Robert “Bob” Machmer, 57, of Canton, PA (Ward Twp.) passed away Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Robert Eddie,"Bob” or “Bobby” to family and friends, was born August 9, 1960 in Germany. He was a son of Brigitte (Geng) Machmer Mays of Glen Rock, PA and the late Robert Bradley “Brad” Machmer. A 1978 graduate of Thomas McKean High School of Wilmington, DE, Bob attended Philadelphia’s Culinary Institute and found his career’s calling as a chef. He will be remembered as being an outgoing, strong-willed person with an engaging personality and great sense of humor. Bob especially enjoyed cooking and muscle cars; his pride and joy was a ’69 Dodge Super Bee. In earlier years he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. Bob was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303 and Moose Lodge 429, also the MOPAR Club of America.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his siblings; Michael Machmer of Newark, DE and Misty (Edward) Russo of Jupiter, FL, two nieces and a nephew; Taryn, Jake and Sophia and a large extended family.
In addition to his father Brad, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Earl Mays.
His family invites friends to attend a celebration of Bob’s life 2 P.M. Sunday, March 4, at the Canton American Legion Post 303, at 465 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Bob’s name to Paralyzed Veterans of PA: “Keystone PVA” at 1113 Main St. Pittsburgh, PA 15215-2407
Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.