Robert J. Schooley
Robert J. Schooley, 91, of New Wilmington, formerly of Norwood Avenue, New Castle passed away at the Grove Nursing Home in New Wilmington on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019.
Mr. Schooley was born in New Castle April 5, 1928, to the late William P and Mary M. (Lena) Priesel Schooley. He married Wanda L. Dewberry May 5, 1950 and she survives at the residence in New Wilmington, PA.
Mr. Schooley retired as a toolmaker after 31 years for Rockwell Axle of New Castle and later was in maintenance at Victory Christian Center, New Wilmington.
He and his wife were active member of the church.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters: Linda (Thomas) Carpenter of North Huntingdon and Joan (Charlie) Middleton of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Mary Schooley of Neshannock Township and Blanch Murdock of Enon Valley; and two brothers, Howard Schooley of Shenango Township and James Schooley of Neshannock Township; six grandsons: Christopher, Aaron, Ryan and Jeremy Carpenter as well as Cory and Todd Thompson. Nine great grandchildren complete the family.
Robert is preceded in death by five brothers: Eugene, Art, Francis, Thomas and Ernest Schooley.
The family will receive friends at the Victory Christian Center, 269 Cowden Road, New Wilmington, PA on Sunday Nov. 10, 2019, from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service in the church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Cypher and Pastor Mickey Cypher, pastors of the church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, New Wilmington.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Mark Dewberry
Nov 10, 2019
What a special man. Watching him build a piece of furniture, assisting him with the repair of his tractor or sitting quietly with him listening to his stories of yester years gone by.
I was privileged to have spent the last three years of my life with him. The twinkle in his eyes and the slightest smile when we chatted of heavenly things. A man of God, a devout believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and I am so blessed to have had him as my uncle.
He is present in my heart and I shall carry his soft spoken words with me until we meet again in our Fathers house. Bless you uncle.
You were a man among men. And a holy inspiration. See you soon.
Morgan Carpenter
Nov 08, 2019
I will never forget my him teaching us how to drive his tractors, being the life of the weenie roasts, and how great of a man he was. Rest with God Gran❤️
Todd Thompson
Nov 08, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Robert J. Schooley by Todd Thompson.  Send flowers
Mary Ann Calabrese
Nov 08, 2019
We were neighbors on Norwood Ave for many years. Have a lot of fond memories of Bob. Always a gentle soul and willing to help in any situation. He worked at Rockwell with my father.
Roxanne Hoffman
Nov 07, 2019
He was a kind gentleman. When I think back to seeing him on Sundays, he sometimes had a twinkle in his eye and a little smile on his face , if he was telling fun story.
He had a quiet strength. Surely someone to learn wisdom from.
Kathy Sutton
Nov 07, 2019
I am sorry for the loss of Mr. Schooley. My father shared a room with him at The Grove from May until he passed away in August. In reading the obituary, my dad also worked and retired from Rockwell Axle. I bet it would have made for some good conversation between them had they known. You have my sympathy.