Robert G. “Bob” Stormer, 89, of Route 322 (Port Barnett) passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville after a period of declining health.
Bob was born June 20, 1932, in Emerickville and was raised by his grandparents, John and Sidna Stormer. On May 23, 1953, he married his wife, Viola (Snyder) Stormer, in Reynoldsville. Viola passed away on September 1, 2021. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage.
Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He first worked at the Brookville Creamery, then worked as a clerk at the Brookville Post Office. After retirement, he enjoyed hosting pancake breakfasts at his camp for the other retirees from the Post Office.
Bob enjoyed collecting a variety of things, especially licenses of all kinds – dog, car, fishing, hunting – he liked them all. He enjoyed hunting, watching baseball and was a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates fan. He enjoyed tinkering and took great pride in his house and yard. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brookville for over 60 years.
Bob is survived by his children, John (Janet) of Sykesville, Bob (Peggy) of Emerickville, Judi (Larry) Anthony of Brookville and daughter-in-law Patricia Stormer of Brockway. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Christine (John) Stroede of Kansas City, Kansas; Shauna (Isaak) McGarvey of Irvona, Pennsylvania; Charlie Stormer and girlfriend Kayla Carlson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Joe (Tori) Stormer of State College, Pennsylvania; David Stormer and fiancée Chloe Casteel of Sykesville, Pennsylvania, and Jesse (Natalie) Stormer and Ben (Kristin) Stormer, both of Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, he is survived by five great-grandchildren: Christopher, Aubrey and Andrew Stroede, Aliza McGarvey and Henry Stormer. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Denny and Evelyn Calhoun of Johnstown and 13 nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his oldest son, Gary; his mother, Almeda Stormer MacFarlane; his brother, Dale Stormer; and numerous aunts and uncles who all helped raise him.
Special thanks to all of the staff at McKinley Health Center for the care provided to Bob over the past three years.
Funeral services will be private and conducted by Pastor J. Ray Baker, who has provided friendship and support to the Stormer family over the past few years. Interment will be at the Emerickville Lutheran Cemetery in Emerickville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory can be made to the Emerickville Lutheran Cemetery Association, c/o Judi Anthony, Secretary/Treasurer, 36 Pennsylvania Ave., Brookville, PA 15825. Services will be held privately to the family and have been entrusted to the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825. Full military honors will be rendered by the Brookville Area Honor Guard. Interment will take place at the Emerickville Lutheran Cemetery, Emerickville, Jefferson Co., PA. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting www.mckinneydargy.com
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