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Robert S. Gotwals

1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Robert S. Gotwals Obituary
ROBERT S. GOTWALS Robert "Bob" S. Gotwals, 85, of Telford, PA; formerly of Souderton, PA died on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the loving husband of the late Lucille Y. (Yoder) Gotwals for 61 years. Bob was born in Souderton, PA to the late Clayton K. Gotwals & Lillian (Schueck) Gotwals Kulp. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School, class of 1947. Bob graduated from Goshen College, class of 1951, with a BA in Economics. He was the Co-Owner and President for Gotwals Brothers, Inc. for 59 years. Bob was a member of the Souderton Telford Rotary Club, a member of the Mennonite Economic Development Associates and a past chairman of the board for Goshen College in Goshen, IN. He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church where he was very active in all phases of the life of the church. Bob enjoyed working with computers and video editing. He also enjoyed playing tennis, waterskiing, ping pong, volleyball and card games especially rook & pinochle. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed listening to choral music, traveling and entertaining guests. In years past, Bob had his pilot's license and loved flying. He is survived by a daughter, Susan M. Gotwals & husband, Tim Lehman of Ely, MN; two sons, R. Brent Gotwals & wife, Julie of Telford, PA, Christopher K. Gotwals & wife, Kathleen of Barto, PA; seven grandchildren - Erin, Matthew, Alison, Sarah, Jessica, Daniel & Kira, a step-granddaughter, Kristin; two step-great-granddaughters - Aurora & Azure and a brother, William Gotwals of Oley, PA. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Gotwals and three sisters, Lorraine Landis, Helen Clemens & Beulah Kulp. Visitations will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania 18911 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. A private burial will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mennonite Economic Development Associates, 1891 Santa Barbara Drive; Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17601. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit
Published in The Reporter on Aug. 30, 2014
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