Robert Conner

Robert Conner

Friday, March 20th, 1936 Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

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Obituary for Robert J. Conner Sr.

Robert J. Conner, Sr., 84, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020 at his home. Born March 20, 1936 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late David G. and Louise B. Bitner Conner. Bob served honorably in the United States Air Force and was employed early in his life at T.B. Woods Sons, Inc. He retired in 1992 from Letterkenny Army Depot. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He also was a member of the Marine Corps League, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, all in Chambersburg. He was a former member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics in Marion. In his younger years he coached Little League Baseball in Chambersburg and was a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed bowling; golfing; pitching horseshoes; and was a fan of the New York Yankees; the New York Giants; and Notre Dame.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Swailes Conner, whom he married August 7, 1954; three daughters, Louise (wife of the late Michael) Henry of Chambersburg, Tracey (wife of David) Metz of Shippensburg, and Lisa (wife of Craig) Timbrook of Chambersburg; three sons, Robert Conner, Jr. and wife Deb of Chambersburg, David Conner and wife Kelly of Blue Ridge Summit, and Steven Conner and wife Cindy of Chambersburg; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and his brother, George “Butch” Conner and wife Paulette of Chambersburg. In addition to his parents and son-in-law Michael, he was preceded in death by a son, Douglas K. Conner on June 21, 2014; two granddaughters, Kelly Renee Conner on June 26, 2007 and Kayla Marie Conner on January 25, 2013; a brother, David R. Conner; and a sister, Patsy Brookens.

An outdoor funeral service for family and friends will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Bishop Dean Orr will officiate. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow at Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon until services begin at 2:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

The family wished to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wellspan VNA Home Care.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance, 344 Leedy Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020
  • Interment

    Lincoln Cemetery
    Lincoln Way East
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Susan Ellis

To Shirley and family - condolences and prayers are being sent your way . Bob is at peace . You have earned many crowns for your care and hard work giving Bob the best . William and Susan Ellis
Comment | Posted at 09:29pm via Condolence

Wanda Lynch

So sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord be with at this time and give you comfort. God bless . Wanda Lynch
Comment | Posted at 10:07am via Condolence

Ethel Beining

Tracey, So sorry to read about your dad's passing. We think of you and Dave often. Prayers for God's comfort for you. Tim and Ethel Beining
Comment | Posted at 07:04pm via Condolence

Mike and Karen Cannon

Our prayers are with your family. ❤️
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Darlene Etchberger

My sincere condolences to the family. May peace and comfort be with you.
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