Robert J. Garland

Born: Thu., Sep. 24, 1936
Died: Thu., Jul. 2, 2020


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Robert J. Garland, age 83, of Pottsville, PA passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at his home.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA on September 24, 1936, he was the son of the late George and Caroline (Sinko) Garland.

Bob was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1955. He served in the US Army Reserves. Bob worked as a Police Officer for the Pottsville Police Department for 26 years until retiring in 1994.

He was of the Protestant Faith. Bob was a lifetime member of the West End Hose Company No.7 in Pottsville, the American Motorcycle Club, and the Faternal Order of Police Lodge No.44.  Bob was an avid golfer and fisherman..

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Clarence  and Joseph Frasnelli, Edward Mistishun, and Arthur Garland, and a sister Jean Haag.

 Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy M. (Miller) Garland, Pottsville; two daughters: Denise L. Garland and her husband James Hannaway, Pittsburgh and Cheryl L. Muncy and her husband Gregory, Schuylkill Haven; a son David J. Garland and his wife Donna, Schuylkill Haven; four grandchildren: Ryan Muncy and his wife Amanda, Hayden Muncy, Devon Muncy, and Zachary Garland; a great-granddaughter Abigail; a great-grandson Maddox; a sister Judy Garland, Pottsville; and nieces and nephews.

Services and Interment will be held private.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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Greg Tucci
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good friend and I value the times we shared. Prayers for peace during these troubled times. Be well.

Molly B Guers
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Cheryl, Denise, David and extended family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you have of/with your Dad will bring you joy in the coming days ahead.
I will always remember your Dad as a police officer with admiration and respect.

Jim Keefer
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
Sending our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort.

Kevin and Peggy Dolphin
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May God rest his soul and give you comfort.

Marlin & MaryJane Reed
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Dot and Family,
We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May God give you all the strength to get through this difficult time. RIP Bob.