A photo of Robert J. “Bob” Sechrist, Sr.

Robert J. “Bob” Sechrist, Sr.

February 15, 1928 - February 16, 2018

Robert J. Bob Sechrist, Sr., age 90, of Williamsport, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Born in Williamsport, PA on February 15, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret (Murphy) Sechrist.  Bob served in the US Navy during WWII.  Afterwards, he dedicated his career as a maintenance worker for Williamsport Hospital in PA.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman.  He had a passionate love for his family and will be remembered as a beloved father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sons, Ronald W. Sechrist and John R. Sechrist, Sr.  He is survived by his children, Robert J. Sechrist, Jr. (Nenita) of Monterey, CA, Steven T. Sechrist (Patricia) of New Castle, and Mary Ann Swain (Donald) of Middletown; sisters, Rita Sechrist of Williamsport, PA and Tess Slavin of Salisbury, MD; grandchildren, Erica Tarr (Robert), Danielle Goodman (Joseph), Nicole McKee (Steven) and John R. Sechrist, Jr. (Kimberly); and great-grandchildren, Makayla, Joseph, Cooper, Isabella, Sophia, Olivia, Audrey and Jack.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Wilmington VA Medical Center and Compassionate Care Hospice for the outstanding care Bob received during his illness.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A commmittal service will be at 11 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 701 N Clayton St. Wilmington, DE 19805.

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10 Condolences for Robert J. “Bob” Sechrist, Sr.

  • Even though I haven’t seen you in years I still feel a sadness of your passing. There is a special bond that we hold with the people we grow up with. Rest in Peace, Jack.

  • Betty, I am sorry for your loss! May God give you the peace and comfort you in this times!

  • When a wonderful person like Bill pass the way the only thing we can do is cherish the happy memories we shared with him and celebrate his life. Dear Billy we’ll never forget you. Rest in peace. To his family our sincerest condolences and “Zoi se esas”.
    Sophia Livizos and family

  • I will always remember Basil’s laughter and happiness. What an amazing man! God Bless,
    Maria

  • to Karen Garrett and family – so sorry for your loss of your mother. we will always remember her happy smile and joyful spirit. may God comfort and keep you during this sad time.- Stephanie and Steven

  • Marlene and Nicole,

    We are so sad to hear of John’s passing. He was a great neighbor and a good friend . We were so lucky to have all of you as our next door neighbors!
    May God comfort you and watch over you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Janet and Frank Salacki

  • Marlene: I am so sorry for your loss, I will keeep you and your family in my prayers.

  • mr &mrs cammock so sorry to read about the loss of your son. my prayers are with you during thins difficult time

  • God bless you all in your time off loss! God speed your peace. Memories of many holiday functions and laugh were shared with my family and yours, they will always be treasured.

    Sincerely,
    April, Jon, Lydia, and Zach Bender
    And
    Victoria, David, Alice and Perseus Cartagena

  • April,
    Thank you for your kind condolence. We hope to see you and your family.
    Take care,
    Mary Ann