Robert M. Machamer

Robert M. Machamer, Sr, 73, of 1176 E. Main Street, Hegins, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Hegins Twp.

He was born on Thursday, July 13, 1939, in Lykens, a son of the late Roland and Elsie Hummel Machamer.

He was a 1957 graduate of the former Williamstown High School; where he was class president. He received his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University in 1961.

He taught elementary school in the Tri-Valley School District for 35 years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hegins; where he was a member of the church choir and participated in many productions of the Friedens Church Players.

He was a member and past master of F&AM Valley Lodge 797 Valley View, a former member of the Hegins Valley View Rotary Club, and vice president of the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens. He was also a participating member of several local gun clubs and a social member of various local organizations.

Bob was involved in many sports activities. He was a championship ATA Trap Shooter; winning many competitions including PA State Champion in 1984. He was elected into the Trap Shooter Hall of Fame in Elysburg.

Bob enjoyed sharing his zest of life with others and was very competitive in various activities.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lentz.

He is survived by his wife, LaRue H. (Erdman) Machamer, to whom he was married for 49 years.

He is also survived by a son, Robert M. Machamer, Jr. of Hegins; a sister, Loretta Peters of Lebanon; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Saturday, Dec, 1, at noon, with Rev. Warren Egebo and Rev. Carl Shankweiler officiating. Masonic services were held prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was private at the convenience of the family in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 375, Hegins, PA 17938; or to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or to the , PO Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-3070

Published in The News Item on Dec. 6, 2012