Robert Arthur Bezilla, 92, of Black Moshannon, Philipsburg RD, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg. Born November 20, 1926 in Munson, he was a son of the late George & Helen (Timchak) Bezilla. Bob was a 1944 graduate of Philipsburg High School and was the owner of Roberts Motors in Philipsburg for 50 years. A veteran of the US Army, he served as a Staff Sergeant during WWII and Korea. He received the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Award, and Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. Bob was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg; BPO Elk Lodge #1173; Am Vets Post 159; American Legion John Ashley Dennis Jr. Post 437 and was a founding member of the Philipsburg Kiwanis. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Bob married the former Barbara W. Bailey at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg; she preceded him in death on September 30, 2003. His brother George Bezilla and sister Helen Supina also preceded him in death. Bob is survived by a son Daniel Bailey Bezilla and his wife Susan of Philipsburg RD and two grandsons Robert Tyler Bezilla and his wife Charlee and Daniel Lucas Bezilla, all of Ashburn, VA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. Fourth St., Philipsburg, on Thursday, September 19 at 10am with Fr. John Gibbons as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home, Inc., 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.dahlgren-spewock.com
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