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Robert Merle Yantz

Born: Fri., Jun. 1, 1934
Died: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Location: Mt. Zion Reformed Church of Pavia

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Robert Merle Yantz


Robert Merle Yantz, 84, of Imler and Carlisle, Pa passed away on February 20, 2019.

He was born on June 1, 1934 in Imler; son of the late Lloyd and Hazel (Imler) Yantz.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Shelda (Whysong), daughter Sherlene  Y. (Robbie) Bradbury; son Robert O. (Debora) Yantz; daughter-in-law, Tina M. Yantz; sisters, Jennie "Betty" Gates Donnelly and Bonita "Bonnie" Napoli; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Hazel, son, Allen M. Yantz, brother, John O. Yantz and sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Coe.

 He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergent. After being a professional truck driver for over 50 years, he retired in 2011 to enjoy family, gardening, reading and football.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, and on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Reformed Church of Pavia with Pastor Tim Mock officiating.

Interment will be held at the Pavia Cemetery.

Military Rites accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.jedwardblackburnfh.com.

Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.


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David Kelly
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Shelda and Family,

I am saddened by your great loss. My Prayers and Love for all your Familes.

Janet M Shaffer
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Shelda, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My sympathies to you and to your children and grandchildren for your loss. Bob will be greatly missed.
love and prayers, Janet

Bernie and carol Smith
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
We were sadden to read of Bob passing. We have known Bob for years and were fond of him. We liked and respected Bob. We will miss him. We are sorry for your loss, he loved his family very much.
Bernie and Carol Smith, (his barbers)

jiosephien Yaukey Simmons
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Shelda, so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We all know our days are numbered but it's hard to lose one you've loved so long. May God give you comfort and peace during this stressful time. Jo

ABF Retired Drivers of Carlisle, PA
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
We worked with Bob at ABF in Carlisle (many also worked with him at Interstate) and have many fond memories of times spent with him.

Bob will be missed by many at ABF and others that are connected to the trucking industry.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Deedra Dietz
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019


With our deepest sympathies; Dianne and Darrell Boll and family, Deedra and Clifford Dietz and family, Virginia Carvell

Carolyn Stalzer
   Posted Sat February 23, 2019


Dear Sherlene and Robbie, Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you very much. God bless, Carol and Eric S.

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