Robert A. Wiley

DOVER TOWNSHIP Robert (Bob) Arthur Wiley was born on February 27, 1930, in Rossville. Bob was the eldest son of the late John H. Wiley and the late Carrie V. (Seifert) Wiley Crist, and brother of Gary Wiley, York. On January 3, 2014, his life's journey came to a peaceful end in York Hospital. Bob married Delores Mae Fetrow on October 15, 1950, at the First Calvary Baptist Church, Towson, Md. Prior to Delores' death in 1991, the couple was married for 40-1/2 years. Bob married Martha Brown Delp on August 27, 1994, at Zion Schaffer's United Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys. Prior to Bob's death, the couple was married for 19-1/2 years. Bob is survived by his wife, Martha; his daughter, Michele Wiley, spouse of Ronald Sanders, Dover; his son, John C. Wiley, Dover; stepdaughters, Cathy Smith, Washington State, and Peggy, spouse of Tim Amspacher, Seven Valleys; and stepson, Terry Delp, York. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rachel Wiley, San Diego, CA, Captain Adam Wiley, spouse of Jenna, Ft. Bragg, NC, Shayla Sanders, York, Tara and Ashley Delp, Dover and Tyler Delp, York. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, a step-son, Ira William (Bill) Delp, Jr., and special name sake, Robert Wiley. Corporal Robert Wiley proudly served his country in the Korean War. During his service in Korea, Bob earned two Bronze Star medals, a Good Conduct medal and the Korean War Service medal. Bob was a lifetime member of Hawk Gunning, VFW and Moose clubs. Bob's former memberships included Shiloh American Legion and Wago Club. A remembrance viewing will be held on Wednesday at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A viewing will also be held on Thursday, January 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. with funeral services at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Following services, burial with full military honors, provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard, will be held in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Thomas Shelley of Zion Schaffer's United Lutheran Church. Life's toils are over and this soldier now is blessed with the furlough of eternal rest. Bob's family requests, for those desiring, to consider making blood donations in his memory at any York County blood bank.

Funeral Home

Emig Funeral Home
47 N Queen St Dover, PA 17315
(717) 292-2931

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 6, 2014