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July 5, 2014

Robin C. Bolig, 59, Northumberland

— NORTHUMBERLAND — Robin C. Bolig, 59, of Northumberland, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, after fighting a long and hard battle with cancer.  

He was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Sunbury, a son of Joanne (Ditton) Bolig and the late Robert M. Bolig Jr. On July 24, 1982, at the Methodist Church in Danville, Robin married his soul mate, Ona M. Hall who survives.

Robin graduated in 1972 from Shikellamy High School. After graduation, he entered the Air Force, and then, the Army Reserves, while attending Williamsport Area Community College, majoring in auto body repairs.  

Robin worked several jobs and finally landed his dream job at Sunbury Generation in Shamokin Dam, where he was employed until his passing. He worked with many good, caring people and they supported Robin in any way they could.  

Robin was a life member of the Northumberland Fire Company Number One. He was an active fireman and held the position of captain at the time of his passing. He was a dedicated fireman for 28 years. Robin was well-known at Northumberland’s annual Pineknotter Days for driving the old fire truck and he always looked forward to the event. In 2012, he received the Pineknotter of the Year award, which meant much to him.  

On Memorial Day, Robin always recited the Gettysburg address at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in the Riverview Cemetery, and 2013 was the last time he was able to deliver the address due to his battle with cancer. Robin asked his granddaughter, Luxi, if she would recite the address for him this year.  Robin was so proud of Luxi and was happy that his family was all present with him that day. It was a special moment for Robin and Luxi, and one we hope she will always remember.  

Robin has three additional grandchildren, Gavin, Brennan, and Taylor, that he loved dearly. He will always be with them in their hearts and watching over them. Robin was proud to be called Gimpy by each one of them. Gimpy will be gone, but not forgotten.  

Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are one son, Aaron and his wife, Jen, and one daughter, Kristin Bolig. Robin loved his children and wanted nothing but the best for them both. He is also survived by his four grandchildren; one sister, Allison Bensinger; a sister-in-law, Linda and Clair Dauberman; a brother-in-law, Howard Hall; one niece, Megan and husband, Lee Yoder; and three nephews, Heath Dauberman, Jason and his wife, Cheryl Fleming, and Jeremy Fleming.  

Robin was a wonderful, hard-working man, who felt strongly about duty and commitment. He gave many hours and years giving his services in many ways.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, Second and King Streets,Northumberland, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Hospice Chaplain James R Taylor officiating.  

Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, with military honors.

At the family’s request, they prefer no flowers be sent and appreciate donations in his honor. Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Robin to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; SUN Home Health and Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857; or Northumberland Fire Department, Attn QRS, P.O. Box 173, Northumberland, PA 17857.

 

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    BOWERSOX, CHAD D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

    DERCK, BEATRICE A., of Sunbury. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a graveside service in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FAUSNAUGHT, JEAN H., 71, of Danville. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Visneski Funeral Homem Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.

    HAMMAKER, JAMES L. JR., 86, of Richfield. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Richfield Union Cemetery. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. today at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

    MILLER, DONALD W., 77, of Hughesville. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. today at White Hall Baptist Church, 945 White Hall Road, Danville, followed by the funeral at 11. Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

    NEWMAN, DAVID E., 56, of Middleburg. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sound at Sound of the Gospel Church, Park Road, Selinsgrove. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.

    OBERDORF, KENNETH I., 87, of Riverside. Visitaiton from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, followed by funeral at 1.

    ROBBINS, RAYMOND D., 90, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

    SCHOLL, GEORGE R., 63, of Middleburg. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Covenant Community Church, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

    SNOOK, HARRY I., 86, of Weikert. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hironimus Union Cemetery, Weikert. Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.

    STEIMLING, FREDERICK A., 53, of Cashtown. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown. Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

    WEBB, KENNETH S., 98, of Milton. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral at 10, at Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

    WORTHINGTON, DORIS S., 84, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Faith, Hope and Love, Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Salem Cemetery. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

     

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