Robert Grant Darling

Robert Grant Darling, 68, of Silver Spring Township, died on Monday, August 31, 2015 at home.  He was born in Idaho to the late Evelyn (Lentz) Darling and the late Russell Ford Darling.

Surviving is his devoted wife of 45 years, Linda (Wells) Darling; a daughter, Nicole (Darling) Bretz and husband Todd, along with 2-grandsons, Collin and Wyatt; a sister, Margaret Seekford (John) of Texas; a brother, Russell Darling of Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was an Army Veteran with a rank of SP5 and a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He retired from Conrail as a signalman, and then continued to work as a jack of all trades, from diesel mechanic, welder, to truck driver, and then cab driver.

Robert was a devout Christian and was a member of the Carlisle Country Church in Carlisle, PA 17013. He enjoyed working in the yard and was a handy man at home with various projects. Known as Pappy “D” to his grandsons, they enjoyed running model trains, watching movies, and he kept his mind sharp with Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

A visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM, with services to follow on Friday, September 4, 2015 in the Sullivan Funeral Home Enola. Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of Central PA, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Darling family.


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