Robert D. Black Sr. 78, of Millville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday October 21, 2021, at his residence. He was born December 20, 1942, in Bloomsburg, a son of the late, Donald and Zela (Bardo) Black.
Robert was a graduate of Central Columbia High School Class of 1960. Most of his life was spent in the Mount Pleasant Township area where he was also Auditor for the township. He worked for PPL for over 40 years retiring as a lineman leader. Bob had over 60 years as a volunteer Fireman for, Lightstreet, Hughesville, Benton, Millville, and Orangeville. He was the chief for 21 years for Orangeville Volunteer Fire Co. He also held many offices in Columbia County Firemen’s Association, and 4-H leader for Columbia and Montour County. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of SPC4. Bob was a former member of Kitchen’s United Methodist Church and current member at Mill-Green United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife the former F. Elaine Dressler, whom he married on September 17, 1966, two children; Robert D. Black Jr., and his wife Katherine of Louisiana, Julie Diltz and her husband Brian of Millville, six grandchildren; Brian Huddleston Jr. wife Angie, Robert D. Black lll., Brandon Black, Cameron Black, Ashley (Diltz) Shaner husband Joshua, Thomas Diltz wife Kayla (Wondoloski), great grandchildren Trevor and Owen Shaner, and 16 other great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, E. Darlene Martenas and D. Marie Eckroth.
Services will be Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Mill-Green United Methodist Church, S State St & Walnut St, Millville, PA 17846 with his Pastor, Pastor Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial will follow at Kitchen’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday October 25, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Bunnell Funeral Home Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville.
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The Bunnell Funeral Home Inc., Millville is handling arrangements.
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