Robert Warren “Bob” Dunlap, 80, of 178 Frantz Road, Meshoppen, PA, passed away, Sunday, April 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born April 2, 1932, in Mehoopany, of parents, Forrest “Dunnie” Dunlap, who passed away Sept. 1, 1959, and Katie (Ace) Dunlap, who passed away Nov. 1, 1985. Bob was a 1950 graduate from Mehoopany High School. After graduation, he drove to Alaska and worked for the experimental farm and managed the USO in Fairbanks. Bob was primarily a truck driver all of his life working for Hughey Trucking, Kintner Milling, Bub Kintner, Penn’s Best and others. He also worked for Sherwood Chevrolet. He was owner, along with his wife of 41 years, Ruth Ann (Sherwood) Dunlap, of The Mehoopany Dairy Bar from 1990-1996. His last job was at Meshoppen Stone before his retirement.
Mr. Dunlap was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mehoopany and Franklin Lodge #263 F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge of Laceyville. Bob enjoyed warm weather and was the happiest in Florida with his wife and friends during the winter months. He enjoyed entertaining with barbeques, bean bag games and took up golfing. He was lucky enough to have a “hole in one” while on the links with friends in Florida.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his six children: Forrest “Dunnie” and wife, JoAnn Dunlap of Mehoopany, Robert “Wallie” and wife, Wendy Dunlap of Mehoopany, Mary Ruth and husband, Ken Layfield of Scranton, Diane (Golden) and husband, Joseph O’Malley of Tunkhannock, Paul Golden of Montrose and Lisa Golden of Rochester, NY; his grandchildren, Darin and wife, Jennifer Dunlap of Mehoopany, Theresa Dunlap of Shavertown, Kelly (Dunlap) and husband, Brock Cahoon of Fleetwood, Cody Dunlap of Mehoopany, Clayton Brehm of Mehoopany, Mark and wife, Brandy Golden of Dimock and Emily Golden of Montrose; great-grandchildren, Layla and Andrew Dunlap, both of Mehoopany; a brother, William and wife, Eleanor Dunlap of Mehoopany. Also surviving are nephews and cousins and family friend, Pat Martinez of Rochester, NY. Beside his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Helen (Duffield) Dunlap, Sept. 13, 1997 and a daughter, Kathy Dunlap on April 3, 2012.
At Bob’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Cris Wiswell, 31 Digger Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.