HANOVER Robert A. Elmiger, 83, husband of the late Catherine Ann Elmiger, of Bel Air, Maryland, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2013. Born on Monday, March 10, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Herman and Anna Amelia Lang Elmiger. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Troy, N.Y., in 1951. Mr. Elmiger served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Westinghouse and General Electric until retiring in 1991. During his career, he invented the underground radar system, was instrumental in developing the first space launch to Mars, the first atomic submarine, and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). Robert served as President for both the Top Hatters Dance Club and Toastmasters International; where he won numerous awards for speech competitions, and is a former member of Christ Our King Church in Bel Air, Md. He loved politics, wood working and dogs. He is survived by his son, Robert H. Elmiger, and his wife Maria; and one granddaughter; Anastasia N. Sidor, and her husband Scott, all of Glenville. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc, 311 Broadway Hanover, with Pastor Michael Coarson officiating. The burial will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either: Providence Community Church, P.O. Box 135, Hanover, PA 17331; or
, 2595 Interstate Dr, Ste 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on June 13, 2013
Panebaker Funeral Home
311 Broadway Street Hanover, PA 17331