Robert Charles Kalinich, 72

September 01, 2010
  • Robert Charles Kalinich

MAY 5, 1938-AUG. 29, 2010

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Robert Charles Kalinich, age 72, of Shippensburg, Pa., passed away at Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.

Born May 5, 1938, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Michael and Martha Mae Marshall Kalinich.

Bob worked as a field service engineer for Atlas Pacific Engineering for 25 years. During his career, he was able to design a patent for a dry feed system, which is still in use today. After retiring, his entrepreneurial spirit continued as he became owner and operator of K Enterprises Auto Sales and Service in Fayetteville, Pa.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Margaret Jane McLucas Kalinich, whom he married Feb. 21, 1988; his children, Michael Kalinich (fiancee Amy) of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., and Daniel Kalinich (Deanna) of Chambersburg, Pa.; his stepchildren, David Gipe (wife Amy) of Chambersburg, Pa., Sean Gipe (wife Roxanne) of Williamsport, Md., and Melissa Izer (husband Shane) of Greencastle, Pa.; one grandson, Rayce Robert Curtis Kalinich; 11 stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and sister, Diana Ochsner, of Union City, Calif.


A memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel at Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201, where Chaplain Bob Keener will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

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