Robert "Bob" Earl Bay

November 11, 1944 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" Bay Obituary

Robert “Bob” Earl Bay, 79, of Lewistown, passed away at 10:22 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 11, 1944, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Marlin C. and Matilda M. (Williams) Bay.

Robert is survived by: wife, Betty (Corson) Bay, whom he married in 1964; children, Laura Brought and husband, Scott, Carrie Forshey and husband, Joe, and Rob Bay and wife, Steph, all of Lewistown; nine  grandchildren, Eric Brought and fiancée, Samanta Jeller, Nicholas Brought and companion, Sara Scott, Greg Forshey and wife, Mandy, Katie Wilson and husband, Allen, Deanna Davis, Jocelyn Sunderland, and Olivia, Braelyn, and Myla Bay; great-granddaughters, Amelia and Samantha Forshey, and Isabella Wilson; and siblings, George Bay and wife, Loisann, of Bradford, Janet Bingaman, of Mattawana, and Debra Sheaffer and husband, Dave, of Hershey.

He was a graduate of Chief Logan High School, Class of 1962.

Robert was an active member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yeagertown, where he served on the Church Council.

Early in life, he was a home delivery milkman.  Bob worked at Standard Steel Corp., American Viscose Corp., at Calkins Automotive for many years, Lake Chevrolet and Automotive, and lastly at Susquehanna RV.

Family meant everything to Bob.  He assisted with his son’s Boy Scout troop activities and loved family picnics and traveling.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and tinkering with cars and various projects.  Bob was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football fan.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan Street, Lewistown.

The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, with Rev. Carla Volland officiating.

Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 132 North Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099.

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February 9, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Graveside Service
February 10, 2024

12:15 PM
Juniata Memorial Park
9010 U.S. Hwy 522 South
Lewistown, PA 17044


Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church
132 N. Main St., Yeagertown PA 17099


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