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Robert L. Warburton, 94, of Hughesville, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy, surrounded by his family.

Born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Harry B. and Ada L. (Boyer) Warburton. His wife of 60 years, the former Dorothy C. Rogers, preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2007.

Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. From April 1943 to August 1946 he was stationed aboard the USS Chikaskia in the South Pacific. After returning home from the war, Bob would eventually take over his father’s business, H. B. Warburton’s Plumbing and Heating. For more than 50 years he continued to carry on his father’s legacy.

An outdoor enthusiast, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and bird watching. Family was very important to him, as he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling and attending the annual military reunions. Bob was a member of the former Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, the American Legion Post No. 35, Hughesville, and the Muncy Valley Moose.

Surviving are: a brother, Harry (Janet) Warburton of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brooke L. (Brian) Anstadt of Hughesville, Adam R. Warburton of Hughesville, and Rachael M. Warburton of Hughesville; three great-grandchildren, Allison R. Anstadt, Connor J. Anstadt and Ella M. Anstadt; and a special great-niece, Rhonda L. Reese of Hughesville.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a son Robert B. Warburton and two sisters Helen W. Corson and Betty Lockard.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in the chapel at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Graveside military honors will be accorded by combined veterans organizations.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post No. 35, 78 N. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.