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Robert “Bob” W. Vest, Sr., 71

October 09, 2020

Robert W. Vest, Sr., 71, of Lancaster, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 9, 2020. Born in Bridgeton, NJ he was the son of the late Russell C. and Violet (Novaska) Vest.

Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he earned a Purple Heart. He served honorably in the Army. Though he moved from Philadelphia, he remained an avid Philly sports fan his entire life. If there was a Philly team playing, Phillies, Eagles or Flyers, he tuned in. In the mid-80s, he was part of the St. Joseph midget football league and on the Board of Directors. He will be remembered for his 21+ years of dedication to the Lancaster Regional Medical Center, as a Patient Care Tech, until his retirement.

He will be greatly missed by his children; Gail Mowery (Donald), Robert Jr. (Robin Rohrer), Jeffrey and Brooke as well as 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his parents and a sister, Patricia Stokes.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:30AM on the South Lawn of the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA. A visitation will be held from 9:30AM until the start of the service. Interment will follow at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to the Salvation Army

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October 19, 2020

After long ER night shifts we always looked forward to the sun rising and Bob’s appearance. He would roll in with some larger than life tale which always helped pull us to 0700.   The most memorable ramblings were of his Vietnam service & the ever present possibility that he would run away to someplace tropical – taking half our staff with him. RIP. Thanks for your service. 
Sarge

October 19, 2020

BOB WAS MY BABY BROTHER. WE DIDN’T SEE  EYE. BUT HE  IS MY BROTHER AND I LOVE HIM. CALL AGAIN GAIL. I HAD PHONE PROBLEMS. I LIKE TO SEE YOU AS SOON AS I CAN. SORRY I CAN NOT BE THERE. I AM IN VERY POOR HEALTH. LOVE YOU ALL. UNCLE RUSS.

October 14, 2020

I worked with Bob for a good many years in the OR at LRMC he was a hard worker and we had a lot of laughs he always called me mama bear how’s papa bear He’s going to be missed rest in peace Bob😭
Mary Ellen Krisko

October 14, 2020

I knew Bob from LRMC and there was never a day that he did not have me in stitches.  Such a kind soul and his patients loved him very much!  RIP Bob!
Pam Burkholder

October 14, 2020

Bob was a fun and happy man, I know he loved his family very much…. he will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Deb warfel

October 14, 2020

My condolences to Bob’s family.
I worked with BV at Continental Can till they closed in 1988. Many good memories from that time. I would see him at the hospital at different times and walking to Manor Shopping ctr. Sometimes I’d pick him up and share some memories.
Bob Abel

October 13, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your dad, Gail.  71 is way to young to be gone.  God must have needed him for something more important.  Our prayers are with you and your family.  We love you and hope you can find peace.
Donna

October 13, 2020

Gail and all of the family. So sorry for the loss of your father. He will be missed. I have such great memories of Bob before and after Viet Nam and when you moved into our home after Germany. He always had a great story and made us laugh. RIP Bob
Barb Moyer

October 13, 2020

He will surely be missed. I knew him since he was 20 years old and he always wanted to work in the medical field and loved his job as a Patient Care Tech. He loved his children and his grandchildren.
Sandy

October 13, 2020

 
Gail,
So sorry to hear about your Dad! He sounds like he was a wonderful man who died much to young. Thoughts and love to you.
Joan

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Lititz, PA 17543
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