Robert J. Connor, Sr. (1942-2019)

Posted October 31, 2019

Robert J. “Bob” Connor, Sr., 77, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Linden Village. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Loehle) Connor. They celebrated 51 years of marriage on April 27th.

Born in Lebanon, PA on February 25, 1942, Bob was a son of the late Peter and Dorothy (Royer) Connor. He graduated from Lebanon Catholic High School.

After working various labor jobs as a young man, Bob then worked a 35-year career with Hauck Manufacturing in Cleona where he served as the Credit Manager.

Bob and his wife Margie enjoyed vacationing to Chingoteague, VA, while their children were young and made many memories on the beach and watching the ponies and shorebirds.

Bob volunteered with St. Vincent dePaul Society at St. Paul the Apostle Church and faithfully served at the noon meal site each month for many years. He also served in the Funnel Cake booth at the St. Paul’s Summer Bazaar, and he helped cater countless receptions with St. Paul’s Kitchen Committee. Bob enjoyed planting and maintaining his flower beds, as well as simply puttering around the yard. He loved feeding and watching the birds. He was fond of antiques and would frequent antique shops and auctions in the quest for the next addition to his collection. On weekend afternoons while he was working and most afternoons during his retirement, he could be found perusing the pages of his country living or interior design magazines or watching episodes of Antique Road Show or classic movies.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by four children, Joseph Connor, husband of Michelle, Robert Connor, Jr., Dorothy Ellinger, and John Connor, husband of Michelle; 21 grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Eoin, Katelyne, Christian, Dominic, Raine, Faith, Gabrielle, Charles, Joelle, Abigail, Emma, Joslyn, Myah, Audrey, Clare, Grace, Maggie, Jack, and Thomas; a great granddaughter, Ellyana; 14 step great grandchildren, Mikayla, Liliana, Analeisa, Lucian, Jaxson, Allison, Dace, Adara, Caleb, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Isabella, Alexandria, and Rylan; two brothers, James H. Connor, husband of Diane, and Timothy M. Connor, husband of Karen. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Hubert Connor, Mary Thompson, and Peter J. Connor.

Bob’s family is grateful to the kind and caring staff of Linden Village, Just Like Family, and Homeland Hospice.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6th at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce St., Annville, PA 17003. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Viewing hours will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S. 9th St., Lebanon and Wednesday morning prior to Mass from 10-11 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul c/o Saint Paul the Apostle Church at the above address or to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com

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