John R. Seachrist, 69, of Douglassville, PA, passed away on January 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was affectionately known by those who knew and loved him as “Bob” or “Moose”.
Born and raised in Lititz, PA, the son of the late John S. and Beatrice (Buch) Siegrist, Bob was a 1963 graduate of Warwick High School. He retired in 2009, after 45 years of service as dispatcher of the Lehigh Hanson quarry in Downingtown, PA and was a long time member of the Rattlesnake Hunting and Fishing Lodge in Clinton County, PA. Bob was a trivia wiz and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and relaxing in the mountains. He loved spending time with his grandkids and was an unmistakable presence when attending one of their sporting events.
Surviving is Bob’s companion of 36 years, Shirley Stierly of Bucktown, PA, his three children: Salinda (Sindy) Keyser, wife of Rob Keyser of Lititz, PA; Heather Geeting, wife of Glenn Geeting of Hummelstown, PA; and John R Seachrist Jr, husband of Ann (Landry) Seachrist of Pughtown, PA, six grandchildren, and two sisters: Joyce Evans and Jean Harris. He was preceded in death by a third sister, Joanne Seachrist.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 31 at Brunnerville United Methodist Church, 517 Pine Hill Rd, Lititz, PA.
Little John, sorry to hear about our Pop. Had fun with him at Rattlesnake for many years. Terry (Cracker) Weaver
I worked with Bob and he was one of a kind. But under that tough exterior was a sweet, gentle soul. My condolences to the family.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness Mel and I feel about Bobs death. Moose was a great man., great coworker, and great friend. He will be missed. The Moose is loose! With sincere sympathy.
Heather and family, we were saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. Having lost three parents over the last four years we have a sense of what you are feeling at this point. He sounds like a great individual. Trivia, fishing, mountains, and enthusiastic support of his grandkids. I don’t know that you can ask for more than that.
Life is too short and losing a parent leaves an unmistakable hole in your life. We miss our parents every day, yet we are comforted knowing that they are inside of us and part of our every thought and action. The grief subsides in time. The memories last forever. We hope friends and family will help you through this very difficult time.
Craig and Susan
Blessings to ALL the family..”Moose” was a special neighbor and friend..we will miss him very much…Will keep intouch with shirley and the family as we can..certainly in prayer…XO
So Sorry for your loss – I worked with Bob for many years at the quarry in Downingtown. Bob was always large and in charge and there was never a dull moment. He will be missed by many and without Bob, many of the larger construction projects in and around Downingtown would not have been done on time.