Robert M. Gantz

Born: Thu., Jul. 8, 1948
Died: Sat., Oct. 6, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 08, 2012
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 09, 2012
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Robert Edward Gantz, 64, of Pittsfield, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Warren General Hospital after a brief illness.

Bob was born July 8th, 1948 in Wilkinsburg Pa., a son of the late Andrew and Margaret Gantz (Staber) He was a graduate of the Youngsville High School – Class of 1966
He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. (United States Army) 1968-1969.  He received multiple service medals. Bob was a machinist and owned and operated his own tool and die business – Gantz Tool & Die for over 40 years.  He also worked at Lorangers Manufacturing and Ellwood National Crankshaft, retiring from there in 2010. He was a member of the Corry American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Sugar Grove AmVets, and the Moose Club.

Bob’s favorite past times were spending time with his friends, family, and grandchildren.  He was an avid outdoorsman, which included hunting and fishing.  Over the years, he liked going to the turkey shoots and parties with his brothers and his best friend Mike Lane.  Other pastimes included going to the “Stateline” races, attending auctions, and traveling especially his annual trips to Las Vegas.  At family reunions he took delight in winning and placing in the baking competitions where he became known as “The Man” “The Myth” “The Legend”!! Bob was a hardworking and happy man.  He was an accomplished machinist, family man, and friend always willing to lend a hand.  He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Rowles of Warren; Ronda (Patrick) Darling of Youngsville, and Gina Gantz of Warren.  He is also survived by sisters Andrea Furrow of Arlington, VA; Karen (Ramsey)  Llewellyn of Clarendon, and his brothers David (Laurie)  Gantz of Spartansburg, John (Joyce)  Gantz of Corry, Rudy (Lavona)  Gantz of Tioga, and by grandchildren Zachary Rowles, and Gwendolyn and Olivia Darling, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday, October 8th at the Nelson Funeral and Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville, from 4-7pm and one hour prior to the funeral service that will be held there on Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery with full military honors being provided by the Youngsville Americam Legion Honor Guard.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park Warren, Pa.16365. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Jim and Marie (Harkins) McMillen
   Posted Sun October 07, 2012
We were so sorry to here of Bobs passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Jim and Marie(Harkins) McMillen

Herb Russell
   Posted Sun October 07, 2012
We are so sorry to hear abouT Bob''''s passing. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.
Herb and Linda Russell

Kelly & Karey Smith
   Posted Mon October 08, 2012
Goodbye Gantz, you were a good friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your friends & family.

john & judy mckrell
   Posted Mon October 08, 2012
our thoughts and prayers are with the family!
bob was a friend of the family!

Jean (Staber-Keough) Gess
   Posted Mon October 08, 2012
Gina, Rhonda, Tammy, Andrea, Karen, John, Rudy, David, we want to express our most deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your dearest Father and dear and beloved brother Bob Edward Gantz. The news of Bob''s death has been passed along to family members and we are all grieving for the loss of such a wonderful, loving, caring, sensitive man. We are all saddened and sorry to have received this news and you have our sincerest sympathy. We share your sorrow and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this most devastating and painful time in your lives. Love your cousins Art Keough, Patty (Keough) Yezek, Gary Keough, Jean (Staber-Keough Gess), James Rudy Keough, and Larry R. Keough (Grace (Staber-Keough) and Art Keough''s

Larry Keough
   Posted Mon October 08, 2012
Andrea, Karen, John,David,Rudy--
So sorry to hear about your big brother passing on. I write with a tear and a heavy heart. I remember being up at your parents house with all of us Keough''''s playing and having so much fun. I remember Bobby being the biggest of all of us kids, and me being so little, it seemed he was so much older than me, even though we were only three years apart in age. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time.


Teri Repine
   Posted Tue October 09, 2012
We were so sad to hear of Bob's passing. His visists sure have been missed, what a special man! Always laughing! And that grin! We're very sorry for your loss.

Wilbur, Bruce & Teri Repine

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