We regret to inform the Williamson community of the passing on Oct. 23, of our trustee emeritus Robert Stahl 5W6, who served on the board of trustees for 17 years, after a long battle with illness.
President Michael Rounds said, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of former Williamson trustee Robert Stahl. Today he succumbed to his long fight with illness. Bob was a dedicated member of our board, sharing his vast knowledge of the painting industry. His dedication to helping our students receive an up-to-date trade education was an inspiration to all who were familiar with his work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Board Chairman William Bonenberger 7W9 said, “Bob Stahl was a man who truly loved Williamson! He served faithfully and energetically on the board for 17 years. He always greeted you with a warm smile and was always ready to roll his sleeves up for Williamson, as well as many other worthy causes he supported. We appreciate everything he did for Williamson and he will certainly be missed!”
At the time of his retirement from the board, Mr. Stahl said: “I am honored to have been on the board at an exciting time when Williamson improved its physical plant and its programs. The changes in the school have been tremendous. It was wonderful to have served with so many great men. The trustees are very dedicated to Williamson and work very hard to support it. It was a pleasure to work with three presidents and their wives. Each president has been great in his own way and the wives have also been very dedicated to Williamson.”
Mr. Stahl ran his own painting and contracting business in Media, Robert L. Stahl Decorating, for many years until his retirement in 2002. In retirement, he served on several boards, including at the Sleighton School. He was very involved in the Media Rotary Club and Knights of Paoli.
Earlier, he was a project leader for Industrial Model Co. and a shop foreman for Wilson Cannon Co.
A mass will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 28, at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Road, Media. Visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m.
Please keep Bob, his wife Elizabeth, and his family in your prayers. Information on services will be presented when made available.