J. Robert "Bob" Vinton, 80, of New Castle passed away Sept. 24, 2017.
He was born on July 14, 1937, in Grove City. He was the son of James Vinton and Martha Miles Vinton.
Bob graduated from Grove City College with a BA in Education. He retired from New Castle Area School District in 1993, where he spent his career teaching French for 35 years. In 1973 he accompanied his French students on a trip to France. Bob delighted in working with his students and served as adviser to the Key Club, French Club and Future Teachers of America.
Bob was a past member of the New Castle Jaycees.
He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and a former member of Highland Presbyterian Church. As a lifelong Presbyterian, he served as Elder, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, watching old movies, painting, playing bridge and playing the piano.
Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lynda J. Vinton; a son, Geoffrey (Brenda) of Harmony; a daughter, Tara (Bob) Frank of Hummelstown, Pa.: and a brother, Bruce (Patty) of Charlotte, N.C. He is also survived by four grandsons, Jeremy (Heidi) Vinton, J. Andrew (Jessica) Vinton, Joseph Frank and Samuel Frank, as well as two great-grandsons and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna J. Neely.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105 or National MS Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233.
Published on October 8, 2017