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Robert Kashner


November 1, 2019


Robert Kashner,86, of Danville, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his residence.  He was born June 10, 1933 in Danville PA; ≠≠≠≠≠≠≠≠≠ the son of the late Walter and Hazel Bookmiller Kashner.

Bob graduated from Danville High School in 1951.

He served his country in The United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-1955.

He was married for 64 years to his devoted wife Lois Jean Burns Kashner. They were married August 20, 1955.

Bob was employed for 42 years as a chemical operator at Merck and Company in Riverside PA, from where he retired.

He was a member of St. Peterís United Methodist Church Riverside where he served on the Consistory and as a Trustee.  His other memberships included the Danville -Mahoning Lodge #224 Free and Accepted Masons and the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg PA; Goodwill and East End Fire Companies;The Danville Elks; American Legion and the VFW.

Bob was deeply devoted to his church and to his family.  He loved traveling with his wife, vegetable gardening and enjoyed making woodcut ornaments for his lawn at Christmas.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will be remembered as a cheerful friend, a caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a devoted, loving husband.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters; Karen Kashner of Bloomsburg PA; Barbara Keeler and her husband Pete of Bloomsburg PA and Brenda Boughner and her husband John of Sunbury PA.                                                                                     

Also surviving are nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Kashner and one sister, Lois Dykins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bobís Life on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Peterís United Methodist Church 426 Sunbury Road Riverside PA with Pastor Victoria Apicella officiating. Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM at which time the Masonic services will be held.  Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or Shrinerís Childrenís Hospital 3551 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19140.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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