We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Robert L. "Bob" Brothers
March 31, 1946 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
6 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of Robert L. "Bob"'s family - View on Tribute Wall
Read more about the life story of Robert L. "Bob" and share your memory.
Robert L. “Bob” Brothers, 77, of Karns City, passed away Thursday morning, July 20, 2023 at Butler Memorial Hospital following a brief battle with thyroid cancer.
Bob was born in Butler on March 31, 1946. He was the son of the late Samuel W. and Mildred Yeager Brothers.
Bob was a graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. In his earlier years, he was employed at Pullman Standard in Butler and later as an ironworker at AK Steel, retiring in 2006.
Bob was an avid sportsman. Those who knew him knew how much he enjoyed hunting and fishing and those who didn’t quickly found out through his many stories. He also looked forward to camping in the Tionesta area where he was affectionately known as “the fishing god” and hiking trips to Virginia with his son. He also enjoyed the company of his faithful companions, his Boston terriers, Holly and Molly.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sherry McCracken Brothers, whom he married in Haysville on July 31, 1970. Also surviving are two children, Kristl Double and her husband, Jason “Dub”, and Jason Brothers and his wife, Ericka; two grandchildren, Rayne Brothers and her fiancé, Blake Smith, and Briar Brothers, all of Karns City; two brothers, Samuel Brothers of Petrolia and George Brothers and his wife, Laura, of Chicora; a brother-in- law, James Weis of Titusville, a sister-in- law, Pam Bryan of Rimersburg, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta Weis; his brother and his wife, Richard and Beverly Brothers; his sister-in-law, Barbara Brothers, and his brother-in-law, Samuel McCracken Jr.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karns City Regional Ambulance Service, PO Box 21, Petrolia, PA 16050. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.