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Robert Hess


Robert P. “Bob” Hess 80, of Fellowship Community in Whitehall died Friday August 15, 2014 at home. Bob was born and reared in Fullerton, Whitehall Township on August 24, 1933, the son and only child of Ray P. and Hazel E. (Gray) Hess. He was an Eagle Scout. After graduating from Whitehall High School in 1951 and Lafayette College in 1955, he served as civil affairs officer with the Army in Korea. He then received a M.A. degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. Later during his career he did extensive graduate studies at Temple and Rutgers University. While at Clark University, Bob began teaching assistantship. He continued his education career teaching secondary English and Social Studies in the Bensalem and Neshaminy school districts in lower Bucks County. He later worked in a private special education school, and was the Education Director of a tutoring center. He later became an administrator in adult trade schools, before retiring from education to fulfill a lifetime whim to work in a hardware store. After nine years as an associate and sales coordinator at the Fairless Hills Sears Hardware, he left to care for his parents, and then to become a testing specialist at Montgomery County Community College until 2012. He was a member of St. John’s UCC Church in Fullerton as a young man, and again in his retirement to Whitehall.
Survivors: Daughter; Libby Hess of Upland. Son; Preston Hess of Lansdale.
Services: Graveside with Military Honors 11am Wednesday August 20, 2014 Union Cemetery PA Rte 873, Slatington. No Calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Harding Funeral Home
Contributions: In lieu of flowers can be made to St. John’s UCC or Lehigh Township Historical Society c/o the funeral home.




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