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Robert S. Shertz, beloved son of Robert H. and Anne (Longhurst) Shertz, passed away peacefully in his home in West Chester, PA on Friday, September 28th. He was born in Long Beach, California on October 6, 1943 and is survived by his three sisters, Carol Lennig, Nancy Shertz, Laurie (David) Robinson along with his nieces and nephews: Page Lennig, wife Laura and their two sons Henry and Charlie; Anne Lennig; Leslie Lennig and her wife Jane Perry; Kirsten and Melissa Shertz; Geoffrey and Matthew Robinson; Courtenay Saunders, her husband Luke and son Miles and Kelsi Robinson and her husband Ned Lundvall.
Shortly after he was born, he along with his family settled in Chester County in 1948, where he would reside for the remainder of his life. Rob went to Haverford School and later graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966. Upon graduating he joined Matlack, Inc (of Landsdowne, PA) as a management trainee and quickly worked his way up to Vice President of the Northeast region in just 4 years. His initiatives in marketing and business strategy led his to appointment of Vice President of Operations and ultimately President, COO of Matlack. He later left Matlack to serve as the CEO of Chemical Leaman Tank Lines in 1984. He was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary.
Rob was a private person, dedicated to his family and devoted to his personal interests, which included traveling, golf and collecting antiques. He had a true passion for classic literature, poetry and writing and served as a source of endless wisdom and guidance to those who knew him. He played an instrumental role in the lives of his sisters, Carol Lennig, Nancy Shertz, and Laurie Robinson, and in lieu of having a family of his own, committed his time, love and tireless devotion to their children.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Sunday October 7, 2018 at 1:00pm at the St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 226 Righters Mill Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035 followed by his interment in the churchyard cemetery.