Robert J. Farley, 66, phys ed teacher, PPL retiree, PSU fan, enjoyed family motorhome trips

By on April 12, 2017

Robert J. Farley, 66, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 7, 2017.

He was the husband of Elaine M. (Klase) Farley, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John J. and Ruth Steckroth Farley.

Bob had worked for PPL Electric Utilities Corp. in Allentown as the manager of Real Estate Services, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the International Right Of Way Association, where he served as a past president of Chapter 9. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in health and physical education, he had been a physical education teacher and coached soccer and baseball at Bishop Hafey High School in Hazleton prior to working at PPL.

He was a Penn State sports fan, and a member of the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the PSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed vacationing in Myrtle Beach and traveling in the family’s motorhome. Bob was also a member of Masonic Lodge 43 of Lancaster and a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, Elaine, he is survived by his children: Kristin, married to Daniel Marshall, of Lancaster; Ryan Farley, engaged to Briana Cook, of Lancaster; and Brynn Farley of Lititz; his granddaughter: Camryn Marshall; and his sister: Linda Sims of Hazleton.

Services were held April 12 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, make contributions in Bob’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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