Robert J. "Bob" Schoenberger, Ph.D., P.E., 83, of Downingtown, passed away on Monday, April 12, after a brief illness.
Born in Weissport, PA, Robert was the son of the late Mahlon and Myrtle (Diehl) Schoenberger. He was the beloved husband of Yahna (Seip) Schoenberger for almost 60 years.
After graduating from Lehighton High School, he attended the Drexel Institute of Technology (now University) where he earned his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, and was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
Dr. Schoenberger served as an associate professor at Drexel before transitioning to full-time private environmental consulting, first at Roy F. Weston, where he was a vice president, and later as an independent consultant, dealing with solid and hazardous waste issues.
In his semi-retirement, he joined the board of the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, of which he has been the longtime chair. He was also active in professional societies at the local and national level including the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and the Solid Waste Association of North America.
In his spare time, Bob was chair of the Upper Uwchlan Township Planning Commission, an active member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, and an amateur horologist.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his sons Jeffrey (Amy) of Havre de Grace, MD, and Steven (Liba) of Paoli. He is also survived by his grandchildren Megan, Ryan, and Sofia.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister Jean Mertz.
A brief service conducted by the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America will be held on Friday, April 16 at 7 PM at James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. A visitation will be held from 5:45-6:45. It is kindly requested that all guests wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. You may Click Here to make a memorial contribution.