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Robert W. Klunk

Robert W. Klunk

Jul 3rd, 1926 - Nov 29th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Jul 3rd, 1926
  • Death Date: Nov 29th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Dec 6th, 2021
  • Location: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown
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Biography: Dedicated to God, family and country, Robert W. Klunk, 95, of Littlestown, PA, died peacefully Monday, November 29, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 63 years, Helen V. (Myers) Klunk, who died September 2, 2014. Born July 3, 1926 in Irishtown, PA, he was the son of the late Francis A. and M. Rhoda (Miller) Klunk.

Bob was a 1944 graduate of Delone Catholic High School. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps from 1944-1946 with the 9th Air Force Unit as a tail gunner in the heavy bombers known as the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator, culminating his military service with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Bob was employed with the Cambridge Rubber Company in Taneytown, MD, as a Payroll Supervisor until 1974; thereafter, he was elected and served as Adams County Commissioner for 18 years before retiring.

During the years of raising his family, he coached Littlestown Baseball for Youth and continued to serve on its Board of Directors as Treasurer for 35 years. Bob was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown where he served on various committees. He and his wife were dedicated to the local community and Adams County, volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program; and they also were members of the Adams County Republican Committee.

Surviving are his sons, David R. and wife Pam (Basehoar) Klunk, Edward M. Klunk, of Littlestown, Richard A. and wife Sharon (Litten) Klunk, of Gettysburg, James S. and Mary (Millan) Klunk of Allentown, PA; daughters Ann M. (Klunk) Riebling and husband Robert of Littlestown, and Mary R. (Klunk) Harner and husband Douglas of Gettysburg, PA; his 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by brothers, Francis "Doc" Klunk, Lawrence "Cork" Klunk, Joseph Klunk, Curtis Klunk, Paul Klunk and his sister, Mary K. Klunk.
Bob was a life member of both Littlestown American Legion and VFW.  He enjoyed following the stock market and finances.  His pastimes included bowling, card playing and watching the horse races.  He loved watching Notre Dame football, the Eagles, the Phillies, and game shows on tv. 

Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, December 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown with The Rev. C. Anthony Miller, Celebrant. Viewing is Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown.  Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Littlestown, with military honors conducted. Memorials in Bob's name may be sent to his church, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA 17340 or American Legion Post 321, 510 E.  King St., Littlestown, PA 17340, or the charity of one's choice.  Online condolences may be shared on

Joyce Spangler Wentz
Dec 8th, 2021 12:14 am
Our sympathy goes out to the Klunk family. Our parents, Hack and Romaine Spangler, spent many good times on bowling trips with both Bob and Helen. Their friendship was cherished. May you find comfort in the many memories of your dad. God Bless! The Spangler Family
Dec 6th, 2021 3:54 pm
My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.❤️
Praying that all of your wonderful memories of Mr Klunk will give you peace.
He was a wonderful man! ~Nessa~❤️
Robert W Miller
Dec 2nd, 2021 2:44 am
My condolences to the family. I enjoyed my time serving with him on the Delone Board and the Adams County Republican Committee. May he Rest-In-Peace!!
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Dec 2nd, 2021 1:43 am
My sympathy is extended to Bob's family. I always enjoyed talking with him on Sunday morning at breakfast. He was a remarkable man. Rest in peace my friend.
Fran n Al. Latvanas
Dec 1st, 2021 10:16 pm
I was so sorry to hear that mr. Klunk passing he was a wonderful young man RIP !
Phil Sanders
Dec 1st, 2021 9:14 pm
What a wonderful gentleman. Sending prayers and condolences to the entire Klunk family.

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