pa., and Richard D. Oberholzer of Greencastle; grandson, Brady A. Miles; five nieces; four nephews; stepmother, Elizabeth Martin Oberholzer of Chambersburg; stepbrother, Benjamin Martin of Mercersburg, Pa.; stepsister, Mary Lois Martin of Shady Grove; two stepnieces; and two stepnephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at Upton Church of the Brethren, 8490 Warm Spring Road, Upton, Pa., with Minister Dennis Sollenberger and Pastor Ky Searcy officiating. Burial will be in Meyers Cemetery, Welsh Run, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Upton Church of the Brethren Improvement Fund, c/o Lawrence Lehman, 8490 Warm Spring Road, Greencastle, PA 17225; or to Middleburg-Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc., P.O. Box 177, State Line, PA 17263 for community center and park improvements.

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