Robert Allen Nye
Robert Allen Nye, 87, of Willow Valley, Lancaster, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was the loving husband of Gladys (Gibble) Nye with whom he would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on February 26, 2013.Bob was born in Hershey, PA on January 30, 1926, son of the late Ralph and Sarah (Wolfersberger) Nye.He graduated early from Hershey High School in January 1943 and entered Hershey Junior College. However, one year later, he enlisted in the US Army and served in France during WWII. Upon returning home, he entered into the printing trade at which he worked until his retirement from the Wilmington News Journal in 1989.Bob had various interests and hobbies that he enjoyed over the years. He hunted, fished, played ice hockey, hiked and went camping with family and friends. He was an accomplished woodworker and painted in various mediums and even framed his own paintings. At about the age of 40, he began playing tennis, which he loved and played until his 80's.Surviving him are his wife, Gladys "Ladd" Nye; his son, Don and wife Kathy; two grandchildren, Kristen (Chris) Larson and Michael Nye; and two great-grandchildren, Everett and Maggie Larson. Also surviving him are two siblings, Mildred (Richard) Fair and Blanch Kinch; and four nieces and nephews, Jeff Fair, Royal Ritchey, Robin Ritchey and Don Ritchey.Memorial service and burial will be private.Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc.