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Robert Lewis Sheets, 82, loving husband, father, and grandfather, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s Eternal care, Monday, April 2, 2017 at UPMC Pinnacle - Hanover.
Born March 18, 1936, in Hanover, PA, he was the son of the late Lewis W. and Grace J. (Morrison) Sheets. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Hoff) Sheets with whom he shared forty-six years of marriage.
Bob was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA. He was a member the Hanover Arcadian Club, and life member of the Hanover Elk’s. He was a free and accepted mason for over 50 years and a member of Shriners International, Penn Council #67, Patmos Lodge #348, and the Hanover Royal Arc Chapter 310.
Mr. Sheets was a 1954 graduate of Eichelberger High School. He served his country proudly in the United States Army.
Bob was the former owner/operator of Sheets Truck Center with locations in Hanover, York and Chambersburg for over 50 years until he retired in 1999. He owned and operated Liberty Nissan in Hanover, PA until he sold the business in 1996.
Bob loved fishing, playing cards with his friends and spending time with his family.
In addition to his loving wife, Betty, Bob is survived by his children, Andrew R. Sheets of Mechanicsburg, PA and Deborah L. Sheets-Blasone and husband Michael of East Berlin, PA; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Blasone, Noah Blasone, Jacob Blasone, Olivia Blasone, Alisha M. Sheets, William A. Sheets and Madison B. Sheets. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis E. Overly.
Funeral Services to celebrate and remember Bob will be at 11:00AM, Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 127 York Street, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. E. Robert Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, with Military Honor by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard Burial Detail. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00PM, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA with a Masonic Service at 8 PM, and from 10:00-11:00AM, Friday, April 6, 2018 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 127 York Street, Hanover, PA 17331, the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
American Lung Association
3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill PA 17011
Shriners Hospitals for Children®
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607
St. Paul Lutheran Church
127 York Street, Hanover PA 17331