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Robert Skemer

October 12, 1929 — November 29, 2022


Robert Skemer, age 93, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Freedom Village in Coatesville, PA.  He was the husband of the late Joanne Stern Skemer, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in Yonkers, NY he was the son of the late Harry Skemer and the late Sarah Rifkin Skemer.  He graduated from Pace College with a BS in accounting. He served our country in the Army during the Korean War, state side.

He owned and operated Dale Home Furnishings in Bronx, NY for over 45 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Baldwin of Coatesville, PA and Linda Schneider and her husband, Barry, of  Allentown, PA; grandchildren, Ross Terker (Amanda), Andrew Terker (Samantha), Jacqueline Vincent (Danny), Amy Adelson (Reed), JJ Geewax (Ka-el), Allison Geewax (Henry Emslie), Stephanie Geewax (Duncan Shallcross), Catherine Geewax (Ari Ross), Peter Schneider (Leslie); great-grandchildren, Brody Terker, Owen Clay Vincent, Judah Terker, James Julius Robert Emslie, Ari Terker, Ellis Adelson, Luca Geewax,  Sadie Adelson, Jonah Schneider, Cameron Schneider and James Schneider.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  An avid skier since the 1960s, he had numerous hobbies: he collected fine french wines, and also taught himself stained glass cutting and designing in the 1970s, creating many lampshades, wall hangings, and other items in his home workshop.  He lovingly gave many of these items to family and friends.

After retiring, he became a Big Brother, which gave him a new opportunity to share his kindness and generosity.

He was beloved.

Services and interment will be held privately.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity

Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. ( 484-734-8100 ) To view his online obituary, please visit

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