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Robert L. Schall
Robert L. Schall, 82, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Kittanning Care Center.
He was born Sept. 10, 1936 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harbrack, PA, the son of Robert Frantz Schall and Mary Kittie (Riggle) Schall.
Robert was baptized at the First Lutheran Church in Vandergrift by the Rev. Samuel Shaulis and moved with his family to Kittanning in 1940. He graduated from Kittanning High School in 1954 where he was president of the Boys Band under the direction of James V. Colona. During his teenage years, he was an active member of the Kittanning Chapter Order of DeMolay and received the Degree of Chevalier. Robert received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from Pennsylvania State University and after 37 years of service with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, retired as the Assistant Chief Forester.
He was a member of several professional and wildlife-related organizations, such as the Society of American Foresters and Ruffed Grouse Society. Robert served in the US Army National Guard for six years, achieving the rank of sergeant, and belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church. He played in the Kittanning Firemen's Band for 11 years and was also active in the Armstrong County Community Band. Robert was a Past Master of Seneca Lodge No. 805 F&AM and participated in many other Masonic groups. He was previously president of the Dry Hollow Hunting Camp, and his favorite hobbies were camping, hunting and fishing. Robert also enjoyed gardening and taking photos of wildflowers.
He will be remembered with love by his sons, Robert M. Schall and companion, Deborah Dudek, and Timothy P. Schall and wife, Billie, all of Kittanning; daughters, Elizabeth A. Schall, of Kittanning, and Karen M. Ansell and husband James Robert, of Morgantown, WV; grandchildren, Ayla, Chase, Seth, Carli and husband, Jake, and Derek; great-grandsons, Dylan and Levi; and brother, Richard W. Schall and wife, Linda, of Kittanning.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Patricia A. (Fawley) Schall, whom he married June 4, 1965 and who died July 23, 2016.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning, PA, where a Masonic service will take place at 7 p.m.
Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl A. Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, PA.
Contributions may be made in Robert's honor to St. John's Lutheran Church, 218 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201.
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