Calling Hours:
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Service will be conducted by members of B.P.O.E. #145 
and Rev. Julia Fraser, Chaplain of St. Paul's.  Greenville VFW
Post #3374 will render military honors at the conclusion of the 

Robert Paul Zahniser, age 74, of Clinton St., Greenville, passed away Thursday evening, August 29, 2019 in St. Paul's Continuing Care Community.

He was born in Greenville on February 27, 1945 to Harry and Mildred (Webster) Zahniser. He was a 1963 graduate of Greenville High School, served in the United States Army, and was previously employed at Damascus Tube Corp.

Bob was a member of B.P.O.E. #145, Greenville Family Moose Center #276, F&AM Eureka Lodge #290, and the New Castle Scottish Rite. On May 4, 1991 he married the former Gretchen A. (Scheifele) Little, she survives. Also surviving is a son; Gregory P. Zahniser of Warren, OH, a step daughter; Kelly J. Diley and her husband Jasen of Saegertown, a step son; Joel F. Little of Hubbard, OH, three sisters; Mildred Heile of Greenville, Doris Seidle of Clarion, and Janet Shannon of Greenville and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Harry Zahniser.



  1. jeff jeanie kremis jeff jeanie kremis
    August 31, 2019    

    We love you Bob

  2. David Greenfield David Greenfield
    August 31, 2019    

    Condolences to the family. Bob an I went through high school together. An I talked him into joining the Army together. Great friend.

  3. Nora Meacham Cole Nora Meacham Cole
    August 31, 2019    

    Dear Gretchen,
    I’m so sorry to learn of your husband passing. My sympathy to you and your family. This is a difficult time for you. No platitudes, but one day, you will not cry all day. My husband’s birthday is Monday, and that day I will cry again.
    Blessings to you, it will get easier.

  4. Cathy and Jim Wathan Cathy and Jim Wathan
    August 31, 2019    

    We are so sorry to here of your husbands passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Walt Beil Walt Beil
    August 31, 2019    

    My most sincere sympathy to Bob’s family. It’s always sad to hear of a childhood friend and classmate passing away. We shared some fun times in the ‘early’ days. I’ll remember those times.
    Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.

  6. Robert (Bob) Keck Robert (Bob) Keck
    September 1, 2019    

    Went to school with Bob and we were friends he will be sorely missed condolences to his Wife and family our Prayers are with you.

  7. Carole Langiotti Carole Langiotti
    September 1, 2019    

    Gretchen please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Carole

  8. Judy (Cook) Kougher Judy (Cook) Kougher
    September 2, 2019    

    Gretchen….I know fond memories will ease you through this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to you and family. Thinking of you…

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 2, 2019    

    Gretchen and family my thoughts are with you all. Cherish those memories. You will be reunited .

  10. carol benson johnston carol benson johnston
    September 2, 2019    

    So sorry for the loss of your husband..prayers to you and your family.

  11. Sue Wasser Beatty Sue Wasser Beatty
    September 3, 2019    

    Gretchen and family,

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, please accept our deepest sympathies and know that we are thinking of and praying for you and your family.

    Keep your hand in His,
    Marshall and Sue (Wasser) Beatty

  12. Ann Marie (Consiglio) Fry Ann Marie (Consiglio) Fry
    September 3, 2019    

    Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Gretchen. May the beautiful memories that you shared with your hubby be etched into your heart forever. I am sure that this can’t be easy for you but just know that you are being thought of. I pray that the comfort of OUR LORD will be with you at this time of sadness.
    I did not realize that Joel was your son. What a shock, because our son, Stephen Fry came over to your house many times and was close friends with Joel. In fact one of your kitties crawled up into the engine of our car and ended up in our garage.
    Rest in peace Bob.

  13. Jennifer Lloyd Jennifer Lloyd
    September 3, 2019    

    Kelly and family,

    What a special person to have served his community in so many ways. The role of stepfather is SO SO important, and it sounds like he absolutely BANGED IT OUT OF THE PARK! Sending much love,

    Jen and Kristine

  14. Fred P Gallo Ph. D. Fred P Gallo Ph. D.
    September 5, 2019    

    Kelly and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving.
    May you find peace in cherished memories of Robert.

    Fred and Carolyn Gallo, and Staff

  15. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 5, 2019    

    RIP Bob and may the lord shine his light upon you.

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