COAL TOWNSHIP — Robert R. Anascavage, 75, of 307 State Route 2026, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at his son’s home in Coal Township.

Robert was born July 16, 1946, a son of the late Norbert and Violet (Varney) Anascavage.

On Feb. 8, 1969, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Marion Heights, Robert married the former Helen Theresa White, who survives. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage in February.

Robert attended St. Joseph Elementary School, Coal Township, and graduated from Coal Township High School in 1964. He then enrolled in Williamsport Area Community College, where he learned to be a heavy equipment operator, graduating with the Class of 1966.

Robert was employed as a highway construction grade foreman with the former Faylor-Middlecreek, which was later acquired by Eastern Industries.

He was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin.

Robert enjoyed playing high school football and was named all-state tackle in 1964. He had a great love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding ATVs and camping.

Robert was a former member of the Pine Haven Hunting Camp in Loyalsock and a life member of the Brady and Independence Fire Companies. He had a great love for wildlife, but mostly turtles. He had recently donated a tortoise to Clyde Peeling’s Reptilland that he and his family cared for over the past 40 years.

Robert enjoyed photography and documented many of his outdoor adventures with his family and friends. He was an avid coin collector and had a great love for his dogs. He leaves behind his furry friend, “Feppy.”

In addition to his wife, Helen, Robert is survived by his children, Bobby Anascavage, of Coal Township; Gary Anascavage, of Coal Township; and Tara Witmer and her husband, Lester, of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Zachary, Conner, Nathan and Gage; three step-grandchildren; one sister, Sylvia Costa, of Bloomsburg and several nieces and nephews.

ANASCAVAGE — Robert R. Anascavage, 75, of Coal Township. A viewing will be held in the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a burial in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Marion Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, to help defray the cost of the funeral.

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