Robert Culp

Obituary of Robert Jay Culp

Robert Jay "Bob" Culp, 95, of Boalsburg, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Wynwood House, Boalsburg.

Born June 12, 1926, in Wellsville, OH, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ruth Torrence Culp. On August 9, 1947 he married Genevieve Grimm Culp, who preceded him in death on March 17, 2012.

He is survived by five children, Susan Culp Stauffer of Bellefonte, Thomas Jay Culp of Beech Creek, Sara Lynne Leschinsky of Port Matilda, Mary Rose of Rockdale, TX, and Kathie Culp Harter and her husband, Dana, of Rebersburg; one brother, John Culp of Sugar Land, TX; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son Robert Jeffrey Culp and four siblings, George Culp, Margaret Alexander, Grace Kosch and Jane Rudder.

Bob was a 1945 graduate of Wellsville High School. He received a Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Bob served in the United States Army Air Corp as a Corporal during World War II and was honorably discharged on July 2, 1946.

He worked at Penn State University as an Engineer designing a number of structures we still enjoy today. He retired after 20 years and retired to Port Charlotte Florida.

Bob was member of the Jaycees, Penn State Rock and Mineral Club, and was a Deacon in the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church in Lemont PA. He was huge Penn State Fan.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, with Celebrant Jackie Naginey Hook officiating.

Private burial will be in Pine Grove Mills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Penns Valley EMS at

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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021
Koch Funeral Home
2401 S. Atherton St.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Pine Grove Mills Cemetery
Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
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