Robert Lewis Egolf

May 1, 1933 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 87)


Robert Lewis Egolf, 87, of Ocala, FL, died December 29, 2020 at his home in Somerset, PA. Born May 1, 1933 in Somerset, he is the son of Chester B. and Grace (Mowry) Egolf. Preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rebecca Land, and sister Betty E. Walker. Survived by his longtime life partner Delores Thompson and her daughter Georgette Phillips and husband Peter of Wynnewood, PA, his son; Robert F. Egolf and wife Susan of Spruce Pine, NC, and son-in-law Scott Land of Phonotosassa, FL, grandchildren: Robert S. Egolf, Brook Stine, Jaime Skokowski and husband Michael, Sara Barnette and husband Daniel, Ryan Benevento and wife Katelyn, and Zachary Land, also numerous great-grandchildren. Bob was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Yale University and his doctorate in medicine from Temple Medical School. He worked until his retirement as a physician for the University of South Florida. Bob was a member of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Somerset, he was an avid collector of children's books and was a longtime supporter of the University of Florida Library System., he was also a Bridge Master. Due to pandemic restrictions, there will be no viewing or visitation. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Somerset, PA with Reverend William Carpenter officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church 2081 Husband Rd. Somerset, PA 15501. To leave a condolence please visit To see a history on Bob's life please visit

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