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Rev. Robert H. R. Loughborough


September 19, 2017


Rev. Robert H. R. Loughborough, 92, of Danville PA passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Emmanuel Nursing Center Danville PA.  He was born September 6, 1925 in New York NY the son of the late Reverend Robert H. R. and Grace V. Burt Loughborough, Sr. 

He attended Greenwich Academy in Greenwich CT, Morrow School in Englewood NJ, St. Bernard’s School in New York NY, St. Paul’s School in Concord NH and graduated from Trinity School in New York NY in June 1943.  Robert served in the United States Navy from July 1, 1943 until June 22, 1946.  He was a student at Union College in Schenectady NY and graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree on June 20, 1949 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of Connecticut) on January 10, 1949.  He received the Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Yale Divinity School New Haven CT on June 9, 1952.  He received his Master’s of Divinity Degree on May 15, 1971. 

Rev. Loughborough was ordained a Presbyterian minister by the Presbytery of New York City on October 7, 1952 and served as Assistant Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair NJ from 1952 – 1955.  He was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport PA from 1955 – 1960.  He was assistant pastor of the State Street Presbyterian Church, Schenectady NY from 1960 to 1963.  Rev. Loughborough then attended graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia PA.  From 1965 to 1974 he was the Pastor of Mahoning Presbyterian Church in Danville PA.  Following this, he served as Pastor of Marion and Harmony Presbyterian Churches of Belle Vernon PA.  From 1978 to 1981 he attended graduate studies at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair NJ.  His final pastorate was at the Roscoe Presbyterian Church of Roscoe PA and he officially retired January 1, 1987.  In April of 2006, he published a book of 31 sermons entitled “Love Within Walls”.  He resided in Danville PA until his death. 

He volunteered at Geisinger Medical Center for over 18 years beginning in February 1986.  and at the House of Care in Danville. His memberships included Danville Kiwanis Club.  He enjoyed reading, stamp and coin collecting. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Mahoning Presbyterian Church 106 East Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Graham Rogers officiating.  Burial will be private in the Southampton Cemetery in Southampton NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mahoning Presbyterian Church. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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