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Robert L. Gharing

October 1, 1947 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 73)

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Robert L. Gharing, 73, of Cooperstown, PA. , passed away Sept. 24, 2021 in the ER at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.

Born Oct. 1, 1947 in Erie, PA., he was the son of the late Robert Wendell & Dorothy J. Densmore Gharing.

Robert was a graduate of Oil City High School.

He entered the United States Army on Feb. 6, 1967 and served as a mechanic during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 15, 1969.

Mr. Gharing was a lifetime farmer and dedicated his life to the family farm which was established in 1881.

His life was in the barn and in the fields, he enjoyed taking care of his dairy cows.

He worked for a brief time as a machinist for Shaw Industries.

Robert is survived by four brothers

Richard Gharing & his wife Patty of Cooperstown

Danny Lee Gharing & his wife Lisa of Cooperstown

Keith Gharing & his wife Shirley of Cooperstown

Jon Gharing & his wife Jean of Cooperstown

his stepmother

Mary Ann also survives along with her children Ed, Eric, Jill, Chris and Mary Lee

Robert is survived by the following nieces and nephews

Rick Gharing & his wife Amber

Jason Gharing & his wife Veronica

Casey Shuffstall

Stacey Plowman & her husband Eric

Michelle Hanna & her husband Terry Black

and Crystal and Kelly and several great nieces and nephews

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Venango County 4H Club or to a charity of ones choice.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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