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Robert I. Musser
September 23, 1949 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Surrounded by his loving family, Robert I. “Bob” Musser passed away at his home on Friday, August 4, 2023. He was 73. Born September 23, 1949, Bob was a son of the late Boyd A. Musser, Sr. and Anna (Merryman) Musser. Bob was a 1967 graduate of Penns Valley High School. On June 25, 2005, he married Linda M. Bailey who survives.
Bob had been employed with Stocker Chevrolet as the body shop manager with 20 plus years of service. He was also owner of the Spring Mills Hotel/Frosty Hook bar and restaurant. Bob loved Penns Valley Sports and was a huge supporter and sponsor of many local sporting teams, one of which was the Spring Mills Braves, a county baseball league team. The softball team for the Frosty Hook won the state championship for several years. Bob was a member of various clubs and organizations in the county. He was known to be a great storyteller and he loved mowing grass. He was a fan of Green Bay Packer football, Atlanta Braves baseball, Penn State football and NASCAR racing with Dale Earnhardt being his favorite.
Bob has left us with several legacies, the first being his generosity. When Bob learned of a need in the community, he did not hesitate to help in any way he could. He was generous in his giving and often times didn’t want people knowing it was he who gave or how much he gave. He never wanted any recognition for himself. As one of his nieces said, “Uncle Bobby was one of the most quietly generous and caring people I have ever known. He did so much for so many and never asked for recognition or repayment. He genuinely wanted to help”. Truer words have never been spoken and this is exactly how his whole family felt.
Perhaps the most important legacy that Bob leaves with us though is, the special love he had for his son “Little Bobby”. Little Bobby was the apple of his eye and anywhere that Bob went you could always find Little Bobby not far behind. Bob believed that special needs people needed to be treated with dignity and respect. He often said “I want to make Little Bobby’s world spin”, and he did just that. There was never anything he wouldn’t do for Little Bobby, and he never lacked for anything. Bob will indeed be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters: Melanie Auman (Andy) of Rebersburg, Mandy Chaplain (Chad) of Lamar, Elisia Myers (Kris) of Aaronsburg, Kristina Garcia (Enrique) of Philadelphia and Karolyn Sahoo (Dipak) of Boalsburg; one son, Robert R. “Bobby” Musser of Aaronsburg and two sisters, Norma Mulvey and Lois Runkle (Tom). Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, Bradley, Cole, Taryn, Ryan, Matthew, Chelsey, Chadyn, Paige, Jade, Kaiden, Lilia, Harper, Bela and Keller, his mother-in-law, Evelyn Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by one son: Michael Lee Musser, siblings, Alice Sweeley, Feryle Winter, Lucille Arking, Randall Musser, Glenn Musser, Dale Musser and Boyd A. Musser, Jr. and his father-in-law H. Richard Bailey.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Bob may be sent to Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, POB 437, Millheim, PA 16854 to be held until a scholarship fund for a special needs student can be set up at Penns Valley High School.