Robert Wanner, 76, was Alcoa retiree, ECOB member, avid outdoorsman, liked muscle cars

By on April 10, 2019

Robert “Bob” Lee Wanner, 76, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Ephrata, died Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Bob was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1942 in Denver to the late Harry S. Wanner and Ruth (Longenecker) Wanner.

Bob’s survivors include his wife of 60 years: Darla Jean (Shenk) Wanner; his three children: Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Styer and her husband, Alan, of Ephrata; Sharon Yvonne Dull and her husband, Jay Sr., of Ephrata; Brian Scott Wanner and his wife, Kristie, of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren: Lori, Derek, Jay Jr., Cole, Grayce; two great-grandchildren: Ashlee, Logan; two siblings: Ronald Wanner; Charlene Regar and her husband, Rick; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine companion: Palmer the Plott Hound.

Bob retired from Alcoa Mill Products in Lancaster, after more than 40 years of service working as a fabricator and in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, where he served as an usher. Bob was an avid outdoorsman; he truly loved the outdoors, whether it was on the beach or in the mountains.

He especially enjoyed visiting Williamsburg, Va., with his family. Bob liked watching old western television shows and had a passion for classic muscle cars. He could tell you all the details, no matter the make or model. Bob loved to attend the Carlisle car shows. His family meant everything to him and they will fondly remember his unwavering dedication to them as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Services were held April 9 at Ephrata Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Burial will followed in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery in Lititz.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to the Lower Allen Township Emergency Response Team and Police Department.

Contributions in celebration of Bob’s life can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693, or

Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Mechanicsburg. Condolences may be shared at

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