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[A person wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera Description automatically generated] Robert Stanley Bare, 89, passed away September 22, 2019 at The Heritage of Green Hills, Cumru Township, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the widower of Florence Catherine Bare, with whom he shared almost 60 years of marriage.
Born, February 8, 1930 in Reading, he was a son of the late Alvin Dewey and Rosa (Himmelberger) Bare.
Robert was employed as a carpenter with Carpenter Technology for 38 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the former St. Anthony of Paudua Roman Catholic Church, Millmont.
Robert served in the U.S. Army, as a medic, from 1947-1950.
He enjoyed reading the Bible daily, as well as woodworking, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his four children: Richard M., husband of Deborah J. Bare of Penn Township; Robert S., Jr., husband of Eileen A. Bare of Spring Township; George A., husband of Deborah A. Bare of Strasburg; and Sandra M., wife of Bret D. Morey of Ruscombmanor Township.
Other survivors include his six grandchildren: Michele Bare, Erika Bare, Jennifer Bond, Steven Bare, Kevin Morey and Justin Morey, and his four great grandchildren: Julia, Jaxon, Claire and Isabella.
Robert was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Karen Bare, and by his siblings, Ralph Bare, Irene White and Betty DiPietro.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the nurses, nurses’ aides and kitchen staff of Green Hills Manor for the exceptional care they provided Robert.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601.
For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.