Robert P. Wallwork, 88, of DuBois, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2012 at Christ the King Manor.
Born on May 4, 1924, the son of the late George and Tillie (Kirkwood) Wallwork. On September 17, 1979, he married Betty (Bushley) Wallwork, she survives.
He was a graduate of Falls Creek High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. During his military career he was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and EAME Service Medal with five bronze stars.
He was a self-employed carpet mechanic.
He was a lifetime member of the Falls Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #559 and Eagle Scout. He enjoyed wood-working, was an avid Steeler fan and spending time with his family.
Robert is survived by his two daughters: Jeanne and her husband Dave Stake of Reynoldsville and Janet and her husband Tom Torrell of Reynoldsville; two step sons: Edward and his wife Judy Kengersky of Falls Creek and Randy Kengersky of Falls Creek; six grandchildren: Tom Yakulis, Kristi (Shawn) Patton, Cheryl Engle, Vicki (Ernie) Ratliff, Dan Engle, Brett Wallwork; four step grandchildren: Diane, Jill, Brandi and Kelly; nine great-grandchildren: Ali, Katie, Toria, Brittney, Miranda, Taylor, Karlee, Kristen and Braxton and three step great grandchildren: Ryan, Kairi and Ella.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son John Wallwork, three sisters: Mary Eitta Gaylord, Ila McKee and Nancy Winnin. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday April 6, 2013 at the Falls Creek Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Henry officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Dubois Area Honor Guard following the service at the church. Interment will be in Beechwoods Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday, April 5, at the Mohney Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 7:00pm by the Garfield Lodge #559.
Memorial donations can be made to: DRMC Hospice: 100 Hospital Ave DuBois, PA 15801, Falls Creek Presbyterian Church: 200 Main Street Falls Creek, PA 15840 or Christ the King Manor: 1100 W Long Ave DuBois, PA 15801.