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Robert D. Thorwart | 70

December 1, 1951 - April 23, 2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Robert D. “Bob” Thorwart, 70, of 134 Clover Lane, St. Marys. Bob passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.

He was born December 1, 1951, in St. Marys, son of the late Adam and Marie Young Thorwart.  Bob was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1969.  He was the manager of Modern Dairy, serving the company for 26 years. 

On September 17, 1983, in the Sacred Heart Church, Bob married Bernadette “Bernie” Skok.  They were blessed with two children and 38 years of marriage together.

He is survived by his daughter, Katie Prizzi (Alex) of Gibsonia; his son, Trevor Thorwart (Liz) of St. Marys; his granddaughter, Madelyn; two sisters: Mary Jane Pontious of St. Marys and Linda Osborne (Jim) of Sharon; two brothers: Daniel Thorwart (Lois) of St. Marys and Steve Thorwart (Linda) of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Jane Thorwart of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Jim Weichman of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Weichman; and by three brothers: John, Lee, and in childhood, Richard Thorwart.

Bob was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed reading and puzzles.  He was a hunter and fisherman, and really enjoyed his daily walks.  Bob took great joy in playing with his grand-dogs Geno and Blue. Above all else, his family was the most important to him.  He was extremely proud of and cherished every moment with them, especially his granddaughter, Maddie.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.




April 25, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

April 26, 2022
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

April 26, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Bernie,
    My Aunt Jean Dodrill shared with me that you and your family lost your beloved husband Bob. I am very sorry, know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Find comfort in that Bob will always be with you and your family, you will feel his presence and you will never be alone. God and Jesus wrap their loving arms around you and your family, bless you, and walk with you and your family every step of every day.

  2. Steve, Linda and all the family,
    We send our condolences. May God comfort and peace be with you!

  3. Bernie and family:
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. I will keep him and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My Deepest Sympathy!

  4. Bernie and family
    So sorry for your loss. Bob was a very nice person. He will be missed terribly. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.

  5. So sorry, Bernie for the sudden loss of your dear hubby. Please know that he is in the hands of our Savior and singing with the Angels. May you stay strong for the road ahead is not easy. Keep your Faith. Fondly Helene B.

  6. Dear Bernie & Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you All. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Bernie, I am so sorry to see of the passing of Bob, May he Rest In Peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless

  8. Bernie and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was such a good guy. Please know that you are all in our prayers.
    Joe and Anita Vollmer
    Steve and Crystal Gornati

  9. Bernie,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  10. I will surely miss you saying “hello” to Mrs. Cleaver and telling me what a lovely sweater I have on – on our Arts night! Rest In Peace my friend!

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