Robert Uhr

Born: Fri., Sep. 17, 1926
Died: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Location: First Lutheran Church


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Robert Uhr, 92, passed away on August 14, 2019 following a brief illness. He was born in Warren on September 17, 1926 to the late Erik Gustaf Uhr and Gunhild Matilda Eckstrom Uhr. For the past four years he has resided at the Suites at Rouse. He enjoyed living at the Suites and especially enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo and socializing with the residents. He graduated from Warren High School and attended Jamestown Community College. During WWII delivered telegrams for Western Union. Robert worked at New Process/Blair Corporation for 47 years. He started working at New Process the day after he graduated from high school. He loved to travel and often went to New York City to enjoy the latest Broadway plays and to explore the city. He often traveled in Canada as well. He was particularly proud of his Swedish heritage and traveled abroad with his mother to visit friends and family in Sweden. When he returned to Sweden in the 1990’s he was made an honorary Viking. He tried often to teach Swedish to his nieces. He volunteered in the office at First Lutheran Church and loved spending time with his good friend Dee Schultz. He also enjoyed Senior Fellowship and planting flowers around the building in the spring. He was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister Mary Elizabeth Johnson, and brother in law, Howard E. Johnson, niece Kathy A. Johnson and nephew Keith A. Johnson. He is survived by niece Kristine (Craig) Whitaker, Kerry (Bill) Thompson, great niece Emily (Andy) Whitaker and great nephew Zachary Litzinger, nephew David Litzinger, great niece Kieran Thompson, great nieces Mya and Bre Helsley and many cousins in Sweden. Friends will be received on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10-11AM, at the First Lutheran Church, 109 West Third Avenue Warren, PA 16365, with a memorial service to follow at 11 AM, The Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, pastor, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church,109 West Third Avenue Warren, PA 16365 , PAWS along the River, 212 Elm St. Warren PA, 16365 and the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Ave. Youngsville PA, 16371.

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Pam Lucks
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
I absolutely loved working with this man. He was caring and understanding. God bless his soul 🙏
Pam Lucks

Donna Dates
   Posted Wed August 21, 2019
Dear Uhr Family:

My family has known Bob for decades. We were neighbors of his when we all lived on Madison Avenue many years ago. I reconnected with Bob recently while at the Rouse Suites when I happened upon him walking through the halls when I was visiting a friend there. What an amazing man. I visited him a couple times each month and so enjoyed our conversations. He would speak of his experiences through life with such enthusiasm and clarity. It was a joy to be taken back to such past times. More importantly, I appreciated seeing a man who lived his life with such character. He was a man who knew the value of a good reputation and used each day to build on that.

Bob had a real love for the Bible. We enjoyed discussing various scriptures. He was such a passionate student of the Bible he would often note particular scriptures we discussed so that he could reflect on them later. We recently discussed the Bible's account of the resurrection of Jesus' friend Lazarus. I was unaware of Bob's recent illness, noted in the obituary, but it is my hope that Bob was comforted in knowing that Jesus has the desire and the power to restore life to those who have died.

The days ahead will be difficult for those who love Bob. 1st Corinthians 15:26 speaks of death as an enemy and it certainly is. May you find comfort in the memories of your dear loved one and find strength in knowing that this dear man will be remembered as the remarkable man that he was by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Warmly,

Donna Dates

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