Robert W. Wachs

March 22, 1950 ~ July 22, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” W. Wachs of Sutersville, a loving husband, dedicated father and grandfather, and a true lover of nature. Robert departed this world on July 22, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, cherished memories, and an adoring family who will forever remember his adventurous spirit and warm heart.  Robert was born on March 22, 1950 to the late Joseph and Virginia (McIndoe) Wachs, and from a young age, he displayed an unyielding passion for the outdoors and a relentless work ethic. Whether it was camping, cross-country skiing, or riding motorcycles, Robert found solace and joy in every facet of the natural world. He was an explorer at heart, always looking for heart symbols, and loved sharing it with his devoted wife of nearly 55 years, Georgeann (Vinsick) Wachs. Together, they raised two sons, Robert (Jennifer) Wachs and Lonnie Wachs. Robert found great pleasure spending time with his grandchildren, Tyler (Emily Barton), Dylan (Savannah Swanson), and Maddelyn, and great-grandson, River. He showered them with unconditional love and support. He was a pillar of strength for his family, always putting their needs above his own.  Robert was a man of exceptional character and work ethic. He was a skilled and accomplished equipment operator who could “move the earth” like no other.  As per his wishes, there will be no visitation.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Friday at Holy Family Church, West Newton, where family and friends can gather to celebrate the remarkable life he lived. Inurnment will be in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in Robert’s name to Fur All Kittys, 1824 Homeville Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, as his cats were a cause close to his heart.  Although Bob left this world too soon, we find comfort in knowing that he lived a life filled with love and joy, and left a legacy of unforgettable memories.  Arrangements entrusted the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.  Condolences may be left at

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Funeral Mass
July 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
225 N 2nd Street
West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089

No Visitation


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