Robert R. Buch 89, WWII Army veteran, Hajoca sales representative

By on October 10, 2012

Robert R. "Bob" Buch, 89, of Ephrata, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center, Stevens.

Born in Brownstown, he was a son of the late Jacob W. and Annie M. (Buchter) Buch. His wife, Margaret D. "Peg" (Moore) Buch, died June 28, 2003. His daughter, Stasia, and her husband lived in Lititz for many years and recently moved to Ephrata to be closer to her father.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a German prisoner of war. Bob was a sales representative with Hajoca, Lancaster, for 45 years. An avid Phillies fan, he was a member of the Ephrata American Legion, VFW and BPOE 1933, enjoyed yard work and loved dogs.

Surviving are daughters: Theresa A., wife of Warren Specht, and Stasia J., wife of Scott Weiler, both of Ephrata; grandchildren: Robert, husband of Joan Adams; Jarrod, husband of Carrie Specht; and Amanda, wife of Duane Bradbury; and great-grandchildren: Brittany, Collin and Rachael.

He was predeceased by a brother: Jacob W. Buch Jr.

A memorial celebration of Bob’s life was held Oct. 5 from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, with Chaplain Don Kreider officiating. Inurnment with military honors was held Oct. 6 from Brownstown Cemetery. Contributions may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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