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Robert L. Compton

March 24, 1928 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Robert Compton Obituary

Robert L. Compton, 95, of Loyalsock Township, died Friday, September 22, 2023 at The Gatehouse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie A. Compton, in 2014.

Born March 24, 1928 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Raymond and Sara (Hain) Compton.

Robert was a graduate of Williamsport High School, and a 1952 graduate of Lycoming College.

He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force.

Robert retired from the U.S. Postal Service as superintendent after 31 years. During his time there, he helped oversee the completion the Post Office on Reach Road.

He was a member of Pine Street UMC.

Robert enjoyed spending his time going on walks and reading books.

Surviving are his children, Julie Shepherd (Robert) of Millersville, and Robert Compton, Jr. (Faith) of Richfield; and a grandson, Andrew Shepherd (Virginia) of North Whales, PA.

In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by his four siblings Raymond, Jr., John, and Ira Compton, and Sara Shaw (Robert); and a granddaughter, Jennifer Shepherd.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Wildwood Cemetery with Rev. James B. Wooster, Jr., officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or the James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Graveside Service
September 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Wildwood Cemetery
91 Wildwood Blvd.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701


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