Robert Louis Hanka, 91, of 20881 Route 198, Saegertown, formerly of 15879 Route 86, Meadville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.
Robert was born in Meadville on July 20, 1922, a son of the late Edgar H. and Lucile Cotton Hanka. In 1951 Robert married Gertrude R. Eccles; she preceded him in death in 1996.
He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Meadville.
Robert retired from the former Abex Corporation. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Meadville Aerie 429, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 219, Meadville Moose Lodge 2505 and West Mead II Volunteer Fire Department. An avid collector of coins and stamps, Robert also enjoyed golfing.
Robert is survived by a stepdaughter, Patricia A. Petroski of South Carolina; a grandson; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty H. Coombs, and a brother, Gary L. Hanka, both of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Gertrude.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2014 at a time and date which will later be announced.
Interment will take place in Huber Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford County Care Center, 20881 Route 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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