Robert E. "Bob" Fornoff

Enjoyed woodworking and found fulfillment in raising shrubs in his own greenhouse.

Service times: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

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Robert E. "Bob" Fornoff, 87, of Ironville, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community.

Born in Ironville, he was the son of the late Roy and Margaret Snyder Fornoff. He was the husband of Maria Gecas Fornoff with whom he was married 19 years. His first wife Fern Redcay Fornoff passed away in 1996. In addition to his wife are his daughters, Janice, wife of Mark Bute; Laurie, wife of Oscar Plowman; Beverly Fornoff; Lydia, wife of Allen Hipple; Cynthia Bowman; Deborah, wife of George Maldonado; Jessica, wife of James Stevens; six grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joann, wife of Leroy Lehman.

Bob was a 1949 graduate of Columbia High School where he excelled in track and field. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A bricklayer, he started his masonry career with Alvin Mummaw. Bob was a member of the Ironville United Methodist Church where he will be remembered for his lifelong service to the Church. He was a member of the Lancaster Liederkranz, enjoyed woodworking and found fulfillment in raising shrubs in his own greenhouse.

Funeral services will be held at the Ironville United Methodist Church, 4020 Holly Drive, Columbia PA 17512 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Greg Impink, officiating. Private interment will be held in Laurel Hill memorial Gardens. Family and friends may view at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Bob's memory to the Ironville United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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