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Robert S. Wolverton, 91


February 14, 2011


Robert S. Wolverton, 91,  formerly of 410 Bloom Street Danville PA and a guest at Grandview Health Homes, Inc. Danville PA passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA.  He was born February 4, 1920 in Danville PA the son of the late Robert Boyd and Flora E. Kashner Wolverton. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1938.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He also served for many years with the United States Army National Guard including during the Korean War.  Mr. Wolverton was employed by the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in the Danville area.  He was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ. Other memberships included the Danville American Legion, Danville Moose and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows where he served on the Cemetery Board. 

In his younger years, Mr. Wolverton was very active in the Masonic organization.  He was a 50 year member of the Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM Danville PA where he served as master in 1956.  He also served as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 35th Masonic district.   He was a member of the Danville Royal Arch Chapter #239 where he served as past high priest, Calvary Commandery #37 of Danville where he served as past commander and the Vallerchamp Council #25 Royal and Select Master Masons Sunbury PA where he served as past illustrious master. He was also a member of the Pen Priory #6 of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor.  Mr. Wolverton was a member of the Caldwell Consistory Bloomsburg.  Other memberships included member the Red Cross of Constantine Shamokin PA and the Sunbury Shrine Club.

He enjoyed woodworking and especially enjoyed carving duck decoys and carousel horses. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Emma E. Pritchard Wolverton on May 21, 2009.  They were married July 31, 1940.  He is survived by one daughter, Judy I. Stuck of O’Fallon, Missouri.  He is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother Paul R. Wolverton of Danville PA.  He was preceded in death by two sisters; Edna VanHorn in 2001 and Mary Krum in 2010.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Robert’s life which will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at Shiloh United Church of Christ 500 Bloom Road Danville PA with the Reverend Mary B. Schmotzer officiating.  Burial will be private in Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Danville Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM will conduct memorial Masonic services at 11:30 AM at the church.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Montour Unit 1948 3rd Street Williamsport PA  17701-3945.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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