Robert Walter Maines, 69, of Hellertown, PA, passed away February 12, 2016. He was born in Worcester, MA on June 18, 1946. Bob was the son of the late Walter and Louise Maines, Jr. He was predeceased on May 16, 2013 by his wife of 17 years, Sherleen Hahn Maines.
Bob attended Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, N.J. and graduated from College with an Associate degree in Business.
Bob was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He served from 1966 – 1969 as a CB. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Navy Unit Commendation.
Bob was employed by Millen Construction and for the past 18 years he worked for Ingram Construction where he held the title of Superintendent. He traveled extensively managing the construction of mausoleums all over the country, one of which earned a national award and was published in Architectural Digest.
Bob is survived by three sisters, Marie L. Schwalm, wife of Edward Schwalm, Landsdale, PA, Sue Sennett, wife of Dennis Sennett, Dundalk, MD, and Nancy Garner of Birdsboro, PA; three sons and a daughter, Charles Maines, husband of Ada Maines of Leola, PA, Andrew Maines, husband of Kim Maines, of Lancaster, PA, Shay Maines of Lancaster, PA, and Courtney Maines of New Holland, PA; seven grandchildren and twelve nieces and nephews.
Bob was a man of great character. He was very loyal to his family and friends. Selfless and always the first to lend a helping hand, Bob loved and to pay it forward. A man with a fun-loving spirit, he would joke and make friends everywhere he went. In his spare time Bob enjoyed knife and coin collecting, flea markets, the casinos, and traveling to Cape Cod and the New England coastline.
Bob was a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by everyone.
His life will be celebrated on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Community Church, 1360 Ridge Avenue, Reamstown, PA. The family will greet friends on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Private interment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County.
In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be made in Bob’s name to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.