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ROBERT F. KILE SR. February 9, 1963 - June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

ROBERT F. KILE, SR, 57, of Harding passed away Friday morning near his home from injuries he sustained from a fatal shooting.

Born in Wilkes-Barre he was the son of the late William F. Kile, Sr. and Marilyn J. Hooper Kile. He was a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School class of 1981. He served in the United State Army and the National Guard Battery F. 5th of the 109th Field Artillery, Kingston. He was employed at PennDOT for the past 10 years. Prior to that, Bob worked for Kile Konstruction, R&S Construction and worked at the former Nesbitt Hospital. Bob just reobtained his certification as NREMT and served as a volunteer for the Mt. Zion Bicentennial Fire Co. of Harding as the 2nd Assistant Fire Chief and Vice President, Franklin Twp. Fire Dept as the Fire Chief, Exeter Twp. as the Supervisor Chairman, Exeter Borough Fire Dept. as a Firefighter, Harding/Mt. Zion Ambulance Association as the 2nd Assistant Commander, Columbia Hose Company as a Firefighter/EMT and Dallas Fire and Ambulance as the Ambulance Chief.

Preceding him in death besides his parents is a brother, William F. Kile, Jr.

Surviving is his wife of 15 years, Barbara Ann (Weaver) Kile; Children: Robert Francis Kile, Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Harding; Jessica Lynn Kile and her significant other, Asa, of Beaumont; Kimberlee Patricia Powers, of West Pittston; Samantha Michelle Manning, of Harding; grandchildren; Zachary Monahan, Mackenzie Powers, Krystal (Ace) Kile, Laura Powers, Breanna Kile and Tucker Kile; Sisters: Kathleen Cikota, of Harding; Mary Kile and her partner, Angie, of Tulsa, OK; Maureen Kile and her wife, Sheena, of Tulsa, OK; Brother: Kevin Kile of San Antonio, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Also, Bob will be missed by his faithful companion Gizmo the Wonder Dog.

Messages from his Family:
Best Friend, Hubby, Spouse, Supporter, Believer, Dreamer so many words and yet none seem to make it complete. You told me you were an old soul who has been her a few times and you keep coming back because there was still stuff to do. I laughed cause your plate always was full, but you took it all on in public life, private life, big, small, close or far, strangers and friends, you touched so many lives. There still is things to finish so I will wait because I know your coming back to finish them. I will be looking for you everyday in the breeze, the falling leaves and the raindrops on my face. I will wait forever to finish our story, love forever. – Barbara Kile
From our first dance to our last, I love you dad. – Jessica Kile
To my hero, my best friend and my worst critic. Taught me everything I know about building a home, inside and outside, from the lumber to the love needed to make it all work from levels and measurements to bonfires and family dinners. To the man who shared everything. I will miss you! Love you Papa. – Samantha Manning
Even if you were his mortal enemy and you needed help Pop would stop to help you. – Krystal Kile
Pop was always by his grandkids side. – Mackenzie Powers

Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11am in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home, Inc. at 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming with the Rev. Charles C. Warwick of the Episcopal Church of St. Clement & St. Peter, Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-8PM and Thursday 10-11am in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mt. Zion Bicentennial Fire Company at 1394 Mount Zion Road, Harding, PA 18643.

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com


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    Marybeth Lakomy trouble says

    Dear Barbara the last time I saw you in January we were talking about your husband and I was very shocked to hear from Marie that you husband died from someone who shot him . please. Know that I’M only a phone call away if you ever want to. Talk to me I love you very much

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    Linda Green says

    We are so sorry to hear about your husband, Barb! Wish we could of had the opportunity to meet him because he surely seem to be liked by many people who did know him. From his picture he looks like a gentle person! Glad you had the time with such a special person in your life! May God Bless You and Your Family! Love you always! Linda, Bert, Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob!

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    Tammy Hadsel says

    Sam and family my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, God bless.

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    Megan Kile says

    Hello Kile Family,
    We are saddened to hear about what happened to Bob (“Bobby” to us). We are his cousins on his dad’s side. Our father was Bob’s Uncle Bud. Although our family has not been in touch in quite a long time — so sad how we drift apart as time goes by — Stephanie keeps up with family info from Bob’s sister on Facebook. When she read about this, she was surprised and stunned to hear of his passing and of the circumstances surrounding it. We feel so terrible about what has happened and are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We will always remember Bobby as the fun-loving goofy kid we grew up with — always joking around at family gatherings, especially the summer clam bakes at our Grandma and Grandpa/Aunt Lila’s house. What good memories! We hope that your memories of his kind heart will be a comfort to you all. God bless you. Stephanie (Kile) Amy, Megan Kile, Heidi (Kile) Bolus, and Russ Kile

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    Isabella Powell says

    As I have said, Pop was such a loving and sweet man. He would never hurt a fly. He was just that type of man. We love and miss you pop. It breaks my heart not seeing you here. I love all of you so much and please, if you need anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are right here beside you in all of this. We all had this instant bond and just like that, we became a big family. Nobody will ever fill Pop’s shoes. Let’s make him proud up there! Love you pop

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    Judy Lamoreaux says

    Barb I’m at a loss and broken hearted for you and family. My sincerest condolences.

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    Clem Norman says

    Bobby was a good cousin that I spent a lot of time around when we were younger and our parents were still alive. But over the years as we grew older and family began to dwindle we went our own ways. Reading Bob’s obituary reassured my belief that he would become the wonderful, loving and caring person you have described. I had planned to attend the viewing to grieve with the family but because of my health and age I have to pass on attending during the Covid crisis. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are all feeling over Bob’s untimely death. RIP Cousin.

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    Linda (Snyder) Hendershot says

    Barbie and family, sorry for your loss and he will be missed but remember all the memories you all have of him. love and hugs to you all, and your in my thoughts and prayers.

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