J. Robert Shearer, 87, of Kittanning died on Monday September 27, 2021 in ACMH Hospital. He was born on July 27, 1934 in Worthington to the late Albert & Bessie (Ruffaner) Shearer. He was a 1953 graduate of Worthington West Franklin High School. He then proudly served active duty in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 and then reserve duty 1959-1963. Bob retired as a toolmaker from Magnetics, Inc. in 1998 with 42 ½ years of service.
Bob was a member of the Worthington Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, director of Vacation Bible School, Youth Group Director, Awana leader, and was instrumental in remodeling the church and parsonage buildings. His other memberships included, Worthington Lions Club for 54 ½ years and served as president and chairman of numerous other committees, Melvin Jones Fellowship of Lions International, Member of District 14-N Honor Roll of Lions and the Armstrong RC Flyers. He was a former member of the Worthington West Franklin Fire Department , the Worthington Water Authority, where he served as president, and served on a committee of 3 that procured the water system for Ponderosa Heights. He was also a former member of the Alamo Squares Dance Club and he managed a Worthington Little League Team.
He enjoyed woodworking, he made and gave away hundreds of toaster tongs, watching sports, traveling, hunting, fishing, gardening, reading, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife and high school sweetheart, Shirley (Bowser) Shearer whom he married on June 9, 1956; children- Carla (Ralph) Hardt, of Valencia, and Brian (Sherry) Shearer of Ellwood City; grandchildren- Megan (Jonathan) Allison, Aryn Roofner and fiancé Alex Wettach, Nicholas Shearer and fiancé Cagney McCarty, Jillian Shearer, and Cassidy Shearer; great-grandchildren- Silas, Ira, and Juniper Allison & another baby Allison on the way; and a brother, Richard Shearer of Washington, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Masks are required to attend the viewing and funeral services for Mr. Shearer.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday September 30, 2021 in the F. Duane Snyder Funeral home, 119 Bear St., Worthington, PA 16262 from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Friday October 1, 2021 in the Worthington Baptist Church from 10:00am until time of services at 11:00am with Pastor Dan Basham officiating. Burial will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.