Robert Reginald Bamonte

Robert Reginald Bamonte, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday Oct. 7, 2013.

He was born on July 25, 1925, to Antonio and Anna Bamonte, of Jersey Shore; he was one of 12 children. Robert died at home with his loving wife, Rita, and son, Bob at his side.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, missing his high school graduation to enlist. Robert was recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Following return from service, he graduated from the former Williamsport Institute of Technology, now Penn College.

Robert loved his family and was a good husband, father, and brother. A quiet, gentle man, he loved family gatherings, was an excellent musician, and loved animals. He had a delightful and quick sense of humor. A very religious man, he attended mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, every day. He worked for over 30 years at the former Litton Industries. An excellent electrician, he could fix just about anything. He would spend many happy hours in his workshop, fixing things for family and friends. We will miss his kindness and generosity very much.

Robert and Rita recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary of Aug. 8, 2013. They are the parents five girls and three boys, Debra Moff (James), of Montoursville, Karen Null (John deceased), of Montoursville, Roberta Shadle (Jerry), of Williamsport, Bob, of Montoursville, Teri Carter (Ron), of North Carolina, Mary Ann (deceased), Kevin (Shelley), of Williamsport and Keith (Amanda), of Milton. Rita and Robert also have 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, with the rosary recited at 5:15 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754 with his pastor, Rev. John K. Manno.

Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville with military honors provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.