Robert Clair Koontz, 89, of RD New Enterprise, died April 1, 2019 at UPMC Altoona.
He was born July 1, 1929 in the home where he later would live and farm most of his life, to the late Wilson Koontz and the late Edith Smith Koontz. Robert was a graduate of Replogle High School, Class of 1947. In his youth, he was a veterinary assistant in Bedford County before traveling to California, then working as a farmhand on a farm in Iowa for a couple years. He returned to assume operation of the family dairy farm which he went on to manage and operate most of his life.
He was a one-time member of the Lions’ Club, and a board member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA). He was a long-time member of the Koontz Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed history, and movies and books about WWII.
He was preceded in death by siblings Florence, Thelma, John, William, and Jake; and his beloved wife, who he married on December 11, 1953, Mary Audrey Stanley Koontz, who passed away on November 3, 2012.
He is survived by his two children: Alan Robert Koontz (Trudy) of RD New Enterprise and Debra Lee Koontz Roberson (Joe) of Screven, GA; three grandsons: Mark Koontz, Joel Koontz, both of RD New Enterprise, and Matthew Traverso of Morgantown, WV; and one brother, Bernard Koontz of Carlisle, PA; sister-in-law Blanche Koontz of Bedford; brother-in-law John Stanley of Everett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, from 6-8 PM and Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10-11AM at the Koontz Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11 AM at the Koontz Church of the Brethren. Interment will follow in the Koontz Church of the Brethren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Koontz Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, LLC (weaversfh.com); Woodbury.