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Obituaries

July 9, 2014

Robert Arthur Winstanley

ELIZABETHTOWN — WINSTANLEY – Dr. Robert Arthur, 95, Elizabethtown, died June 26, 2014. Born Jan. 11, 1919, in Johnstown. He received his medical degree from Temple University in 1943. Robert wed Elizabeth Winton on Sept. 11, 1943, at First Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly, N.J. With the U.S. Navy Reserve, he served for two years in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon return, he began his ophthalmology specialization in 1947 at Northwestern University, becoming a certified ophthalmologist in 1950. He practiced ophthalmology for 33 years, until he retired from his practice moving to Arizona with his wife, Elizabeth. Robert also was an avid aviator, learning to fly in 1953 and flying his Piper Tri-Pacer cross-country with his family. Fifty years later, Robert returned to his a childhood passion of playing the French horn. Becoming an accomplished musician, he played French horn with the Scottsdale Symphony. He continued playing with the Bainbridge Band when he returned to Western Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania Inc.

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