Robert L. Walborn

Robert L. Walborn, Oley, passed away Monday morning, January 29th, at the home that he loved after a battle with cancer. He looked forward to celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary in March with his beloved wife Linda (Carl).

Born May 31, 1949, in Reading, he was the son of the late Herbert and Thelma (Kirschman) Walborn. He graduated from Muhlenberg College as a stand-out lacrosse and football player.

He was also a member of the ATO fraternity.

Bob had a larger-than-life personality that people naturally gravitated to, he was quick witted and funny. After any conversation, you would know exactly where he stood. 

Bob enjoyed being outdoors, whether he was golfing, hunting, fishing, or SCUBA diving. He could routinely be found on his porch enjoying nature, working in his barn, or sitting by the pool with his family. Bob also loved spending time with his dogs; he admired them for their unwavering loyalty and unconditional love. Both traits that Bob displayed for his family and friends.

Bob worked in the municipal water and wastewater industry for five decades, the last three through his own Management and Consulting firm, Walborn Associates. He oversaw the Muhlenberg Township Authority for over forty years, as well as the Western Berks Water Authority for over thirty years, and the Wernersville Municipal Authority for over 20 years.

Additionally, he operated Underwater Specialties, a company that specialized in photographing potable water storage tanks to evaluate them for maintenance without being drained and taken out of service.

Bob is survived by his sons Matthew and his wife Lawrna (Syner) of Leesport and Jason and his wife Dena (Costanzo) of Norristown. He is also survived by his beloved granddaughters, Mabel and Matilda Walborn, who he thought were the funniest and most talented kids ever.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Home at Last Dog Rescue,

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton, PA.


  1. Anthony Leone

    My deepest sympathies Linda, Matt, Jason and the extended family. I’ll always be grateful to Bob and you all for the love, leadership, and support you provided as we grew up together. I wish you strength, light, and hope during this difficult and dark time. God bless you all.

  2. Matt Becker

    I’ve had the pleasure to know this great man for just about my entire life. I still use his advice on “how to raise a boy” daily with my 2 sons. He was a father to a best friend, a mentor, a coach, and a friend. His leg kick when shooting pool was as legendary as his quick wit and unfiltered jokes at all of our expense. What a great Dad. The world needs more men like him. We lost a great one. Though I’m still slightly upset he always made my friend Jason take the phone off the hook during dinner time. That busy signal still rings thru my ears. Love u Jason and Matt. Hope you guys are ok.

  3. Wyatt Ochs

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Bob when working at your house. He will be sadly missed.

  4. James Moquin

    Deeply sorry for your loss, Prayers and condolences for you and your family.

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