Robert Dentler
1950 - 2018
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Robert L. Dentler
Robert "Bob" L. Dentler, 67, entered into rest at 12:13 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at York Hospital. He was the loving husband of Linda M. (Gross) Dentler. The couple celebrated 44 years of marriage on May 12, 2017.
Born November 9, 1950 in Dover, Bob was a son of the late Charles E. and Ada C. (Holtzapple) Dentler.
He graduated from Dover High School in 1970.
Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the 8th Infantry Division in Germany.
He worked as a diesel mechanic and had also been a truck driver over the years. Bob worked for R.L. Brandt Trucking and retired from Krapf Bus Company in Spring Grove. He also worked part-time for Quigley 4x4 in Manchester.
Bob was the current mayor of Dover Borough. As the mayor, he was police commissioner. He was a very active member of Union Fire & Hose, Co. #1, Dover and the current fire police captain. Bob was also a member of Shiloh American Legion Post 791 and West York VFW 8951. He was a former Dover Borough Councilman, member of the Dover Recreation Committee and a former member and president of the Dover Jaycees.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a daughter, Amy Grim and husband, Joel of Dover; three sons, Leon Gross and wife, Michele of West York, Donald Pletz and wife, Sonya of Wellsville and Michael Dentler and wife, Katie of Dover; nine grandchildren, Lindsey Gross, Victoria and Adam Pletz, Hunter, Beau and Buck Dentler and Dakota, Brianna and Clayton Grim; a brother, Thomas Dentler (Sally) of Shiloh; a sister, Cathy Auman (Daryl) of Dover; and two sisters-in-law, Karen Dentler of Dover and Marina Hernandez of Leola. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James C. Dentler.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Bob's funeral at 1 p.m. and the viewing from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover. Burial will follow in Salem Union Cemetery, Dover where veteran's honors will be presented by York County Veterans Honor Guard. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry Carpenter, chaplain of Union Fire & Hose Co. #1.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Fire & Hose Co. #1, 30 E. Canal St., Dover, PA 17315.

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Published in York Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2018.
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March 21, 2020
RIP Bob, you are missed by many!
Robert lamparter
April 7, 2018
Bob's Family: Deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I remember his gentle ways while we attending high school. His life and civic accomplishments are impressive. Way to go, Bob! Rest in peace!
Where a beautiful soul has walked, cherished memories will remain... God bless, Brenda (Harlacher) Olson
March 29, 2018
Our hearts go out to the whole family. We had the previlage of living next door for 10 years. The whole family was wonderful to us and we couldn't have asked for better neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan & Karen Krall
Karen Krall
March 29, 2018
Bob had a great heart. He loved his community and cared for people. Men like him are hard to find! I will miss him!
Todd Seidel
March 29, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Dentler family
Bob and I have had many conversations and his family was always spoken highly of
May you rest in peace now sir!
Wendy Robinson
March 28, 2018
Our sincere condolence to the Dentler Family for your loss, Bob was a great man & contributed to so many things. RIP comrade & thanks for your service. Bob & Brenda Lamparter
Bob & Brenda Lamparter
March 27, 2018
I am going to miss you! You always made sure I was ok and I know you will still watch over me. You will always be forever in my hear. I love you uncle bob!

Love Always Your Niece,
Christy Harlacher
March 27, 2018
What a kind gentle man. I know he has left a hole is our hearts and a hole in humanity. Bob left his mark is all who met him. His kindness and humor will always be remembered.
Our condolences to the family. Our area has lost a good man.
Mark & Tammy
March 27, 2018
My VERY VERY DEEPEST HEART filled SYMPATHY to The Dentler Family
Tena Messinger-Roach
March 27, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers for Linda and family. As Heart strings tug today may sweet memories fill your tomorrows.

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