Robert H. Kilmer
Robert H. Kilmer, 92, of Carbondale, died Friday afternoon at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, after a lengthy illness. His wife is the former Ann L. Newcomb. They would have celebrated 62 years of marriage in August. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Carbondale, son of the late Cecil and Elizabeth Kelly Kilmer, Bob was a 1942 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific theater as a medical aid man. He received four battle stars for serving in New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He had been employed by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad as an industrial electrician for 17 years. He later worked at Hendrick Manufacturing and retired from Cross Engineering, both of Carbondale. Bob was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, IBEW Local 81 in Scranton and was a life member of VFW Post 5544, Jessup. He also formerly served on the electrical advisory board of the vo-tech school. He and his wife were avid dancers who enjoyed going out with their friends to the local dances. Bob had a great sense of humor and will always be remembered for his sparkling personality. He is survived by two sons, John P. Kilmer and wife, Judy; and Brian P. Kilmer, all of Scranton; two daughters, Sister Nancy Kilmer, I.H.M., Scranton; and Laure Carlo and husband, Ted, of Mayfield; three grandchildren, Kimberly Snyder and husband, John; Brandon Carlo and Jonathan Naro; three great-grandchildren, Dakota Rose Snyder, Paige Kelly Snyder and Quintin Naro; a sister, Ruth Kent, Lancaster; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from Edward A. Wade Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 4 Morris Place at Terrace Street, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. To share condolences and photos with Bob's family, visit his book of everlasting memories at www.parisefuneralhome.com .
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