Robert Bomberger, 94, auto body shop owner

By on September 22, 2011

Robert P. Bomberger, 94, of Shillington, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Ephrata Manor.

Born in Gardners, Adams County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Parker) Bomberger and was the husband of the late Mae D. (Romberger) Bomberger who passed away in 2007.

Robert and Mae enjoyed boating in Northeast Maryland for over 50 years, well into their 80s. Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gouglersville. He was a life member of both the Masonic Lodge #62 F&AM in Wyomissing and the Rajah Temple Consistory in Reading and a was also a member of the Shrine in Reading. He owned and operated Bomberger Auto Body on Lancaster Avenue in Reading for 25 years.

Robert is survived by his granddaughter: Gretchen (Bomberger), wife of Joel Roberts, of Stevens; great-granddaughter: Annabelle; and his daughter-in-law: Jane L. Webber, of Stevens.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Glenn R. Bomberger, in 1992.

A memorial service will be held on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 420 Main St., Denver, with Pastor Michael Roney officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at or to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 19 Vinemont Road, Reading, PA 19608.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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