Robert B. Walsh

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SWEET VALLEY — Robert B. Walsh, 84, of Sweet Valley, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Walsh was born in Ross Township on Dec. 27, 1932, and was the son of the late Joseph and Zelma (Briggs) Walsh. Bob was a graduate of the former Shickshinny High School, class of 1950. Bob joined the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company in 1949 and served as its fire chief for 30 years. He was a founding member of the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association and with his wife, Alice, faithfully served the community for over 50 years. He served his country in the Korean War. Bob was a loving father, brother, father-in-law and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, farming and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Walsh.

Bob is survived by son, Robert L. Walsh and his wife, Patricia, of New Market, Md.; sister, Patricia McDonald, of Norton, Mass.; grandchildren, Nicole and Robert Walsh; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from the River of Life Fellowship, 22 Outlet Road, Dallas, with Pastor Kenneth Kreller, officiating. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sweet Valley Volunteer Ambulance or Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 207, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.

Online condolences can be made at

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Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc.
2386 SR 118
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621
(570) 477-2500
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Published in Times Leader from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2017
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