Robert K. “Bob” Aichele, Sr., 92

February 04, 2020

Robert K. “Bob” Aichele, Sr., 92, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Homestead Village on Tuesday morning February 4, 2020. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of the late Harry A. and Margaret (Nesbitt) Aichele.

Bob was married to the love of his life, Mary Anne (Fix) Aichele for 67 years. She survives him along with five beautiful children.

Bob graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia where he ran track & field. He was a 1951 graduate of Franklin & Marshal College. He was a First-Class Seaman in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member and usher at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

Bob retired as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Government Affairs from Keystone Cement Company. He served the company loyally for over 50 years.

Family meant everything to Bob. He looked forward to the annual beach vacations in Avalon NJ. If you were looking for him, you could find him at Kohler’s Bakery or chauffeuring the family to and from the beach. He was an avid Penn State fan, with many memories tailgating at Penn State football games. He spent a lifetime being the #1 fan of his families’ extracurricular activities; spending countless hours on the field, courtside and the golf course.

He enjoyed a large circle of friends, including his Saturday morning golf buddies at Conestoga Country Club and his Saturday night tennis dinner club. He especially cherished his lifelong friends of the York Gourmet Group.

Bob was a very community and civic minded person. He served on countless boards and committees. He was a Manor Township Supervisor for more than 25 years, a member of the Republican Committee and Chairman of the Penn Manor Republican Party. He served as President of: the Pennsylvania Fire Safety Council, LARC, the American Business Club – Conestoga Chapter, the Manor Ridge Athletic Association, and the Lancaster Jaycee’s where he also held a position as National Director. He was a Board Member of the Northeast Cement Shippers Association, Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association, and the Pennsylvania Masonry Association. An avid golfer, he was a long-time member for over 60 years of Conestoga Country Club, The Lancaster Pirates Club, The Cotillion Club, and The Romeos.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Deborah A. Keys (Jerry), Mary Beth Filling (Jay), Anne Louise DeBord (James), all of Lancaster, two sons, Dr. Robert K. Aichele, Jr. (Lisa Fink), of Pequea, and Thomas F. Aichele (Patricia FitzGerald), of Arlington Heights, IL, 15 grandchildren, Ryan Keys, Julianne Keys Lawrence (Jason), Bobby, Bryce, Alyssa & Austin Aichele, J.J., Lindsay, & Katie Filling, Thomas, Margaret & Charlotte Aichele, Andrew, Meredith, & Matthew DeBord, a great grandson Declan Lawrence and a brother Harry Aichele (Vivian) of Lancaster.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 1PM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 558 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603. It will be concelebrated by The Rev. Peter I. Hahn and The Rev. Michael G. Metzgar. Friends will be received at a viewing Friday evening from 5:30 PM-8 PM with a closing prayer at 8 PM at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike. A closed casket visitation will be from 12 noon-1 PM at the church prior to Mass. There will be a private interment St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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February 25, 2020

Mary Anne, Bob always greeted me with a smile.  Not just a grin, but a full-face smile  – even when he was hurting. I will always remember him that way.  And I will remember how straightforward he was – as we worked together in Republican politics.Firm and clear, but always polite, and centered on the right thing to do. We have lost one our generation’s good guys.
Bill Adams

February 10, 2020

To the Aichele Family, So sorry I missed the funeral.  I had every intention of going, however, the Power’s To Be would not leave me alone.  I cherish all of the times together.  I had just seen Mr. and Mrs. Aichele at the Columbia Diner in 2018 – Loving People as always.  I’m sure I’ll run into Mary Beth, Debbie, or Ann Louise soon.  Mr. Aichele was one of the Great Old Timer’s!
Always, Stan J. Caterbone

February 09, 2020

Bob was a wonderful guy. We always enjoyed our golf game’s together. He always put family first and he lived a vigorous life. Bob will be truly missed! Our condolences to Mary Anne and all of the Aichele family. 
Don Eshleman and Michael Liptak

February 07, 2020

Mary Anne,  my deepest condolences on the death of your husband. I never met him but from our conversations, I know he was a loving, caring man.  I’m so glad that you had many happy year’s together.
Mikki Martin

February 07, 2020

Mary Anne…May the comfort of caring thoughts and good memories surround you now.  Without exception, all our memories of Bob are good ones.
Nan and Nat Netscher

February 07, 2020

To Debbie & the Aichele Family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Such a remarkable man who always made you feel like family. Please give mom a big hug from me.
Bettyann Barnett Wood

February 07, 2020

Tom what a great legacy your Dad left you.  My prayers are with you and your family in this tough time. I wish I could be there to honor him.  All love to you and your great family.
Tom Krall

February 06, 2020

Mary Beth, my heart and condolences go out to you and your family.  
Gwen Horst

February 06, 2020

Larry and I are so sorry to hear that Bob has passed on . We enjoyed out to dinner with Bob and Mary Ann and hearing about their Children and Grand Children , they truly love their family. Bob was a wonderful Human being very kind and a true Gentleman. He will be missed by many. Especially Mary Ann. Sincerely, Larry and Celene

February 05, 2020

To all the Aichele family,  What a lovely tribute to your husband, father and grandfather.  He was clearly a very remarkable man and gave you all the gift of a life well lived. Larry and I know you will miss him terribly but memories of him and having shared that remarkable life with him must be a great comfort. You are in our thoughts. 
Jan Masland & Larry Keating

February 05, 2020

My condolences to the entire Aichele family. I had many interactions with Mr. Aichele at PACA over the years and always remember him as an active and vocal supporter of the industry and the association. On behalf of Highway Equipment & Supply CO, prayers and comfort to you. 
Vincent Pagano

February 05, 2020

Mary Anne and family, My deepest sympathy to you and all the family.I know without a doubt he was a very special man.Years have gone by,but I will always remember you & your beautiful family & stories we shared.The memories you hold will last a lifetime.    My love and hugs to all of you Barbara Robison   

February 05, 2020

Bob is a champion of all champions.  I’ve known him for almost 30 years and the support and service he provided to the West Lancaster Fire Company and community during those 30 years was beyond superb.  He will be dearly missed by all.  
James T Leed

February 05, 2020

Mary Anne and Family,  Cass and I send our condolences all of you. Bob was a remarkable person and we know you will carry many memories of your special times with him!  He and Cass had quite a few whistling conversations. Your mom may remember them from our time in the Canary Islands Our love, Cass and Nancy Gieniec

February 05, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Robert Aichele May God bless you all during this time of sadness. 
Greg Anttila

February 05, 2020

Mary Anne+ Aichele Family- we have great memories of our times together which will last forever. Bob will be missed by all who knew him.Thank you for your friendship.
Gail+Ken Twiford

February 05, 2020

To the Family
I met Bob in the early 70s. Always enjoyed seeing his enthusiasm, whether for work or politics. I called him a Salesman’s salesman.  I ran into he and Mary Anne a few months ago.  He brought up things i forgot. He will be missed.  God Bless
Jeff Stauffer

February 05, 2020

Debbie and the Aichele Family . . . . . . . sending my sincerest condolences.  Your dad was one of the kindest men I’ve ever met.  Thinking of you and wishing you comfort in the middle of this sorrow.  
Lyn Weiss

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