Robert William Chambers, age 96, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Roque Joseph Chambers and Anna Marie (Durkin) Chambers.
Robert served as Signalman 3rd class in the U.S Navy during World War II, before being called back to active duty during the Korean War. He had a great passion for reading about his country's history and was a remarkable storyteller. Robert also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Robert was the supervisor/Chief Switchman for Bell of PA for many years, and member of the St. Peters Catholic Church of Wellsboro.
Robert is survived by his wife of 74 years, Marguerite Joan "Marge" Chambers of Wellsboro, 2 daughters, Mary Ann Pelkey of Wellsboro, PA, and Marguerite "Peggy" (Michael) Pacholski of Marlton, NJ; 4 grandchildren; Michael Robert Pelkey, Meghan Allison (John) Selander, Michael Christopher (Kelsey) Pacholski, Robert Matthew Pacholski. 5 great grandchildren; Marguerite Jean Selander, Rebecca Marie Selander, Abigail Marilyn Selander, Emma Rose Pacholski, Jack Michael Pacholski. He is proceeded in death by his parents, his brothers Roque Jr., John Chambers, and sister Ann Land.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Robert's life from 11am-12pm Saturday May 6, 2023, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12pm at the St. Peters Catholic Church, burial with military honors will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery. His family recommends those who may need lodging to reach out to the Penn Wells Motor Lodge of Wellsboro www.pennwells.com, (570) 724-3463. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Robert's name to be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation (718) 987-1931, 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10306.
His family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA, with his arrangements, to share a memory or condolence with his family, visit www.tusseymosher.com.
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