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Calling Hours:
Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Monday, August 22, 2016, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Rex Wasser, officiating
Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church

Burial with committal and military honors rendered by
Reynolds VFW Post #7599 will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

Robert W. Atterholt, age 80, of Pymatuning Twp., passed away Friday morning, August 19, 2016 after a period of failing health. 

Mr. Atterholt was born in Sharon, PA to John and Mary (Klenotich) Atterholt.  Bob was a 1954 graduate of Sharon High School, where he was a standout basketball player and was named to the all-american and all-state teams.  After graduation, he matriculated to Youngstown State University, where again he excelled on the basketball court. 

Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960 and again from 1961-1962 and he retired as a foreman from Damascus Tube Corp. after 28 years of employment.  He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Greenville, and had served as an usher and counter, and he was also a member of Reynolds VFW Post #7599. 

Bob played fast-pitch softball for many years, where he was a world renowned pitcher, and was well known for his speed and style.  He was always proud to the fact that he had pitched against Eddy Feigner of the King And His Court.  Bob had served as a mentor to many girls high school softball players throughout Mercer County and during the 1980's he served as an assistant boys basketball coach at Reynolds High School.  In 1988 Bob was selected to the Mercer County Hall of Fame and in 1991 he was selected to the Y.S.U. Hall of Fame.  Bob has continued to be active with the Mercer County Hall of Fame, as he has served on the Board of Directors for the past 25 years.  

As much as he loved his sports his true passion was his family.  He was always in attendance and was supportive of all his children's and grandchildren's sports and activities.  He also loved taking family vacations to the 
Outer Banks, which was done yearly for 40 years. 

On December 16, 1961 Bob married the former Lois M. Riley, she survives.  Also survivng is a daughter, Carla A. Regginello and her husband John of Hermitage, a son, Mark D. Atterholt and his wife Roxanne of W. Middlesex, three sisters, Mary Jane Hammond of Masury, OH, Jenny Hammond of Phoenix, AZ, and Jackie Mitcheltree of Sharon, a brother, Joe Atterholt of Hermitage, and six grandchildren, Tyler Pruitt, Corrin Regginello, Coleman Regginello, Riley Atterholt, Morgan Atterholt, and Luke Atterholt. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Belock and Judy Axe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA or
The Good Shepherd Center, 144 Main St., Greenville.
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12 Comments

  1. Hugh Ringer Hugh Ringer
    August 20, 2016    

    To Mark Atterholt and the entire Atterholt family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences on Bob’s passing. Bob was a wonderful person who was indeed one of the greatest basketball players at Sharon High School and in Mercer County. It was a pleasure for me to serve on the Board of Directors with Bob for several years. He will be missed.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 20, 2016    

    Lois, Carla, and Mark.
    Sorry for the loss off Bob. He is a great man. Always had a lot of respect for him and what he did for our community and sports in general. May he RIP.

    Jim and Gordon Reash

  3. Keith Scheuermann Keith Scheuermann
    August 21, 2016    

    Carla and Family,
    Very sorry to read of the loss of your father. My sympathy to you, John, Tyler, Corrin, Coleman.

    Keith Scheuermann

  4. Brad Reichard Brad Reichard
    August 21, 2016    

    Lois, Mark, Carla and Family. Very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband/father/grandfather. It was an honor to have known such a great person. Sincere condolences.

  5. Charles Mitchell Charles Mitchell
    August 21, 2016    

    Bob was high school basketball teammate of mine. He was always a class guy. It was always good to see him. You have my prayers and heartfelt sympathy.

  6. Sue Stafford (Engel) Sue Stafford (Engel)
    August 22, 2016    

    Lois, Mark, Carla

    Please accept my deepest sympathy with Bob’s passing. He will always be remembered as a kind and caring man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    If there is anything you need don’t hesitate to call. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. Mike Prezioso, Celeste and family Mike Prezioso, Celeste and family
    August 22, 2016    

    Mark, Carla, and Mrs. Atterholt. We are very sorry to hear the sad news. Outside of my family, Mr. Atterholt was one of the most influential people in my life. Many great memories of baseball, basketball, and coaching us kids. He was definitely larger than life, and demonstrated each day what it means to be a man, husband, father, and good friend. There are not many role models left like Mr. Atterholt, so I will always treasure the way he positively impacted my life. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you particularly during the funeral service this morning. We hope that you find peace in knowing that our time on this earth is temporary, compared to eternity with our Creator. Mr. Atterholt definitely ran a good race and will always be part of our lives. Hope to see you soon. We love you all –

  8. Dennis Staul Dennis Staul
    August 22, 2016    

    My deepest sympathy, I was fortunate to get to know Bob through the Hall Of Fame.

  9. Christine Warso Christine Warso
    August 22, 2016    

    Carla and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know how special he was to you. You always had a big smile on your face when you talked about him. I know how much he enjoyed all of your vacations together. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  10. Don Hoffman Don Hoffman
    August 23, 2016    

    Lois and family. I worked with Bob at Damascus and enjoyed our friendship we had at Calvary Church. He was a great man and loved his family. May God wrap his arms around you during this time and for always.

  11. Bob Greenburg Bob Greenburg
    August 23, 2016    

    Mrs Atterholt, Mark, Carla and family,
    I’ve been very lucky to serve on the board of the Mercer County Hall of Fame with Bob for many years. I always enjoyed the many discussions we had about the state of high school sports in Mercer County. Bob will be sorely missed.

  12. Craig Smith Craig Smith
    August 24, 2016    

    I knew Bob thru fastpitch softball in Fox Hill Va. he pitched from 62-67 and compiled a record of 100-32 playing against the top teams on the east coast .He pitched in the 65 ASA National tournament , his teammates and many fans remember his days in Fox Hill fondly , deepest sympathy to the family

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