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Robert L. Hall

Aug 4, 2014

Robert L. Hall, 102, formerly of Watsontown, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Emmanuel Center, Danville, where he had been residing since 2009.

Born in Muncy on April 3, 1912, he was the son of the late Harvey B. and Margaret (Merrill) Hall. He was married to the former Laura V. Schoch on Nov. 5, 1935, and they celebrated 35 years of marriage until her death on Feb. 18, 1983.

Raised in Muncy, he was a 1932 graduate of Muncy High School.

He retired from the former Sprout-Waldron Co., Muncy where he was employed for over thirty years. Earlier in life he had worked at the former Jasper Wood Products.

Robert was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the European Theatre.

He was a two-time past commander and adjutant of the Milton American Legion Post No. 71; a member of the Muffley Huff Post 8206, VFW, Turbotville; the 40 et 8; Watsontown Lodge No. 401 F&AM; the Warrior Run Royal Arch Chapter No. 246; and earlier in life a member of the Muncy Baptist Church.

Bob was very active with the Keystoners Drum Corp and the Turbotville Community Band in his much earlier years, and enjoyed bowling and hunting.

He helped organize Little League Baseball in Watsontown and was the manager of the Jasper Little League team from 1947 to 1949.

Surviving are a son, Wilmer E. Hall and his fiancee, Margaret L. Roberts, of Watsontown; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna L. and Robert Boyer, of White Haven; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death besides his wife were two sons, Gerald L. Hall, 1998 and Donald L. Hall, 1989, and a sister, Inez Kuhn.

Friends were invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 22 at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown, where the funeral service was held 12:15 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Richard M. Barner of Bethel United Methodist Church, Montoursville, officiating. Watsontown Masonic Lodge No. 401 conducted a memorial service at the funeral home at noon.

Burial with full military honors provided by Milton American Legion Post No. 71 followed in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to any Veteran’s Organization or one’s own local American Red Cross.