Robert Hershey Jeffries, Jr.

Robert Hershey Jeffries, Jr., 73 of Marion Center, died Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born in 1944 in Punxsutawney to Robert H. and Helen Bracken Jeffries.

Mr. Jeffries was an active member of the Marion Center First United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities throughout the years. He was also a lifetime member of the Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, and the PennDOT Retirees Golf Club.

He was employed by PennDOT for 36 years. He was also an agent for Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. for many years.

Bob enjoyed spending time on the Allegheny River boating with his family and friends. He also enjoyed genealogy, golfing, hunting, woodworking, and especially tinkering. Along with his father and sons, they built the existing family home in Marion Center.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra M. Vite Jeffries, Marion Center, one daughter and two sons – Dawn Rene’ Hunter and husband Craig, Canonsburg; Erich M. Jeffries and wife Amy, Moon Twp.; Jason M. Jeffries and wife Lanny, Monument, CO; seven grandchildren – Olivia, Catheryn, and Audrey Hunter; Devin, Clay, Luke, and Eden Jeffries; one brother and three sisters – Diane Means and husband Don, DuBois; Karen Todd and husband David, Pittsburgh; Paul Jeffries and wife Leslie, Clearfield; Colleen Jeffries, Punxsutawney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Clay Bryson Jeffries.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. Friends will also be received on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Marion Center First United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be made in the Union Hill Cemetery, Rossiter. Friends and family are invited to attend a fellowship luncheon back at the church in celebration of Bob’s life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center-Indiana, 850 Hospital Rd., Suite 1300, Indiana, PA 15701, or to the Marion Center First United Methodist Church, 204 West Main St., Marion Center, PA 15759.


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