Robert LeRoy Cline, age 80, formerly of Waterford and a resident of Abington Crest Nursing Center for the past ten years, died there on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born in Erie on September 9, 1934, he was a son of the late Harry Milton Cline and Clara Stellmach Cline.

Cline, Robert LeRoyBob was employed at General Electric for many years, and he also worked for Robert Smith Construction and farmed with his brother on the family dairy farm. He enjoyed hunting, attending auctions, and playing bingo and cards. Bob attended the former St. Cyprian’s Catholic Church in Waterford.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Bobby L. Cline, and a brother, Eugene Cline. Surviving family members include two daughters- Antoinette S. (Tonie) Cline and Barbara A. Hepler, both of Corry; 6 grandchildren- Jason P. Hepler (April), Melissa A. Savitz (Steven), Dr. Cary T. Borland (Jon), Brock M. Cline (fianc???e Heather Capella), Leah M. Cline, and Heather Cline; 8 great-grandchildren- Aaliyah, Riley, Peyton, and Landon (Jeeter) Hepler, Hunter, Mason, and Parker Savitz, and Preston Cline; also 5 siblings- Audrey Kanis (Don) of Erie, Evelyn Harman (Stanley) of Sinclairville, NY, Harry Cline, Melvin Cline, and Marge Cline, all of Waterford.

Friends are invited to visiting hours at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Monday from 1 – 3:00 p.m. and the funeral service which will follow at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Gregory Passauer of All Saints Parish will officiate. Burial will be in Phillipsville Union Cemetery.