Robert ‘Bob’ W. Tangert, 78, worked at Armstrong, avid handyman, Harley enthusiast

By on March 8, 2017
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Robert “Bob” W. Tangert, 78, of Denver, died unexpectedly due to complications from surgery on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Heaven gained one hell of a rock star. Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. We all love you, Pops.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Kathleen Lefevre Tangert. He was married to his loving wife and best friend, Judith Leaman Tangert, for 60 years.

Bob lived in Lancaster most of his life and graduated from McCaskey High School in 1956. He worked at Armstrong World Industries for more than 30 years as a millwright in the inlaid division. Following his retirement, Bob worked at the Manheim Auto Auction, and volunteered at Village Vista.

Bob enjoyed his new home in Denver and all the associated outdoor yardwork. An avid handyman, Bob enjoyed spending time tinkering with many projects. Bob was a big observer of all things around him. His interests included animal rescue efforts, and he was a Harley Davidson enthusiast. His excursions with Judy took him far and wide. A true people person, Bob could engage in conversation with anyone.

Bob is survived by his three children: Kathleen Tangert King (fiancé Dominic Spadea) of Millersville; Robert A. Tangert (Dori) of Lititz; and R. Lynn Hamilton, Charles (“Chuckers”) of Lititz. Bob loved his seven grandchildren: Alexander King, Natasha King, Jennifer Goodworth, Michael Robert Tangert, Mark Paul Tangert, Taylor K. Hamilton, and Peyton Hamilton; as well as his five great-grandchildren: Dominic Goodworth, Avery Goodworth, Lauren Goodworth, Michael R. Tangert, and Ophelia King. His lifetime best friend, Jack Hertzler, was always a blessing in his life.

An avid pet lover, Bob loved his dog: LJ; and seven cats: Lucus, Shawnee, Tess, Monica, Billy, Josie, and Ava.

A celebration of life was held March 5 at The Groffs Family Funeral Home, Lancaster. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Red Creek Wildlife Center Inc., 300 Moonhill Drive, Schuykill Haven, PA, 17972; Wings of Rescue, 5959 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 285, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be posted at The Groffs Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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