Robert Thomas Eastlake, 93, born in Jermyn, PA to Reuben and Mary (Seymour) died peacefully on February 21, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Wilmington, Delaware.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Alice L. Spangenberg and a daughter, Linda Gail Novello (Paul). He is survived by his son Robert William (Barbara Hahn); his grandchildren: Pamela Spiering (Shawn), Paul Tyler Smallwood, Alyssa Novello, Jody Pettoruto (David) and Brian Dowd (Danielle); his great-grandchildren: Abigail and Aubriana, Astra, Paul, Gabriel and Shayna, Sarah and Jacob, and Olivia and Andrew; and his brother, William Eastlake of Springfield, MO.
Pastor Eastlake graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in Carbondale PA and Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. Bob was dedicated to his family and his faith. He built and pastored several congregations with the Assemblies of God beginning in Nanticoke, then Shippensburg, and Erie PA before moving to Wilmington DE in 1966. He served as chaplain at the Ferris School for Boys and The Bridge House.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 12:30pm-1:30pm, followed at 1:30 by a funeral service at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Interment at Gracelawn Memorial Park will be held privately. Messages of condolence may be sent to
“Each for the other; together for God”.