Robert J. Makufka

Robert J. Makufka, 83, of 812 Birch Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness.

He was born August 17, 1934, in DuBois, son of the late William J. and Adella Waylonis Makufka. Robert was a graduate of DuBois High School and Gannon University and he attended Penn State and West Virginia Universities.  He had been a resident of St. Marys since 1966 and was a retired employee of Keystone Powdered Metal, retiring in 1995 after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

On September 16, 1961, in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Tyler, PA, Robert married Rena Scanish, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Juliann Gross of Downington, PA, and Marijo Fels and her husband Michael of Mebane, NC; a son, William J. Makufka and his wife Barbara of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Joshua Makufka, Brittany Makufka, Katie Makufka, Shannon Gross, Dylan Gross, and Priya Fels; and by two sisters, Josephine Reeves and her husband William of Windber, PA, and Pat Hontz and her husband Jack of West Grove, PA.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a son, Scott Makufka in 2016.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Force, PA.

Paul and Jodi Fleming September 2, 2017 at 10:57 am

Sorry to here of the passing of your father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Robert Maholtz October 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Sorry Mary Jo, for your loss. My father passed away back in 2005. Still miss him much today!!!

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