A. Robert “Bob” Voegele passed away May 25, 2014 at Wesbury after a period of declining health. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 21, 1930 to the late Edward and Ruhama Martin Voegele.

Voegele, A. Robert Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951, where he became an aircraft and engine mechanic and worked on B-17 and B-25 bombers. He later specialized in instrumentation and aerial photography and was responsible for several camera improvements. He was extremely proud of his stateside assistance to the citizens of Waco, Texas, during the 1953 tornado outbreak and was responsible for detailing the operation of the camera taken from the captured MIG-15 later that year. Bob was a past member of the American Legion Post 381.

He moved to Warren, PA in 1958, and was employed by Warren Components and later GTI Corporation, where he manufactured radio crystals and components, some of which were used by N.A.S.A. during the early space missions. He moved to Cambridge Springs, PA in 1969, and was promoted to Plant Manager of GTI Corporation and eventually became co-owner of Nova Industries in Saegertown, PA. Bob then returned to GTI Corp, Hadley, PA and served in various management positions before retiring in 1997.

Bob enjoyed being the assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop 235 in Cambridge Springs, and participated in several musical productions with the Cambridge Springs Community Theater. He loved gardening and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Voegele in 2011 and his brothers, Edward and Norman Voegele.

Bob is survived by his sister – Claire Walthour and her husband Richard of Greensburg, PA; his son – Robert Voegele and his wife, Diane of Cambridge Springs, PA; his daughter – Cherie Wolfe and her husband, Donald of Greenwood, IN; his daughter – Terrie Voegele of Toney, AL; his step-son- Randy Tucker of Oberlin, OH; his step-son – Richard Tucker and his wife, Jill of Meadville, PA; and his step-son – David Tucker and his fiance, Alyssa of Edinboro, PA; along with several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, May 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs and to funeral services there on Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Father David Paulson pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church of Cambridge Springs officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Cambridge Springs Cemetery.