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Robert Ellsworth "Doc" Bilger
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1915
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 2003
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

Robert Ellsworth "Doc" BILGER, 87, who had been a guest at Moran's
Nursing Home, Bellwood, for the past five years, died at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, June 2, 2003, following a lengthy illness. He was a former
resident of Tyrone, retiring in 1970 to Lehigh Acres, Fla. Born Nov. 10,
1915, in Barree, he was the son of the late Harvey Ross and Ethel Mae
(Carolus) Bilger. He married to former Helen Louise Mitchell May 29,
1935, at Frederick, Md. Mrs. Bilger predceded him in death July 17,
2000. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Peg) Conrad, Warriors
Mark, and seven grandchildren: Scott Bilger and Babette (Bilger) Combs,
both of Pleasant Hills, Calif.; Brenda (Bilger) Walker, Jacksonville,
Fla.; Betsy (Bilger) Sabatos, Pittsburgh; Robert M. Bilger,
Hollidaysburg; Samuel J. Conrad Jr., Warriors Mark; and Jennifer
(Conrad) Anderson, Bellefonte. There are ten great-grandchildren. Two
daughters-in-law survive: Lynn Bilger MacKnight, Wittman, Md., and
Arleen Bilger Liddick, Bellwood. He was preceded in death by three sons,
Clarence H. Bilger, Robert M. Bilger and an infant who died at birth.
Mr. Bilger was a member of Tyrone Wesley United Methodist Church. He was
a former member of the Tyrone Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a
former member of the American Legion, BPOE No. 212, Tyrone Moose Lodge
and the Hookies Fire Co. He graduated from Alexandria High School and
later attended Juniata College. Mr. Bilger was a Tyrone police officer
in the 1940's. During that time, he was one of the pioneers in getting
servicemen a ride home and was an early booster for the need of a
canteen in Tyrone during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army with
Company C 1294th Engineer C Battalion at Camp Stewart, Ga., and was
discharged in 1945. In 1970, he retired from the former Westvaco Corp.
as a job analyst in the human resource department. He was an outstanding
baseball pitcher in his youth, which led to his involvement with many of
the youth progams in the areas, beginning in the 1950's, until he
retired to Florida. In Tyrone, he was instrumental in getting youth
baseball programs started in the early 1950's, being a charter officer
of the Tyrone Little League, serving as president, vice president and
district representative. He helped organize Tyrone Teener League
baseball and was its first president. He helped organize the first Pee
Wee League in Tyrone and the Pee Wee Field at 15th Street and Columbia
Avenue was named in his honor. In 1970 he was recognized by the Tyrone
Little League Association for his 20 years of unselfish, devoted
leadership to Little League baseball and its related programs in the
Tyrone area. In the 1950's and 1960's, he served a president of the
Tyrone Playground Association and organized the youth parade for the
Tyrone bicentennial celebration. For many years, he served on the Tyrone
YMCA board of directors. He enjoyed and was proud of his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 4, at the
convenience of the family. Interment was made in Presbyterian Cemetery,

Family links: 
  Harvey Ross Bilger (1884 - 1941)
  Ethel Mae Carolus Bilger (1894 - 1938)
  Helen L Mitchell Bilger (1918 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Yvonne Freed Dunn
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
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Robert Ellsworth Doc Bilger
Added by: Yvonne Freed Dunn
Robert Ellsworth Doc Bilger
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