Robert F. Chapman

Robert F. Chapman, 77, of North East, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.

He was born on June 22, 1936, in Union City, Pa., to the late Floyd and Mabel Hanes Chapman.

Robert served in the National Guard 112th Infantry for 22 years, and was employed at Welch’s for 30 years as a tow motor driver in the warehouse, retiring in June 1998.

He was a member of North Harbor Baptist Church, formerly a member of Fuller Hose and Crescent Hose Fire Departments in North East and Teamsters Local 397.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers: William, LeRoy and Fredrick Chapman; sisters: Viola Geer, Lillian Lafferty and Florence Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Mong Urban Chapman, whom he married April 15, 1983; sons: Robert Floyd Britton Chapman and wife. Patricia of North East, Pa., and Stoney Lee Chapman of Erie, Pa.; daughter, Robin Lynne Quick and husband, David of Erie, Pa.; step-children, Matthew Urban and wife, Stephanie of North East, Pa., Michelle Lewis and husband, Jeffrey of North East, Pa., Melissa Urban of North East, Pa.; brother, Richard Chapman and wife, Mary of Harborcreek. Pa.; grandchildren: Robert, Christina, Ann, Kristen, Mitchell, Emma and Taylor; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East, Pa., on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. William Davis will officiate. Interment will be in Grahamville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the North East Fire Department, Box 89 North East, PA 16428. Please send condolences to