Robert John Sedlor died peacefully on Oct 4, 2021 in Chambersburg, PA. He was born in 1927 in Yonkers, NY, the middle of 3 children of John and Anna Sedlor.
Bob served in the Navy from 1945-1948, sailing on the USS LeJeune as an electrician’s mate, earning an Asiatic Pacific Medal, World War II Victory Medal and China Service Medal. While stationed in Bremerton, WA, he met the love of his life, Lillian Chole, and they married in 1948.
He used his GI bill to attend college and graduated from University of Washington with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked as an engineer for Sperry Rand, GE, and IBM in Vermont, retiring in 1989 to live full time in their RV.
Bob and Lil traveled extensively, living in 10 different states and wherever their RV could take them. They loved dancing; in fact Bob loved dancing so much that he became a square dance caller. He called for thirty years, which led to more travel to regional and national conventions, and camping weekends throughout the country. Along the way, they made many lifelong friends. They eventually “settled” splitting their time between an RV park in Hondo, TX and Saint Thomas, PA. Bob and Lil danced and traveled until her death in 2013.
Bob also loved to sing; sometimes to music being played and sometimes to the music that lived in his head and in his heart.
Bob is survived by his sister Lillian Johnson (Don) of Port Charlotte FL, children Dorothy Kalahan (John) of CT, Bob Jr (Tina) of TX, Liz Audet (Les Hankins) of VT, Kathy Henshaw (Mitch) of CA, and Patricia Reeder (Dan) of PA, as well as 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
He will be interred with military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA on October 25th at 2:30 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a private memorial service for family members prior to the internment.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Menno Haven, where he lived his last years. For those who wish, contributions may be made in his memory to either the Menno Haven Benevolent Fund (tax deductible) or the Employee Appreciation Fund (nondeductible). Checks can be made out to Menno Haven with the Fund designated in the memo section and sent to 300 Ridgeview, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Bob has gone now to join Lil, dancing through heaven. Please raise a glass in celebration of the well-lived and well-loved life of Bob Sedlor.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelsocorneliusfh.com.
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