June 21, 1922 - November 19, 2015
Robert Luke Gettens, 93, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord with his family by his side, Thursday November 19, 2015. He was born June 21, 1922 in Shafton, a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Snowball) Gettens and was also preceded in death by his brother Earl Gettens. Robert retired in 1986 as a Design Engineer from Westinghouse Electric Corp, East Pittsburgh, with 45 years of service and was member of the Westinghouse Employee’s Association. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, and graduated with a BSEE and BSME from the University of Pittsburgh. He was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII serving with the 15th AF in Italy where he received the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of the 449th Bomb Group Association and continued his service in the Air Force Reserves retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Bob was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Irwin where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship, Shidle Lodge, No. 601, F&AM, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Marilyn (Hoffman) Gettens of North Huntingdon; children, Jay R. (Anita) Gettens of Prospect, Sharon J. (Jesse) Keller of Connellsville, and Randall E. (Kristen) Gettens of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Brenton (Michelle) Keller of Greensburg, Matthew Keller of Connellsville, Kelsey (Jonathan) Raves of Fishers, Indiana, and Jacob and Adam Gettens of Pittsburgh; also a great-granddaughter Melia Keller of Greensburg. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 101 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, with Rev. Mark Shaffer, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. A masonic funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Robert Luke Gettens, 93, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord with his family by his side, Thursday November 19, 2015. He was born June 21, 1922 in Shafton, a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Snowball) Gettens and was also preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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