January 27th, 2023
Robert F. “Bob” Stant passed away on January 25th, 2023 at his home in Milton, Delaware. He was born on November 12, 1938 in Upland, PA. Bob was raised and educated in Linwood, PA. He attended Holy Saviour School and St. James Catholic High School. After marriage and having children, he raised his family in Aston, PA. Bob was a devoted husband, a loving, gentle, generous and kind-hearted dad, pop-pop, uncle, brother and friend to all who knew him. He worked for North American Smelting Company and Glen Mills Sand & Gravel as a truck driver until he retired to Broadkill Beach, DE. Bob loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed pulling pranks on his children and grandchildren. He also got a thrill out of scaring his family and friends on Halloween.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Eunice Grace and Earl Stant; siblings, Joey, Dave, Earl and Patty; son, Robert F. Stant, Jr.; Daughter-in-law, Theresa Stant; grandson, Gary R. Ferrier. He is survived by his wife, Helen Stant; children, Lynn Stant Dougherty, Michael Stant, Margaret Stant Smith (Bill Baker); daughter-in-law, Bette Stant; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
His memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at 12pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. Friends and family are invited for visitation from 11am-12pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider contributing toward Sandy’s Cancer treatment at https://gofund.me/4a2fc326
It saddens me very much to hear this news. I remember growing up me and my family would come over to Uncle Bob and Aunt Helen’s. We had a great time every time we came over. Uncle Bob was always good for a joke or two and I remember watching PPV wrestling events. May he rest in eternal peace.
There are not words big enough to even begin to say how great of a loss this is for our Family. I will never forget a phone call to Mom Mom, she was in the Hospital Pop Pop eagerly waited to call her, and said “Do you know how much I love you”, she responded, “you never let me forget”. That is what Pop Pop did, He never let us forget! He showed us all love everyday! He showed us respect Everyday! He showed us to be strong in the face of a challenge everyday! To always have your families back, NEVER disrespect Mom Mom, be honest, and work hard. The call ended with him saying, “I miss you terribly”. I miss you terribly Pop Pop, but I know what you would want from all of us, “take care of my beautiful wife”, and I know that you would want us to be strong. I am so proud of the life you lived and in honor of you, your strength until the end, I will be strong. It is the greatest lesson you taught, stand confident and strong no matter what! I love you Pop Pop. I will miss you EVERYDAY.
Dear family, many great memories of Bob, all my life I loved him. He was my big cousin who was so nice to his little cousin, along with his brothers and sisters, babysitting me and spending so much time together at Grandmom and Grandpop Graces house, visiting with my beloved Aunt Sis and Uncle Earl. I have different memories with him, but always the best was when family was together, at Kathleen’s, at Patty’s, at the reunions. He was always nice and funny. And the thing I remember most was his love for his wife and his children. You have been blessed to be part of that. So sorry.