Robert Lee (Bob) Clark | News, Sports, Jobs

Robert Lee (Bob) Clark visited the love of his life (Josie) on Tuesday, July 13.

Born in Nippenose Valley on October 16, 1927, the son of Edison James and Henrietta Grace (Welshans) Clark, he grew up on the farm, graduated from Jersey Shore High School and worked for JJ Welteroth Sheet Metal and Roofing, Piper Aircraft, C&L roofing and armor and leather.

Bob leaves a son Lawrence (Grace), 5 daughters Roberta, Mary (Ron), Jane, Carol (John) and Gayle (Mick). He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jessica, Heath, Cory, Lauren, Mallory, Kyle, Danielle, Abigayle and Alexa, Kyler, Kyra and Kaysen.

He was preceded by his 62-year-old love Josephine (Lorson), a sister Medora Thompson (Guy), parents Edison and Grace, great-granddaughters Julia and Jocelyn, and a niece Susie Warren.

Bob loved nature and spent hours on his porch listening to the birds. He was a great hunter and known for his trophy money. He mastered the roofing and sheet metal trade. There wasn’t a tall tower or roof he wasn’t working on nearby. He was active in the repair of all the buildings of the Immaculate Conception Parish with Father Myers and Father Fox. As a child he was known as the “repairer.” There was nothing he couldn’t fix or make. He always had a penchant for John Deere tractors. At the farm, tractors pull in and renovate tractors left behind for rubbish. His other hobbies were woodworking, softball and bowling.

Bob appreciated all his tractor friends, breakfast buddies and the great and great grandchildren. His family was the world to him.

A special thank you to the staff and patients of Susque View over the past 8 months. The care he received gives nursing homes a new name.

There will be no visitors.

A mass will be celebrated for Bob on Monday, July 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bastress with Pastor Reverend Burt Kozen at 11am.

Flowers cared for by family.

Burial will take place at the Oval Cemetery. The family would like to invite friends for lunch in the parish hall immediately after Mass.

Condolences to the family may be sent to Mary Baier, 393 Baier Lane, Williamsport PA 17702.

Contributions may be made on his behalf to Nippenose Valley Lions Club, c/o Virginia Lehman, 727 Slickum Lane, Jersey Shore PA 17740.

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