• Robert Elmer Wise of Horsham, Pennsylvania died on November 29, 2018 at Arden Courts of Warminster at the age of 77.

    He was born in Albany, NY on July 22, 1941 son of Arnold and Madeline (Nee Tietjen) Wise. He graduated from Albany High School and Oklahoma State University and was employed as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.  He worked for CIGNA and PMA throughout his career.  Bob proudly served in the United States Navy, Lt. JG July 1963 – January 1967 aboard the USS Diamond Head during the Vietnam War. 

    He was a member of the Oreland Presbyterian Evangelical Church, achieved Eagle Scout, a 30 year coach and volunteer with the Special Olympics and Coached Team USA in World Games Austria. Bob also volunteered with the Red Cross and was a lifetime member, and past Fire Police Captain, of the Fort Washington Fire Company.

    Bob is survived by his wife Nancy Madeline (Nee Renk) and his children Cathryn J Wise of Phoenix Az., Robert J Wise of Charlotte, NC, Scott D Renk of Horsham, PA,  Laura Renk Reeder of Parkersburg, PA and his grandchildren Daniel, Sara, Elizabeth, Joseph, Ashlyn and Carsyn and one great grandchild Hayden. 

    A memorial service officiated by Timothy S Ricci will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 at Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1119 Church Rd, Oreland PA, 19075. Friends and family are invited to the calling hour from 10AM to 11AM, with the service starting at 11AM. 

    Memorials in his name may be sent to Special Olympics of Montgomery County (SOMC), 980 Harvest Dr, Suite 2013, Blue Bell PA 19422 or online at https://www.specialolympicsmontco.org/, or sent to the Matthew Renk Foundation, c/o PNC Bank, Box 426, Buckingham, PA 18912 Matthewrenkfoundation.org/donations , or Rotary Special Athletes, 102 Quince Dr, Hatboro PA 19040. 

    Arr Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home

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    • TO THE PERSON OUR SPECIAL OLYMPIC COUNTY WILL MISS. HE WAS GREAT TO US ATHLETES AND ALSO AT SPORTS CAMP AND SUMMER GAMES. RIP BOB. . YOUR IN GOD HANDS.

      December 1, 2018 PAULA GROPPER
    • I met Bob through Special Olympics Sports Training Camp. He was a wonderful man with a generous spirit, a loving and kind disposition and brought joy to those around him. God rest your soul, friend!

      December 2, 2018 Fr Anthony Yazge
    • Bob was a special person who cared about his family and his Special Olympics family. He had a great sense of service, giving hours to support all of the athletes. He will be greatly missed by all.

      December 12, 2018 Dennis and Kris Reidenbach

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