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Robert Wilson Newhard Sr.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of East Allentown

Robert Wilson Newhard Sr., 75, of East Allentown, died June 1, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Margaret “Maggie” C. (Matthews) Newhard for 21 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry and Ardella (Klutz) Newhard.

He was a 1961 graduate of Dieruff High School.

He retired from Penske Truck Leasing after 34 years of service. He was a part-time carpet installer for Royal Furniture and was a bartender at the East Allentown Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert W. Jr. of Nazareth; a daughter, Roxanne of Allentown; a stepson, Matthew Adams with Stephanie of Fayetteville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Robert Beeson, Ryan Hawamura-Beeson, Brittany Olesh, Zachary Saruba, Alexis Burke, Shannon Adams and Eric, Troy, Brooke, Bobby and Gina Newhard; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan Saruba, Brielle Olesh, Gavin Mease, Lulu Hawamura-Beeson and two girls on the way; a brother, Harold Newhard with Penny of Allentown; and two nieces.

He was predeceased by a brother, Harry Newhard Jr.

There will be a celebration of life 10 a.m. June 30 at the fire company, 405 E. Walnut St., Allentown, 18109.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.