Robert D. Cumer, 77, of Claysville, Pa. died at 1:00 pm Monday, July 20, 2020 in the WHS-Washington, after battling a cancer related illness for the past 2 years.
He was born April 22, 1943 in Chartiers Twp. a son of the late David Phillip and Minnie Louise Steinheiser Cumer, and was a 1961 graduate of Chartiers High School.
Mr. Cumer was an active member of the Claysville UP Church where he has served as a trustee for the past several years, and enjoyed volunteering for many church mission trips where he shared his skill and knowledge as a “jack of all trades” to the old and young.
He was a member of the Hunt-Kennedy American Legion Post 639 in Claysville.
Mr. Cumer was a Vietnam War veteran where he served as a Specialist 4th Class with the 864th Engineer Battalion from 1964-1966, earning the US Army Marksman (Rifle) Badge, Vietnam Service and National Defense Service Medals.
He was employed as an equipment operator for several years with the Operating Engineers Local 66, William H. Martin and the former Petro Clean Company in Carnegie, and was last employed by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington as head of maintenance, and continued his handyman trade as long as his health permitted.
Mr. Cumer coached girls softball for several years, and enjoyed following his grandchildren and the area young children in their sporting activities.
On September 7, 1969 he married Cheryl Gashel who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David (Tabby) Cumer of West Alexander and a daughter, Amy Sibert of Waynesburg; 4 grandchildren, Nathan and Megan Cumer, Jordan and Taylor Sibert; 2 brothers, Howard (Linda) Cumer and John Cumer; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents are 3 brothers, George (Poke), Chuck and David (Sonny) Cumer.
Friends and family will be received from 2-8 pm Thursday in the Claysville UP Church, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 24, 2020 with Rev. Jerome and Rev. Page Creach co-officiating. Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Army and the Claysville American Legion Post 639. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., Rogersville, Pa. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Claysville UP Church, PO Box 496, Claysville, Pa. 15323
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