Aug. 21, 1932 to May well 19, 2022
Robert “Bob” Penharlow handed away May well 19, 2022, at his dwelling in Dun-kirk, surrounded by his relatives subsequent a brief unwell-ness. He was 89.
Respected and identified as a thoughtful, form and gentle soul, he touched the lives of quite a few during his nicely-lived existence.
Born in Fredonia at his family’s household on Berry Street, Bob joined his father’s automotive components business – Pen’s Elements – when he was just 13. By 16, when even now attending Fredonia Significant College, he was named a husband or wife in the organization along with his brother, Richard. Bob would end the college working day and then go to perform in the elements store at 75 W. Primary St. Homework was normally completed in a again place when he worked as bookkeeper for the enterprise. He graduated from Fredonia Large School in 1950.
Soon, the brothers took above the company from their father and sooner or later Bob bought out his more mature sibling. With an uncompromising function ethic, Bob grew the small business with destinations in Fredonia, Dunkirk, Silver Creek, and Westfield. Car restore stores, car dealerships, and backyard mechanics all realized they could depend on Pen’s Sections for the elements they necessary, shipped with consumer services second to none. Bob marked just about 50 decades in business when he marketed the firm in 1996.
As if running a thriving enterprise didn’t retain him hectic plenty of, Bob also immersed himself in a life span of general public services. He served energetic obligation in the U.S. Military from 1953-55 at Fort Dix, N.J., all through the Korean War. Upon his return household he joined his father and brother as a volunteer fireman with Fenner Hose Corporation on Church Road in Fredonia. In actuality, he lived in the firehall as the overnight volunteer upon his return and till his to start with marriage in 1957.
Bob also turned his abilities and power to nearby politics. He served on the Village of Fredonia Board of Trustees from 1968-74, exactly where he was on the Fireplace, Road, and Finance Committees and was deputy mayor. In 1978, he was named to finish a phrase for a seat left vacant by a preceding member of the Chautauqua County Legislature, and was re-elected to a 2nd time period. He was a past president of the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce, a previous member of the Fredonia Rotary Club, a lifestyle-extended member of the Fredonia Exempt Fireman Association as effectively as an active member of the Fredonia Methodist Church. He served as a City of Dunkirk Councilman from 2007 until eventually the time of his dying and was named deputy supervisor in 2010.
Bob grew to become a licensed true estate agent in 1997 and aided plenty of family members, people today and enterprises obtain residences all over North Chautauqua. He gained several awards and most not long ago represented Ho-ward Hanna Holt Serious Estate in Fredonia.
No subject the position he performed in the group, he generally positioned his family initially. Bob was happily married to Martha Penharlow who was his beloved companion in life for 33 years until the time of her loss of life in March of 2021. Bob and Martha ended up devoted to 1 another and appreciated their stunning daily life with each other on the lake, sharing a enjoy of Sunday relatives dinners, gardening and protecting their wonderful dwelling.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Deborah Arcoleo of Manheim, Pa. son David (Lisa) Penharlow 3 daughters by way of marriage: Julie (Ira) Rosenkrantz, Jill (James) Moore, and Bethany (Richard) Spaziante brother Roderick Penharlow of Pennsylvania and sister Peggy Card of Fredonia. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Tiffany Yerico of Fredonia, Olivia (Ted) Widger of Havertown, Pa., and Allis-on Muck of Washington D.C., Jack Penharlow of Fredonia, Paul Arcoleo of San Diego, and Emily Arcoleo of Manheim, Pa. as very well as six fantastic-grandchildren and his faithful companion, Penny.
Contacting several hours are Tuesday, May well 24, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., Fredonia. Funeral expert services will be held at the Fredonia Initially United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia, Wednesday, May well 25 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Penharlow’s memory may possibly be produced to the Lakeshore Humane Society (lakeshorehumane culture.org.)
On-line condolences may be designed at larsontimko funeralhome.com.
Preparations by David J.Dengler.