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Robert “Big Bob” Woelkers Jr.

July 10, 1943 - August 23, 2020

Service Date: August 27, 2020

Viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, 4-7 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10 am, St. John Neumann Parish in Church of The Nativity, 633 Orchard Street, Scranton.

Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

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Robert “Big Bob” Woelkers Jr., died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He and his wife Janalee (Jane) Newland Woelkers recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Born in South Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Agnes Guy Woelkers. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton. He was the President of the Dugout Secret Society. Bob was an avid fan of the New York Giants, NASCAR, Elvis and beer. Bob also enjoyed German food, QVC and trips to Lancaster. He often imitated Elvis at family functions to rave reviews. Bob loved camping and he found his seasonal camping home at Onawandah Campground. Bob told a great story, many over a drink at his favorite tavern The Dugout. Bob is survived by four children; Denise Faherty (Mike Audi), Jeffrey Woelkers, Melissa Richards (Rick) and Matthew Woelkers. Three grandchildren; David, Ryan and Brayden all of whom he was incredibly proud of. Siblings; Ann Coolbaugh, William Woelkers (Bernadette), sister in law Carol Trapper, nieces and nephews. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful nurses at Hospice of the Sacred Heart. A special thanks to all our friends and family for their unwavering support during this difficult time. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10 am, St. John Neumann Parish in Church of The Nativity, 633 Orchard Street, Scranton. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, 4-7 pm, in the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton. All those attending viewing or church services, must wear masks and use social distancing.