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Robert G. Black

Brooks Mills


November 4, 2021

Robert G. Black, 94, of Brooks Mills, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Fred and Rachel Black. He married Algie R. Shaw Sept. 6, 1952, and she passed away March 6, 2015.

He is survived by two daughters: Jane (Black) Brehm of Hollidaysburg and Carol (Black) Shultz and husband Ken of Bellefonte; six grandchildren: Kim McGregor, Scott Black, Penny Nearhoof, Kristy Stroshine, Shane Brehm, and John Brehm; many great grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley Black of Chambersburg and Mary McCoy of Roaring Spring.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Black and two sisters: Jean Hoover and Helen Eckard.

Robert was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona where he had worked in heating and air-conditioning.

Robert was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Roaring Spring. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and volunteering. He volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels and the American Red Cross Blood Drives.

A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, ( Rev. Amanda McCaffrey officiated. Interment was made in Claysburg Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Robert’s memory may be given to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.


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