Robert Shotts, Shelocta, 88, passed away February 23, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born November 1930 in Leeper, PA the son of the late Wallace B. and Lois R. Boyd Shotts. Bob grew up in Rixford, PA then joined the Air Force 1948. After leaving the service in 1952 he settled in Bradford, PA and worked for Dresser Industries. In 1957 he married Aida Louise Patuto where they raised four children.
They moved their family to Indiana, PA in 1972. He was employed by Penelec for 21 years. Bob was very active. He enjoyed fishing, billiards, hunting, target shooting, teaching gun safety to the youth, cross-country skiing, playing bridge and above all he loved tennis. Bob was a gifted craftsman and could fix almost anything. He loved the outdoors and was known for his clever humor. Bob and Aida enjoyed traveling to U. S. National Parks, botanical gardens and visiting their children and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his eldest son David Alan Shotts. He is survived by Aida Louise Patuto, his wife of 61 years, son and daughter in law, Keith and Noel Shotts, Bakersfield, CA, daughter and son in law Ann and Don Etheridge, Morehead City, NC, daughter and son in law Cindy and Dave Hiriak, Asheville, NC, six grandchildren, Kevin, Spencer, Jason, Grant, Madeleine and Lauren.
A memorial celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at 2 PM in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana PA. Pastor Joan M. Sabatino will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 400 Indiana Avenue, Avonmore.