1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Robert "Uncle Bob" L. Shainline, Sr. - Tuesday, 7/5/2022

Robert "Uncle Bob" L. Shainline, Sr., 80, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Wesley Village, Jenkins Twp.. He was reunited with his beloved wife of 51 years, Louise Martin Shainline, who passed away September 6, 2017.

Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Joseph B., Sr. and F. Louisa Smith Shainline. He was a graduate of Collegeville-Trappe High School, Collegeville, PA, Class of 1959. Robert served in PA Army National Guard. Earlier in his career, he was employed by New York Center, Ronkonkoma, NY, as an air traffic controller. He was part of the historic PATCO class of 1981. Robert was also an aircraft mechanic, flight instructor and commercial pilot.

Bob was a beloved Dad, Pop Pop, Uncle and dear friend. When his children were younger he was a Cub Master in Harding. His greatest joy was sharing his life with his family and what a legacy he leaves behind.

He was a man of great faith in his Lord and Savior and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Along his journey, he was a great support for so many and his smile and sense of humor helped brighten many days. He was also longtime friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob.

He is survived by his loving and devoted children, Deborah Tokar and husband, Leonard. Hughestown; Robert Jr., and his wife, Sabrina, Windsor, Colorado; Rebecca Shainline and fiancé, Ted Tolan, Taylor; Heather Ruth and husband, Robert, Port Charlotte, Fla.; 29 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren with one on the way, 1 Great Great Granddaughter and one on the way; furbabies, Frannie and Winnie; several nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph B., Jr., J. Ervin and Dr. William E. Shainline and sisters, Pearle Richards and Betty Butterworth.

A blessing service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street Pittston (Port Griffith), with Fr. Joseph Elston, officiating.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County 524 E. Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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From: Robert Christy

Location: SA, TX    Date: 2022-07-05

A sad day, a friend and classmate who made a positive difference, thanks, Reds

From: Robert Christy

Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX    Date: 2022-07-05

A great friend and classmate, he will be missed by many

From: Dave Robertdon

Location: Mt Sinai, NY    Date: 2022-07-01

Very sad to hear this Bob was in my areaD and we worked together a lot . He was a good friend and always had your back as the nest ones always did. As a high stress job you could alway count on it being easier and a lot more funvwhen you had Bob with you. Blue skies and smooth flying forever my friend

From: john miolla

Location: Tarpon Springs, FL    Date: 2022-06-29

Bob is one of the best. May he rest in Peace, He was an asset to the FAA during hs tenure with Air traffic

From: Ruthann Kratz

Location: Schwenksville, PA    Date: 2022-06-29

Sorry for your loss. You had a great mentor and a loving father.

From: Dean A Hess,Jr

Location: Lorton, VA    Date: 2022-06-29

Bob was a brother and classmate who shared a special relationship with our family. His time at Perkiomem Valley airport working with my father was a special time in our lives. My family wishes go out to his family. Dean A Hess Jr Col USAF (ret)

From: Judy Cozzone

Location: Harleysville, PA    Date: 2022-06-29

Caring, funny classmate. Always had a smile. Even when sick, he had something funny to say. I know he is smiling again to be with Louise, he missed her so much. You will be missed, Bob. Good bye.

From: The Rev. Charles and Wilma Jean Richards Morris

Location: Harwich, MA    Date: 2022-06-29

Uncle Bob certainly loved his family! He was an adventurer and was happiest in an airplane. What a thrill it was to ride in a Piper Cub with him at the Shainline Reunion! May God bless you, his children, with the assurance that he is at rest in God's presence. With much love, Wilma Jean

From: Joan Richardson

Location: Bradenton , FL    Date: 2022-06-28

Your family is in my prayers, and may God give you strength during this time of grief and sorrow for the great loss of a precious loved one who will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him. ��

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