David K. Robb
1947 - 2018
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David Keith Robb January 3, 1947 March 14, 2018 David Keith Robb, 71, of Howard, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Keith was born on January 3, 1947, in Derry, a son of the late Walter and Helen Stiffler Robb. He grew up in Latrobe. He married the love of his life, Susan Schaeffer, in 1967, while they were both still in college. They would go on to spend over 50 years together. She survives at their home. They were blessed with three children, Tavia Robb, of Miami, Fla., Jordan Keith Robb, of Pine Grove Mills, and Kaelen Mason Robb, of Lemont. Keith had served as pastor at the St. John United Methodist Church in Howard and the Bald Eagle United Methodist Church in Wingate after serving at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Bethesda, Md. He would later work for the CMI Veterinary Clinic in Howard, Jersey Shore Hospital, and Soldiers and Sailors Hospital/ Laurel Health System in Wellsboro. He also taught science at the Episcopal Academy near Philadelphia. He was also a camp counselor. As an undergraduate at Grove City College, he was named Man of the Year. He also graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary. Keith brought light to everyone he met. He loved to laugh. He had a true joy and ebullience about him, and a sense of wonder about the world. He loved meeting and talking with people, and he saw good in everyone. He was incredibly active and industrious. He enjoyed nature, woodworking, gardening, golfing, reading, and connecting with people. Upon retiring, he and Susan began camping and he loved spending time enjoying nature and all of its wonders, together with their dogs, friends, and family. He also took great pleasure in entertaining at his home. Above all, he loved being a husband and father. The family will hold private services. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keith's name to Audubon, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110 https://action.audubon.org/donate/make-tribute-gift or to Habitat for Humanity, Centre County,1155 Zion Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823. https://www.habitat.org/support/honor-memorial-gifts

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Published in Centre Daily Times on Mar. 17, 2018.
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March 24, 2018
i worked with Keith at Laurel Health.. He was a great fellow and always had a smile. He was collaborative and genuine. A wonderful human being.. i feel privileged to have known him. RIP, Keith
Karen Usavage
March 20, 2018
So surprised and so sorry to hear that Keith died. Sally and I appreciated our tomes with Keith and Susan. We remember times in Newburg and Wesley Seminary as well as shared times at St Andrews UMC. Although we have grown apart, Keith will always be remembered.
March 20, 2018
It was a pleasure to work with Keith at Wellsboro. I will always remember him as a kind helpful co-worker. Prayers for all of his family.
Mary Harvey
March 20, 2018
We were so stunned and saddened to hear of Keith's sudden passing. He will be missed by many. Our families had so many shared experiences in our early Howard days. We know that Sue, Tavia, Jordan and Kaelen have many loving memories to help them navigate through this incredibly difficult time.
Cecie and David Eastman
March 20, 2018
Sue we are so sorry to hear about Keith. Frank and I greatly cherish the times spent with him in Wellsboro. He help me a lot and I was forever greatfull. Jerry Gileot Bulldog Office.
jerry gileot
March 19, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
Caryll DeFrate
March 19, 2018
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Toni Neff Dagen
March 18, 2018
A kind and gentle man Always enjoyed meeting with Keith, sharing stories of family, and recipes. My sincere sympathies to Sue, their family & friends. May God bless all of you.
Bonnie Axeman
March 17, 2018
Hard to wrap my head around. A lovely man gone way to soon. My thoughts to Sue and family. It was a pleasure to know Keith through the marriage of his father and my mother in their later years. My deepest sympathy and disappointment. Dave Washburn
March 17, 2018
Condolences to the family and friends of Keith. May the many fond memories of his life ease the pain of his passing. RIP "Buddy."
Don Roberts
March 17, 2018
So so sorry for your loss...
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pamela Dunn
March 17, 2018
So very sorry for your loss..May God help heal your heart and be with you in your time of need...my thoughts and prayers with you all...
Jan Packer
March 17, 2018
I am deeply sorry for your family's loss.
John Ziegler
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