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Robert Lewis Northime Sr.

October 20, 1943 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 75)

Robert Lewis Northime Sr., 75, of Chicora, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Robert was born on October 20, 1943, to Alene Francis (Brownfield) Northime and Frederick John Northime on Gameland Road, Donegal Township.

He attended Donegal Township Elementary School on Chicora Fenelton Road for four years.  He then attended Chicora Elementary through 8th grade and Chicora High School through 10th grade.  He graduated in 1961 from Karns City High School.

He met his wife, Rachel (Varano) Northime at Woolworth’s in Butler when they were both working in downtown Butler.  He liked to refer to their beginning as his “Million Dollar Baby in a 5 and 10 Cent Store.”  They married on July 18, 1964, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Butler.  She preceded him in death on May 18, 2016.

He is survived by his three children, Lisa (Jay) Fleeger, Robert Northime Jr., and Timothy Northime, all of Chicora; four grandchildren, Sara Fleeger of Shelocta and her fiancé, Antonio Suprano, Jacob Fleeger of Silverdale, Washington, Cody Northime and Samantha Northime, both of Chicora.

He was the 3rd oldest in a family of 14 children.  He is survived by 5 sisters, Arlene (Dennis) Wonsey of Erving, MA, Katie (Bob) Krason of Butler, Gail (Ron) Thoma of Chicora, Pam (Steve) Rob of Karns City, and Donna Bricker of Karns City.  He is survived by 4 brothers, James, William, Brian, and Dennis, all of Chicora; a sister-in-law, Cindy Northime of Cowansville; a brother-in-law, Pasquale Varano of Butler, as well as 72 nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Caldwell and three brothers, Tommy, John, and Nicholas.

There will be no public visitation.  Interment will be in Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Chicora Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box F, Chicora, PA 16025 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at  Arrangements are under the direction of Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.  Condolences may be sent by visiting


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