Robert N Self, Sr. of Horsham, PA passed away at home on October 22, 2018 at the age of 84.
He was born in Abington PA April 27, 1934 son of the late Warren and Anna Self. He was a member of the Abington High School Class of 1952 and was a Bell Telephone Lineman and then owner of Self Heating and Cooling until his retirement in 1996.
Robert served in the Army Security Agency from 1958 till 1962. He was a member of St Thomas Episcopal Church Whitemarsh and belonged to; Lu Lu Shrine, Philadelphia Jesters Court #72, Motor Unit, Legion of Honor, Concordia Lodge #67, Valley of Allentown Scottish Rite, Philadelphia Modifiers, Delaware Valley Fuel Oil Dealers Association, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association.
Robert is survived by Lois E Self (Nee Paul) his wife of 53 years. He is also survived by children Robert N, Jr. (Jeanette) of Doylestown, PA, Jonathan D. (Gwynyth) of Chalfont and Kristine Carlin (Nee Self) (Daniel) of Doylestown; grandchildren Ava Self, Ian Self, Remington Carlin and Anna Carlin. Also survived by siblings Carol and Joseph Shaw, Trudy O’Leary and was preceded in death by his sister Jane Bishop and her husband Philip.
Bob enjoyed traveling, from road trips across the United States to International Journeys around the world. He loved tinkering with and racing his cars. He spent many weekends taking his cars to auto shows and won numerous trophies. He became a member of the 200 MPH club at the East Coast Timing Association in 2009. He established a new land speed record driving his Ford GT at the Loring Timing Association in 2010 and participated in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race Maine to Florida in 2014. Over the years he also enjoyed participating in the Yacht Club, Kiwanis club, Speed boating and snowmobiling.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and family
Memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children- Philadelphia. 3551 N Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19140.
A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Monday October 29, 2018 at St Thomas Episcopal Church of Whitemarsh, Camphill Rd and Bethlehem Pike, Ft Washington PA 19034. Masonic Service and Interment follows at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home
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