Robert W. Wellons
Robert W. Wellons, 87, of Allentown, born in Barberton, Ohio, died March 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, after a lengthy battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was the husband of Elizabeth L. (Van Horn) Wellons. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.
Before retirement, he was employed as an executive vice president at Carlos R. Leffler, Inc.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem where he taught Sunday school and directed the Operation Christmas Child project with his wife. He was a former choir director at Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown and Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
He served in the U.S. Army as a classroom instructor in the Signal Corps, achieving the rank of Sgt. and Specialist 3. He was a former Salvation Army officer serving in Allentown and Pen Argyl. He was past president of the Allentown/Salisbury Kiwanis Club and served as Lt. Governor of District 17 in Pennsylvania. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Allentown Lodge.
He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. His hobbies were flower gardening and yard work. He and his wife loved taking day trips to Lancaster and Shady Maple.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Kathy and her husband David, of Whitehall, Judith, of Allentown and Nancy, of Bethlehem; brother, Howard, of Walbridge, Ohio; grandchildren Kristy, Kelly, Joshua, Allison, Megan and Tara; great-granddaughter Layla; nieces and nephews.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 Hamilton St., Allentown, 18102.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. March 15 at First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St., Bethlehem. A calling hour will be 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.