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Last Name: Middleton

First Name: Robert

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Date of Death: May 2, 1998

Newspaper: Delaware County (PA) Daily Times

Date of Newspaper: May 6, 1998

Contributor: Florence E O'Bryan

Text of Obituary: 

Robert Middleton, 80, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Chester, died May 2 in Orlando, Fla.

He was born and raised in Chester and later lived in Garden City.

He worked as a machinist for Scott Paper Company's foam plant in Eddystone, retiring in 1980.

Mr. Middleton served in the U.S. Army Air Force in Africa and Europe during World War II.

He was a member of Felton Fire Co. No. 3, Garden City Fire Co. No. 1, the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 159, the Delaware County Firemen's Association and the West End Boat Club.

He was also a member of United Paperworkers Union No. 714, VFW No. 5405, Chester Lodge No. 236 of the F&AM, Keystone Masonic Club of Chester and Scottish Rite, Valley of Wilmington.

Mr. Middleton was also a member of Nur Shrine Temple of Delaware, Shrine Club of Delaware, Bahia Shrine Temple of Orlando, Orlando Shrine Club and Camel Herders of Bahia Temple.

He was the widower of Margaret L. Middleton.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Middleton of Winter Park, with whom he lived; two sisters, Ethel Peters and Phyllis Murphy, both of Gulfport, Miss.; two brothers, Joseph Middleton of Claymont, Del., and Frank Middleton of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grandsons.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Middletown and Knowlton roads, Middletown.

Burial will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Lower Chichester.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. by Chester Lodge No. 236, F&AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9499.

Notes: Mr. Middleton was born 4/12/1918.

 

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