Robert was born in Towanda, on November 8, 1932 the son of Burleigh Lee Roof and Effie Whipple Roof. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1953 and in early years was employed by several area farms.
Robert was a well-known general contractor operating his building and remodeling business for 40 years until retirement.
Robert was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, Wysox-Sheshequin Grange No. 58, the Relax Square Dancing Club of Elmira, NY, the PEN-NY Promenaders Square Dance Club of Sayre, and in prior years served as a 4-H Leader. Robert and his wife Mary Jane proudly served as foster grandparents for many years. Robert enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and caring for his animals on the family farm.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Shanise Bennett, great granddaughter, Emma Nevaeh Robinson, daughter-in-law, Stacy Marie Roof and sister, Dorothy Jane Taylor.
A memorial service was hled November 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA with Rev. Canon Maureen AtLee Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating.
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