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Robert Carl Van Gorder, Sr
Birth: Dec. 31, 1921
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1988
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Robert Van Gorder was born December 31, 1921 in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Carl Murray and Edna Fleming Van Gorder.
He was employed by Armco Steel for 41 years. Before his retirement, as General Foreman in the Cold Mill, he completed overseas assignments for Armco International in Sweden, Italy, Mexico and Yugoslavia.

Bob had 2 siblings: Margaret Arminta and Jack Van Gorder.
Bob married Janet Elizabeth Priester on May 16, 1940. They had 3 children.

Bob enjoyed many hobbies; boating, swimming, skiing, fishing. But his first love was to his family and we miss him very much.

Robert served in the US Marine Corp during WW II, serving in China. He was mustered in Oct 1945 receiving his basic training at Second Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, S. C.
In January 1946 he served at Service Company, H and S Battalion, Seventh Service Regiment, Service Command, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific


Obit: Butler Eagle, January 20, 1988


Robert C VanGorder, 66, of 120 S Duffy Rd, retired general foreman of the Butler Armco Cold Mill, died at 6:30pm yesterday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mr VanGorder had served overseas assignments for Armco International in Italy, Sweden, Mexico and Yugoslavia during his employment. He started with Armco in 1941.
He was a member and elder emeritus of Trinity United Presbyterian Church; a member of Vistory Lodge 694, F&M; Scottish Rite of New Castle, the Acacia Club and the Armco Foreman's Club.
He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II serving in China.
Born December 31, 1921, in Butler, he was the son of Edna Fleming VanGorder Perrine and the late Carl M VanGorder.
Surviving are his mother, of Grove City, his wife, Janet E Priester VanGorder; a son, Robert C VanGorder, Jr of Renfrew; two daughters, Mrs David L (Carolyn) Brown and Mrs Richard (Bonnie) Parks, both of Houston; a brother, Jack D VanGorder of Butler; a sister, Mrs Donald (Arminta) Rodgers of Butler, a foster sister, Mrs Alfred (Gladys) McCormick of Renfrew; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

VANGORDER - Friends of Robert C VanGorder of South Duffy Rd, who died Tuesday, January 19, 1988 will be received at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E North St., from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday from the funeral home, with the Rev Dennis Molner, pastor of Trinity UP Church, officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Butler County Memorial Park. Arrangements by Thompson-Miller.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Trinity UP Church, Staley Ave., Butler.

Family links: 
  Carl Murray Van Gorder (1897 - 1941)
  Edna Florence Fleming Van Gorder (1901 - 1989)
  Janet Elizabeth Priester Van Gorder (1919 - 2010)*
  Margaret Arminta Van Gorder Rodgers (1920 - 2004)*
  Robert Carl Van Gorder (1921 - 1988)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum
Butler County Memorial Park & Mausoleum
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Mausoleum
Created by: Bonnie Parks
Record added: Aug 29, 2006
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Robert Carl Van Gorder, Sr
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Robert Carl Van Gorder, Sr
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Robert Carl Van Gorder, Sr
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I miss you everyday, Dad!
- Bonnie Parks
 Added: Apr. 12, 2013
You left us way too soon. I guess, it's true that the good die young. A day doesn't go by that I don't think of you.I love you!Your daughter....
- Bonnie Parks
 Added: Aug. 29, 2006
Member of Victory Lodge # 694 and the Scottish Rite of New Castle and The Acacia Club
- Bonnie Parks
 Added: Aug. 29, 2006
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