Robert “Bob” Albert Hesser, 68, of Coal Township, went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on January 2, 2020. He was born June 6, 1951 at Shamokin State General Hospital and was the son of Dr Albert Q. and Laura M. Hesser.
He attended the McKinley Elementary and Coal Township High School and graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1969. He attended Harrisburg Area Community College and majored in Police Administration until entering the military. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam era. His basic training was in Cape May, NJ, which later became a favorite vacation spot. He served his country from 1971 to 1974.
He became a born again Christian at age 24 by reading his Bible. His favorite portion of the Bible was the gospel of John. Bob delighted in the Lord’s unconditional and sacrificial love for him. God is light. God is love. John 3:16 ”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The main goal of his life was to honor the blessed Name of his Lord.
On July 26, 1980 he was married by Franklin Fisher to Sheila with whom he enjoyed 39 wonderful married years together. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and an outstanding and loving husband.
He was employed at Fort Indiantown Gap for 18 years in the Finance Department. He attended Penn State University. He graduated from Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing with honors in 1995 at the age of 44. Throughout his career as a Registered Nurse he was employed in various areas of Nursing: Special Care Unit at Geisinger Medical Center, Long Term Care as an RNAC, Home Health RN, and Resident Care Manager in a Personal Care Home.
Bob has helped countless patients over his nursing career with his medical expertise and caring, compassionate ways. He loved to care for those in need, especially the elderly population. He will be remembered for his kindness and gentle spirit. Those that knew him could see the “meekness and gentleness of Christ” lovingly displayed in him. He would joyfully do anything he could to serve those he loved. Like his Master, he was also a carpenter and engaged in a variety of projects to help others. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading the Bible. His life was always marked by a humble and thankful attitude. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and devotion to the Lord Jesus. He had a gift of discernment.
He was preceeded in death by his parents: Dr Albert and Laura Hesser, a brother, John (Jack) Hesser, and a brother-in-law, Stanley Fulk.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila. They were blessed with two sons: Robert J Hesser and Matthew Hesser. A daughter in law: Jennifer Hesser, who was an answer to their prayers. Two granddaughters: Leona and Madeline Hesser. He is also survived by the following five sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce Hesser, Irene Fulk, Audrey and David Clymer, Emma and Malcolm Reichert, and Shirley and Marlin Moore. He is also survived by a mother-in-law, Margaret Swank.
Funeral Service will be held 12 Noon Monday, January 6, 2020 at Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Home, 387 West Valley Avenue, Elysburg, PA 17824. Interment at Northumberland Memorial Park, 2956 State Route 61, Sunbury, PA 17801. Viewing will be held on Monday, January 6 from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon at the funeral home.
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, FD Joe Murray, Supervisor.
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