Robert E. DeArment, 83, Homewood Retirement Center, Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Sunday at home after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, the son of Mary (Weaver) Hagie and was raised in the home of his grandmother, Gertrude Weaver. He married Helen J. Karle on Sept. 15, 1950, at Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, Altoona.
Surviving are his wife; seven daughters: Linda (William) Kennedy, Susan DeArment, Bobbie Ann (Thomas) Bollinger and Brenda Quirin, all of Altoona, Debra (Barry) Geesey of Hollidaysburg, Donna (Bruce) Wicks of Bellwood and Polly (Richard) Hester of Bangor; a son, James (Lisa) DeArment of Manchester; 14 grandchildren: Robert Kennedy, Jennifer Kennedy, Alexander Geesey, Ashley Bollinger, Amber Bollinger, Tommy Bollinger, Heather Kinser, Justin Clatterbaugh, Jessica Cobler, Nicole Cobler, Jonathon DeArment, Anna DeArment, Lydia DeArment and Lauren DeArment; five great-grandchildren: Elijanna Kennedy, Chason Liegey, Kaya Newell, River Cherry and Rowan Cherry; and four sisters: Barbara Swartz and Carol Corbin of Duncansville, Ann (Thomas) Alexander of Hollidaysburg and Sandra (John) Powley of Roaring Spring.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy, who died May 20, 1951; and a brother, William Weaver.
Mr. DeArment was a 1948 graduate of Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War from 1952-58. He served an apprenticeship for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He began working at Riverside Market in 1958 and then became store manager and eventually co-owner. He retired from Eldorado Riverside in 1998 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Altoona.
Robert was a past volunteer at Altoona Hospital in the Medical Records Department. He enjoyed family time, trips to Lancaster, traveling, watching sports on television and reading.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at The Good Funeral Home Inc. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Emig officiating.
Entombment will be in Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homewood of Martinsburg, Faith U.C.C., Altoona or a charity of your choice.