Robert C. Allwein, 97, WWII vet, helped open Centerville Quality Inn, enjoyed traveling

By on January 3, 2018

Robert C. Allwein, 97, of Luther Acres, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Carroll and Emma Oliver Allwein. Bob was married to Violet Witmyer Allwein for 65 years before she passed away in 2008.

Bob was a graduate of Lebanon High School, Class of 1938, and attended Penn State prior to World War II. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Radarman First Class aboard the USS Marchand DE-249 in the North Atlantic.

Later he joined the hospitality industry in administration auditing and management in several hotels. Bob helped to open the new Quality Inn at Centerville many years ago.

He was a resident of Luther Acres since 1993. After retirement, Bob and Violet loved to travel, including Hawaii and the Caribbean. He was a member of Lititz United Methodist Church. In his early days Bob was active in scouting and earned the rank of Eagle.

Bob is survived four sons: Kenneth L. Allwein, husband of Jane, Lititz; Barry D. Allwein, husband Deborah, Lititz; Gerald L. Allwein, husband of Fran, Lititz; and Sidney J. Allwein, husband of Sandy, Virginia Beach, Va.; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of Bob’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, with Rev. Steven W. Rodgers officiating. His family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Private interment will be in Penryn Cemetery.

Please omit flowers and kindly consider sending a contribution in Bob’s memory to the Luther Acres Caring Fund, Philanthropy Office at Luthercare, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543; or to Lititz U.M. Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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