Robert Tarner

Robert Tarner

Wednesday, May 26th, 1926 Saturday, January 16th, 2021

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Obituary for Robert N. Tarner

Mr. Robert N. “Bob” Tarner, 94, of Chambersburg, PA passed away the morning of Saturday, January 16, 2021 in ManorCare Health Services Chambersburg. Born May 26, 1926 in Fort Loudon, PA he was the son of the late Wesley and Sarah (Cordell) Tarner.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg High School. Mr. Tarner served in the United States Army during World War II until his honorable discharge. He was employed by TB Woods as a shipping and receiving supervisor retiring after 40 years with the company.

Mr. Tarner was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 both in Chambersburg. In his younger years he was a baseball coach for Youth League, Little League and PONY League.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Peggy (Turner) Tarner who he married March 26, 1949 in Hagerstown, MD; a son Russell W. “Rusty” Tarner of Chambersburg; six grandchildren, Christina Kilgore (Shane Reed), Jennifer Geesaman (David), Jessica Lanier (Ben), Nicole McCleary (Matt), Noreen Tarner (Troy Lurman), and Joseph Tarner (Kathryn); eleven great-grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Jacob, Kylee, Shaun, Kaleb, Ashton, Brycen, Luke, Michaela and Sofia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two children, Cheryl L. Wietry and Robert N. Tarner, II; three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

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    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Avenue
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Susan Jones

Peggy and family, you have my deepest sympathy, may God grant you peace in your memories. Susan (Shirley daughter from ManorCare)
Comment | Posted at 11:34am via Condolence

Ed Willhide

Dear Peggy and Rusty, my memories of Coach Bob and teammate Bobby are indelible. We had such great times on the baseball field. Please know how much the Tarner family meant to me and my family in those days in the 1960s.
Comment | Posted at 07:40pm via Condolence

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