Robert A. Hagberg, 59, of Sugar Grove, Pa. died at his residence Saturday evening January 26, 2013.
He was born June 10, 1953 to the late Arnold and Dorothy Coleman Hagberg. Robert was a lifelong resident of Sugar Grove, and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1971.
Bob owned and operated Robert A. Hagberg Construction for nearly 40 years, building custom homes and installing interior millwork both locally, and throughout Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
He was an avid gardener, loved restoring antique furniture, and spending time in the woods. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.
Bob was a member of the Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove, where he was baptized, confirmed, and where on November 5, 1971 he married Sherry Smith-Hagberg. He also served as the treasurer of the Mission Covenant Cemetery Asso-ciation.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by his children, Renee (Tracy) Staples-Lawrenceville, Ga.; Eric (Lisa) Hagberg-Sugar Grove, Pa.; Jody Hagberg-Lawrenceville, Ga.; and LeeAnn Henry- Lakewood, NY. He was a loving grandfather to Antonio, Alexia, and Ashawn Nelson; Kennedy Staples; Meghan, Alexandra, and Justin Hagberg; Tyler Briggs; Jaylin Thompson; Jakobee Hagberg; and Samantha Henry.
Also surviving are a brother, John (Linda) Hagberg; sister, Judy (Peter) LaBarbera; sister, Barbara (Robert) Kane; Mother-in- law Rose Smith; Sister-in- law Linda (George) Alspaugh; Brother-in-law, Larry Smith; and Sister-in- law Karen (Rich) Gorton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and long time friends Jim and Charlotte Maze.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother James Hagberg, and Father-in-law Charles Smith.
Friends may call at the Mission Covenant Church – Sugar Grove, Pa. on Wednesday, January 30 from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Church on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Haight, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Dr. Warren, Pa. 16365 or the Mission Covenant Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 300 Sugar Grove, Pa. 16350. The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main St. in Youngsville has been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.