Penn State, ag community mourns passing of Rumler

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Robert H. Rumler, Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board emeritus member

Penn State Mont Alto is mourning the passing of Robert H. Rumler, a former chairman and long-time member of the Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board. He passed away at his Chambersburg home on Jan. 11.

“I feel very fortunate to have known Bob over the past eight years,” says Chancellor David C. Gnage. “My life has been personally enriched by the advice and counsel he has provided during my tenure at Mont Alto.”  Gnage and former Penn State Mont Alto CEO Corrine Caldwell agree Rumler had made a very positive impact on the development of the campus. “Bob has left an indelible legacy on Penn State Mont Alto,” says Gnage. “We will miss him.”

A 1936 graduate of Penn State's College of Agriculture, Rumler devoted the majority of his career to guiding the destiny of the Holstein Association in Battleboro, Ver. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus by Penn State in 1978, and he was honored as a Distinguished Fellow by the campus in 2004 during its 100-year anniversary celebration.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob Rumler’s honor to support a student scholarship at Penn State Mont Alto. Contact Deb Creager at 717-749-6110 for further details.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 13 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. March 12 at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg.