By The Mercury

Robert Snyder (Bob) Notestine, Jr, 72, of Manhattan, died Thursday, October 10, at Mercy Regional Health Center.

The family provided some of the following information.

Robert was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Lewistown, Pa., a son of the late Beulah (Pry) Kelley and Robert Snyder Notestine, Sr.

He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 having served 20 years in the U.S. Army. His numerous decorations included the Bronze Star. He served in many locations overseas and in the USA, including tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the Army, he was a recipient of multiple awards during his ten years as a sales representative with Pitney Bowes.

He was a life long member of First United Methodist Church in Lewistown, Pa., and belonged to the American Legion. He was an avid supporter of K-State Athletics and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed traveling to visit family across the United States and Canada. He faithfully worked out at fitness centers and greatly enjoyed the friends that he made there.

Robert is survived by his wife, Patricia Notestine; two daughters, Wendy Jane Knouse (Curt) of McVeytown, Pa., and Kathleen Wood of San Francisco; one son, Robert S. Wood of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Kimberly Notestine of Benton, Pa.; two brothers, Ronald E (Ruth) Notestine of Reedsville, Pa., and Dennis (Linda) Notestine of Lewistown, Pa.. He was preceded in death by one son, R. Gregory Notestine. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Cassandra McCachren (Peter), Clintin Knouse, Christian Knouse, Rachel Notestine and Emily Notestine.

At Robert’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bob was a supporter of the Ahearn Fund for Kansas State University Athletics:

Ahearn Fund, 1800 College Avenue, Suite 138, Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS 66502

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