Robert G Stenger Jr. obituary 1941~2021


Robert G Stenger Jr., age 80, of Greencastle, PA, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Robert G Stenger Jr.
Robert G Stenger Jr.

He was born in Waynesboro, PA, on March 5, 1941, to Robert and Ardella (Mickley) Stenger, Sr.

He graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School in 1958, and from Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1961. He earned a Master of Science in Chemistry from Syracuse University in 1966, doing additional work at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Maryland.

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Robert was married to his dear wife, Eva (Bross) Stenger, on April 8, 1961. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 8, 2021. Since their retirements, where you saw one of them you would be assured of seeing the other, whether working outside in their flowerbeds or serving others in various roles in the community.

Robert taught chemistry and math in the Greencastle-Antrim High School from 1961 to 1968. In 1968, he joined the faculty of Hagerstown Junior College. He retired from teaching chemistry and physical science in 2006 and was granted Professor Emeritus status at Hagerstown Community College.

Robert was dedicated to teaching others, also serving as an adult Sunday School teacher for many years. His love of teaching chemistry was only surpassed by his love for studying and teaching God’s Word. His love of his Creator informed his love of the complex orderliness of the creation, as expressed in chemistry.

He was survived by his wife, Eva; son, Douglas Stenger (wife Deborah) of Wisconsin; daughter, Michelle Masters (husband Todd) of Greencastle; grandsons, Peter Masters (wife Anna) of Carlisle and John Masters of Greencastle; and brother, Larry (wife Jean) Stenger of Lancaster.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, in Cornerstone Bible Church, 350 W. Madison St., Greencastle, with Pastor Jeff Ehko officiating.

Burial will be private in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Monday morning, in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Cornerstone Bible Church, 350 W. Madison St., Greencastle, PA 17225 or Gideons International at

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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