Robert (Bob) Andrew Giehl, Plymouth, New Hampshire, unexpectedly went to be with our Lord and Savior in his 79th year on the evening of Friday, November 17, 2023, with both of his children present.
Bob is survived by his daughter Stacy Crawford, husband Mark, and grandson Evan of Durango, Colorado, and his son Micheal Robert Giehl, wife Christina, and grandson Austin of Lago Vista, Texas. His siblings also survive him, Glenn Arthur Giehl (Mary) of Jackson, New Jersey, Richard Allen Giehl of Plymouth, New Hampshire, and Deborah Giehl Cadorette (Ron) of Central, South Carolina. Only living Aunt and Uncle Edgar and Jackie (Burtis) Peppler of Columbus, New Jersey. Bob visited them at their lake home in Vermont, where they love to spend their summers.
Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Bernhard Giehl (Kathleen) of Hightstown, New Jersey, and his parents, Bernhard Fredrick Giehl and Carolyn Virginia Giehl (Burtis) of Allentown, New Jersey, where they resided on Main Street for 60+ years.
Born on June 19, 1944, at Dr. Farmers Hospital, Allentown, New Jersey. Named after his mother’s brother Robert Burtis, who, while a tail gunner in the Army Air Corp, lost his life in World War II. Bob attended Allentown High School and was a member of the Allentown Methodist Church.
As a youth, Bob was involved with Boy Scouts of America and grew up loving the outdoors with his family. As a young man, he grew to appreciate automobiles. He owned a Pontiac Le Mans and Corvette Stingray, both ‘rag’ tops that he drove frequently to the Jersey Shore in summer and skiing in the mountains in winter. However, the White Mountains of New Hampshire taught him the advantages of 4- wheel drive.
After graduating high school, Bob worked as a machinist for De Laval Turbine in Trenton, NJ. Still, in 1968, he relocated to Waterville Valley Ski Area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as a ski instructor and later as the head of the GLM Ski School. In his off time, he enjoyed woodworking and making many of the furniture items in his home. His skiing profession continued as Head Ski Coach at New Hampton Prep School in the early 1980s and then as the Ski School Supervisor at Loon Mountain in the late 1980s. He stopped skiing in 1990 after a back injury. Afterward, Bob was self-employed most of his life with his company, Stacy-Michael Builders of Plymouth, NH.
Bob had a passion for God, his children, his grandchildren, and fly-fishing in the local ponds and rivers of NH and anywhere he traveled. He attended St. Matthews Church, Plymouth, NH. Bob volunteered to assist church and local organizations that provided for those in need. He was always a good neighbor, making repairs, building, and snow-blowing to clear the drives and keep people safe. He kept a cozy home surrounded by tall swaying pines and filled with photographs of his family from generations past to the most loving, current photos of visits with his children and grandchildren.
Plans for Robert Andrew Giehl’s Celebration of Life will be shared when determined by his children, Stacy and Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Bob gave to Trout Unlimited and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.