Robert G. Schieber, 88, a resident of Spring Brook Twp., died Wednesday at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA in Regional Hospital.
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He was three weeks short of his 89th birthday. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Jesso Schieber and the couple was married almost 40 years.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Jacob and Jessie Schumacher Schieber, he attended St. Mary of the Assumption School and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow. He was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot, and was appointed tax collector for 20 years by the state Governor. He enjoyed being a skilled craftsman. He was a proud Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with two Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal.
Bob's family would like to thank our sister-in-law, Mildred Schieber, who was instrumental in his overall healthcare. We also would like to thank the staff of Moses Taylor Hospital and especially the staff at Regional Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Bob was loved by his family and will be deeply missed.
Surviving are a daughter, Anne E. Schieber and companion, James Lindemuth, Alexandria, Va.; three sons, Robert J. Schieber and wife, Janet, Mount Cobb; John C. Schieber and wife, Mildred; and Jay P. Schieber and wife, Kim, all of Spring Brook Twp.; grandchildren, Shawn Amber, Elizabeth and Gabrielle Schieber; a sister-in-law, Dolores Eiden, Vienna, Va.; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Sroehlich and Eleanor Nye.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow, to be celebrated by the Rev. Robert Simon, pastor. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510. To leave an online condolence, visit www.augusthaasfuneralhome.com.
August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc.
202-204 Pittston Avenue Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on July 4, 2014