Robert L. Whitfield, 58

SEPT. 1, 1954-AUG. 29, 2013

August 29, 2013
  • Whitfield

Robert L. "Bob" Whitfield, 58, of Buchanan Trail West in Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home. 

Born Sept. 1, 1954, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl R. and Grace M. (Schooley) Whitfield.

Bob was a 1972 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. 

He and his wife of more than 34 years, Vicki L. (Shindle) Whitfield, were married April 7, 1979, in Leitersburg, Md. They moved to their home on Buchanan Trail West in 1982. 

Bob worked at various locations throughout his life, including Grove Manufacturing, Hennessy Products, Baer Packing, Fresh Express, Borden Foods, Eldorado Stone, ProTube and Advanced Drainage Systems. 

He was a member of Moose Lodge 1790 in Mercersburg, Pa.; and Dark Hollow Bassmasters, where he was past president and secretary, and was honored as Angler of the Year three times. 

Bob was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood carver. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie K. Whitfield of Greencastle, and Jessica R. Hoffman and her husband, Brandin, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Caitlyn Noel and Fischer Hoffman; one sister, Patricia Keith and her husband, Alan, of Chambersburg; six half sisters, Harriet McCleaf of Waynesboro, Pa., Shirley Flook of New Cumberland, Pa., Darlene Fordyce of Chambersburg, Donna Burns of Fayetteville, Pa., Carol Shetter of Chambersburg and Sharyle Goshen of Chambersburg; two half brothers, Merle Jay Schooley of Virginia and Craig Whitfield of Chambersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three half brothers, Sydney Whitfield, Gary Whitfield and Dave Weaver. 

A celebration of life service will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The family will receive friends during those hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin and Fulton Unit, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Johns Hopkins Hospital, c/o Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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