Funeral Services Set for Former Fire Chief

Former Humane Fire Co. Chief Robert Major will be buried on Saturday.


The following information was provided from Legacy.com:

Robert L. Major, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, at his home in Upper Providence Twp., from complications of amyloidosis. He was the husband of Michelle L. (Shamus) Major and the late Pauline (Brendlinger) Major with whom he resided in Limerick Twp.

Mr. Major was born on December 19, 1933, in Limerick Twp., and was a son of the late Lawrence L. and Sarah L. (Brimmer) Major. He was a graduate of Royersford High School and served in the US Army in Japan and Korea from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Major grew up on the Major's Dairy farm in Limerick Twp. Along with his father and brother he was a milkman serving the local community.

 In later years he drove tractor trailer for Reifsneider Transportation and milk tanker for Holstein. In his retirement he worked for Custer's Garage, where he was a Spring-Ford School District bus driver and was loved by the kids as "Mr. Bob".

Mr. Major was a member of St. James United Church Of Christ, Limerick Twp., where he served on the committee overseeing the church's construction. He also was a member of St. James Great Strides Relay For Life team.

Mr. Major's life passion was being a volunteer firefighter for the Humane Fire Company #1 of Royersford where he served for 61 years and held the titles of Chief, Chief Engineer, Chief Chauffer, Treasurer and Trustee.

He also was a life member of Friendship Fire Co #2, Royersford, Sanatoga Fire Co., and Trappe Fire Co.; a member of New Hanover and Linfield fire companies; and a life member of the Montgomery Co. Fire Chiefs Association.

He loved spending time with his family and friends, snowmobiling, playing beach volleyball, riding motorcycles and ATV's, John Deere Tractors, and watching the Phillies. He was known as a hard-working, jack-of-all trades, and as a kind-hearted man who would help anyone at any time.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Major is survived by his two children, Wendy L., wife of Timothy Uba, Limerick Twp., and John R., husband of Debra (Meier) Major, New Hanover Twp.; his four grandchildren, Nathan Uba, Jessie Uba, Ryan, husband of Maygon (LaRosse) Major, and Danielle (Major), wife of William Latch, and his four great-grandchildren, Ashton, Giada, Colton, and Brayden. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence W. "Bud" Major.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at St. James United Church Of Christ, with the Reverends Barbara and Philip Laucks officiating.

Burial will be in Limerick Garden Of Memories, Limerick Twp. Friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Strides Relay For Life , c/o St. James United Church Of Christ, 321 S. Limerick Rd., Limerick, PA 19468; or Kitty Cottage Adoption Center, 317 W. Johnson Highway, E. Norriton, PA 19401. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.

Royerford Fire Company listed the following schedule for Staturday:

   9am - 11am Greeting at St. James UCC on South Limerick Road

   11am - 12pm Memorial Service

   12pm - 1245pm Procession from UCC to station A to Limerick Garden of Memories

   1245pm - 130pm Burial service

   2pm - ??? Reception at New Hanover Fire Company Hall


Nancy Crutcher June 25, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Death can really be hurtful most specially to the families left behind. My dad died 2 years ago but the pain is still with me. However, I just think that he is now happy with our Creator and he is just watching me from a far. May Robert's family will also find comfort from this challenges in their life. I will pray for you all. -http://www.crosby-ngray.com/


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