Robert Millard Raemore
Dr. Robert Millard Raemore passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh. He was born in May 1941 to Robert E. and Marcella A. Raemore, in Philadelphia. He attended the Williamsport schools and graduated from the Williamsport High School in 1958. He played football and was a track and field standout. Bob was a five-time PIAA state champion in track and field winning the 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash and the 440 yard dash in his senior year. Two of those are still records at WHS today and in winning the 440 yard dash, set a new state record. He is one of only two athletes ever to have won these three sprints in the same PIAA state meet. Bob won nine state track medals, was a part of the PIAA record-setting mile relay team, and was a member of numerous Penn Relay Championship of America relay teams while in high school. Bob attended Villanova University on a track and field scholarship and ran the anchor leg of various collegiate Championship of America relay teams. He was an AAU champion, was a five-time IC4A champion and was an Olympic trials athlete.
After graduating from Villanova, Bob attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, he coached track and field at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, where they became state champions. He served in the U.S. Army Europe Dental Corps, 123rd Medical Detachment in Germany; he was a member of the St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church.
Bob was still practicing dental medicine in Indiana, Pa., at his death. For 34 years, he was either an assistant or a head track and field coach at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Bob coached three national champion sprinters, one national decathlon champion, numerous collegiate All-Americans and one Olympian. He was a member of the West Branch Sports Hall of Fame, the PIAA Hall of Fame and was soon to be inducted into the I.U.P. Hall of Fame. Bob was the first recipient of the Division II Eastern Regional and National Assistant Track Coach of the year award.
Anyone exposed to Bob knew of his infectious smile, unending energy and his enthusiasm for life. He always had a good word and encouragement for all; he was the consummate advisor and confidant. He loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking and his guitar. His two children and three grandchildren were the love of his life. Bob will forever be missed by his family, friends, athletes and patients. Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley J. Raemore, Indiana; two daughters, Allison S. Peiritsch (Brian), Pittsburgh, Emily E. Rosenbaum (Michael), Cleveland; three grandchildren, Ian Costello, Anna E. and Katherine A. Rosenbaum; three brothers, George M. Raemore (Barbara), Danbury, Conn., Jon S. Raemore (Debra), Harrisburg and David N. Raemore (Karen), Williamsport; nieces and nephews, Michael and Michelle Raemore, Charlotte, N.C., and Lauren and Aaron Raemore, Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his parents. Donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
Submitted by family.