Robert C. Packer

July 27, 1962 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 60)


Robert C. Packer, 60, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, after a long battle of heart disease.

Born July 27, 1962, in Batavia, New York, he was a son of the late Chester Packer Sr., and Suzann (Vandorn) Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Roxanne Hess.

He is survived by; his wife, Emily S. (Sowers) Packer, whom he married on July 5, 1983; two children, Jeremy Packer, of New Cumberland, and Lakeisha Packer, of Mechanicsburg; siblings, Peggy Stevens and husband, John, Carol Morgan and husband, Terry, both of Batovia, N.Y., Chester Packer Jr. and wife, Carol Wright, Earl Packer, all of Lewistown; sisters-in-law, Cathy Imler, of Lewistown, and Joyce Mullins and husband, Dustin, of TX; and a  brother-in-law, Richard Collins, of Lewistown.

Robert worked at Empire Kosher, where he retired.

He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, going camping, cooking, and automotive work.

A receiving of friends and family will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Chief Logan Fire House, 1800 Glenwood Ave, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to: American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or Rescue Our Furry Friends (R.O.F.F), P.O. Box 6, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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Receiving of Friends
November 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chief Logan Fire House
1800 Glenwood Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044


American Heart Association
PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005

Rescue Our Furry Friends (ROFF)
P.O. Box 6, Lewistown PA 17044-0006

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