Saylor, Robert H., 96, Windber died May 7, 2019. He was born in Roaring Spring on Nov. 7, 1922, a son of the late Clarence E. and Ruie Mae (Stuckey) Saylor. He was preceded in death by half-brother Dr. H. Dean McAuliffe (Mary), sister Barbara Alice Kagarise (Dr. Ronald), brother Donald S. Saylor (Eleanor), and son-in-law, George Holland. He is survived by loving wife Delores M. (Strait) Saylor, son Linford T. (Diana), Colonial Heights, VA, daughters Elizabeth Jane Holland, Golden, CO, and Joan Patton Robinson (Dennis), Boulder, CO. Also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; step-children, Douglas W. Crouse (Debbie) and Jacalyn R. Galuska (Dwayne), all of Johnstown; five step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Roaring Spring High School in 1940. Juniata College in 1949 and from The Pennsylvania State University, Masters of Education in 1952 and Doctorate of Education in 1959. As a professional educator for thirty-two years, Bob taught at Houstontown High School, Bloomsburg School District, Wittenburg University, Ohio, Virginia Military Institute, Pennsylvania State University , and Indiana University of Pennsylvania which honored him Professor Emeritus upon retirement. While living in Indiana, he served two terms on the Indiana Area School District Board of Directors. In 1942, at age 19 he left Juniata College and enlisted in the United States Army. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1944. His WWII service included time in Italy and occupied Japan. He was separated from active duty in 1947 and returned to complete his bachelor’s degree at Juniata. In 1952 Bob was called to active duty during the Korean War. He was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in both WWII and the Korean War. In 1974, he retired from the military as Colonel, completing 32 years of active and reserve Army duty. His professional and organizational affiliations include Emeritus member of Phil Delta Kappa, a professional fraternity, devoted to research, service, and leadership in education; the 11th Airborne Division Association, Reserve Officers Association, Military Officers Association of America, VFW Post 7689 and American Legion Post 147 both in Roaring Spring. Bob was also as active member of the Tire Hill Church of the Brethren. Many will remember Bob as an enthusiastic golfer and as a devoted father, grandfather, and friend. A memorial service will be held May 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tire Hill Church of the Brethren, 665 Tire Hill Rd, Tire Hill, PA (Johnstown). Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to New Day, Inc., in Bob’s memory. New Day provides outreach and counseling to youth and families in need. Donations may be sent to New Day, Inc., 109 South St., Johnstown, PA 15901 or by visiting the New Day, Inc., internet website www.new-day.org.
Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Inc., Windber. www.meekfuneralhome.com