Robert Howard Himes, 74

February 17, 2023

Robert Howard Himes was born in Mineola, NY, on September 11, 1948, and passed into eternity in Lancaster, PA, on February 17, 2023, at 74 years old.

The son of Willis Ray and Jane (Shaw) Himes, Robert (or Bobby as he was affectionately called by his mother and sisters), spent his early years in the Hempstead area of Long Island, before moving to Norristown, PA, where he met his wife Linda, who lived in the same neighborhood as he. Bob graduated from the former A.D. Eisenhower High School in Norristown, and later finished his college education at the former Pillsbury Baptist Bible College of Owatonna, Minnesota.

Bob and Linda were married on June 16, 1973, and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 16, 2023. During their married years, Bob and Linda lived and raised their family in the Lansdale, PA area, before moving to Strasburg, PA, in 1984, and spending their recent years in Lancaster, PA.

Bob pursued ministry at an early age, but found his life redirected toward sales in his early married years, working in pharmaceutical, medical, and radio sales throughout his career. In his later, semi-retired years, Bob parlayed his enjoyment of driving to a part-time career driving limousine, and then school bus.

Bob was a professing Christian since his early years and spent many years serving in his local church as a pastoral intern, Sunday School teacher, deacon, youth leader, and singing in the choir.

Bob is survived by his wife Linda (Bennett) Himes, his children Todd (married to Natasha), Bethany (married to Jason), Timothy (married to Shelley), Joshua, and Jennifer (married to Steven), as well as fifteen grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his two sisters, Susan Moyer and Laurie Midgley.

Services will be private and at the convenience of family.

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March 02, 2023

I’m sorry to hear about Bob’s passing and would like to send my condolences to the family.  I have good memories of doing bus trips with Bob and having great conversations with Bob about our common interests.  He left us way too soon.   Phil Benner

February 25, 2023

I’ve been a friend of the Himes family since I was a teenager. I probably spent more time at their house than at mine. Bob was a good friend as were both his sisters. We had great times of fellowship that I miss. Richard Brunt

February 24, 2023

Worked with Bob at Shultz Transportation. He was a great joy and a wonderful person. Will miss seeing his smiling face. Prayer to the family.

February 24, 2023

Prayers to the Himes family. I worked with Bob at Shultz Transporation…I always enjoyed doing trips with him. May Bob rest in peace. 
Kenny B

February 24, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss, but glad we will see him again. I am sure he is in Heaven trading jokes with my dad and Uncle Bill.
Joanna Himes-Murphy

February 23, 2023

He was a great grandfather.
James p

February 22, 2023

Ps. 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”.
Grace Midgley Schuck, sister-in-law to Laurie Himes Misgley

February 22, 2023

Dear Himes family – Knowing Bob is with Christ our Lord and Savior brings great comfort but we still send our love and prayers to you as you experiance his loss! He will be missed for sure – God bless all of you! From Pastor Dale Parmer and friends of Heartland Baptist Church!
(Psalm 116:15) “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”
Dale Parmer

February 22, 2023

I know you are enjoying heaven with Mom and Dad but will miss you and love you . So glad you are spending eternity with Jesus. 
Laurie Midgley

February 21, 2023

Deepest sympthies to Bethany and the entire Himes/Tiedemann family on your loss. May your faith in the Lord, the caring prayers and thoughts of friends, and the passage of time help ease your loss and pain.  Those who pass on continue to live forever in our hearts and minds and its our blessed memories that endure.
Timothy Steinrock

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