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April 11, 2019

Robert Clair Koontz, 89, of rural New Enterprise, died on Monday, April 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona.

A funeral was held on Saturday, April 6, at Koontz Church of the Brethren, Loysburg.

Interment was held at Koontz Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Robert was born on July 1, 1929, in the home where he later would live and farm most of his life, to the late Wilson Koontz and the late Edith Smith Koontz.

He is survived by his two children: Alan Robert Koontz (Trudy) of rural New Enterprise and Debra Lee Koontz Roberson (Joe) of Screven, Georgia; three grandsons: Mark Koontz and Joel Koontz, both of rural New Enterprise, and Matthew Traverso of Morgantown, West Virginia; one brother, Bernard Koontz of Carlisle, sister-in-law Blanche Koontz of Bedford; brother-in-law John Stanley of Everett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings Florence, Thelma, John, William, and Jake; and his beloved wife, who he married on Dec. 11, 1953, Mary Audrey Stanley Koontz. She passed away on Nov. 3, 2012.

Robert was a graduate of Replogle High School, Class of 1947.

In his youth, he was a veterinary assistant in Bedford County before traveling to California, then working as a farmhand on a farm in Iowa for a couple years. He returned to assume operation of the family dairy farm which he went on to manage and operate most of his life.

He was a one-time member of the Lions Club, and a board member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA). He was a long-time member of the Koontz Church of the Brethren.

He enjoyed history and movies and books about World War II.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Koontz Church of the Brethren.

Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home LLC, www., Woodbury.


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