Robert “Bob” Philip Elliott
A Hardworking Family Man -
Robert “Bob” Philip Elliott, age 85, of Mechanicsburg, went home on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Bob was born on Saturday, October 20, 1934 in Beaverdale to the late William Elliott and Margaret (Torma) Elliott. Bob was the widower of Rosalie Virginia (Studt) Elliott, whom he married on October 21, 1961, and who died on May 8, 2005. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Elliott.
Bob’s survivors include his two children: Susan Kay St. John and her husband, Mike, of Mifflintown, Robert “Bobby” William Elliott and his wife, Kimmie, of Duncannon; his two grandchildren: Ethan Gill of Carlisle, Rachel Gill of East Berlin; his three siblings: William “Bill” Elliott of Johnstown, James “Jim” Elliott and his wife, Kay, of Plano, TX, Joanne Pollice and her husband, Frank, of New City, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated from Johnstown High School as part of the class of 1956 and served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He retired from Kelly Systems, Inc. in Harrisburg, after nearly 40 years of service working as a drywall finisher. Bob was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg since 1961. He was a dedicated and hardworking man; Bob did everything with his family in mind. Over many years, Bob and his wife warmly welcomed many children into their home as foster parents. He was a genuine person and always followed through on his promises.
All are welcome to join Bob’s family on Friday, February 7, 2020, for his viewing from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; and for his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Reverend Timothy J. Sahd celebrating. Burial will immediately follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard. Honored to be pallbearers are Robert William Elliott, Rodney Enck, Mark Gutshall, Chad Mitchell, and J.R. Wighaman. Bob’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory following the burial.
The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Laura, Gabby, and Irena, all of whom so lovingly cared for Bob during his illness. They would also like to express their sincere gratitude to Kimmie’s friends, Norma and Joni, for the care and extra special support they showed the family.
Contributions in celebration of Bob’s life can be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Bob’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.
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Compassionate Care Hospice
1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill PA 17011