Robert P. Auman

Robert P. Auman, 84, of 310 George St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.He was born April 1, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late Leonard J. and Florence Kerner Auman. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Mary's Parochial School and Central Catholic High School. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1987 after 40 years of service.On June 16, 1951 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Margery M. Dippold, who survives. Mr. Auman was a member of the St. Mary’s Church; a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army; a member of the American Legion; and a former board member of the St. Mary’s Cemetery. He was a member of the CYMA, where he served as director for 34 years, and was a member of the CYMA bowling teams. He was also in the horseshoe pitching league at Bear Run for 40 years.In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Debra L. (Todd) Greiner of Ridgway; two sons, Thomas L. (Christine) Auman and Timothy S. Auman, both of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Julie K. Collins, Jodi L. Guisto, Benji Auman, Robbie Auman and Tommie Auman; five great-grandchildren, Brennan, Dylan, Nathan, Noah and Kate; and two brothers, Kenneth Auman and Richard Auman, both of St. Marys.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David R. Auman, who died on May 25, 2004.A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert P. Auman will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County, St. Joseph Monastery, 303 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Community Nurses, Inc. Memorial Fund, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.Online condolences may be offered at