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Robert D. Metzger

1931 - 2018

Robert D. Metzger, 86, of Milton passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. 

Born in Williamsport on April 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Donald L. Metzger and Elma (Ritter) Metzger Heiny. 

Bob was a 1949 graduate of Milton High School and had worked as a truck driver for Kepler Brothers, Milton Manufacturing and ACF.  He was also an instructor for Professional Drivers in Milton. 

He was the last surviving charter member of the Dewey Hollow Hunting Club and was a member of the Keystoners Drum and Bugle Corps.  He spent more than 20 years wintering in Florida, fishing daily on his boat. 

He is survived by four daughters and two sons in law Vicki and Bill Eberly of Chattanooga, TN, Cindy and Christopher Prosseda of Milton; Kimberly Jepko of Elysburg and Valerie Metzger of Bloomsburg; a step daughter Terry Shawley Smith of Milton; five grandchildren Christy Garvey, Daniel Prosseda, Alyssa Dauberman, Megan Rollins, and Tyler Eberly; 12 great grandchildren; and two step grandchildren John Keiser and Amy Keiser George and her husband Michael with whom Bob lived.

He was preceded in death by his companion of 32 years Eleta M. Shawley in 2014 and a son in law Stephen Jepko.

Friends and relatives will be received on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 with the Rev. James Bond officiating.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery.


So sorry for your loss.
I knew Bob since I was born and especially his days at Dewey Hollow Gun Club where he was a great guy.

Sorry to hear about your loss. I knew bob through Eleta. Sincere sympathy to the family.

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