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Robert "Balmer" Pettit Jr.

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Robert "Balmer" Pettit, Jr.

AGE: 56 • Bear

Passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Born in Erie, PA, Bob "Balmer" lived his early life in Edinboro, PA. He served his country proudly in the US Marine Corps. He was a heavy equipment operator on the maintenance crew at the Delaware River & Bay Authority. His hobbies included deer hunting with his sons, motorcycles, NASCAR and Steelers football. A family man, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He and his wife Karen just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Karen (Falk) Pettit; his children, Dustin and his wife, Tiffany, of Bear, DE and Kevin and his fiancée, Rose Nesci of Bear, DE; and his grandsons, Hunter and Brantley. He is also survived by his mother Jane Showman, and his sisters Lisa Bradley and Kora Lee. Predeceasing him is sister Yvonne Mills. Also predeceasing him is his uncle and father figure, Raymond Showman, who passed earlier this week in Edinboro, PA. Balmer will be remembered for his outgoing personality, awesome sense of humor, and his love for life. #BALMERSTRONG

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other team members of Temple University Hospital.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Monday, September 21st between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Gift of Life, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21, 2015
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