Robert Buckheit


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 Main St.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States

Private funeral services

12:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc
105 N Main St.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Robert M. Buckheit



Robert M. Buckheit (Bob), of Port Allegheny, PA, and formerly of Hamburg, NY, passed away on February 18, 2024 in Coudersport, PA following a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was 78 years old.


Born in Olean, NY to Joseph and Geraldine Buckheit, Bob grew up in Port Allegheny, PA where he developed his lifelong appreciation of Village life.  Bob flourished in sports and academics and excelled in both Science and Football.


Following high school graduation, Bob attended and graduated from Edinboro State College in Edinboro, PA. He was part of the football team and met many of his lifelong friends and teammates that he still kept in touch with.  He would eventually receive his master’s degree in education from SUNY@ Buffalo. He also studied at the University of Maine, Portland-Gorham with a focus on Marine Geology while working towards his master’s.


His football accomplishments were award winning.  His passion for science and natural ability to lead and educate brought him to Hamburg, NY where he became part of the Hamburg Junior High Faculty.  While working in Hamburg, Bob was a committed educator and football coach. He touched, enriched and inspired so many young lives.


Bob is survived by his wife, Cindy (Sawyer) Buckheit, his son Patrick H. (Kathleen) Buckheit and loving grandson’s Colton P and Logan M Buckheit, step son Jerry (Jeanie) Anderson, three step- grandchildren; Katie, Carrie, and Amy Anderson and his brother Thomas M (Renee) Buckheit, his sister Jane A (Bill) Lloyd as well as several nieces and nephews.  Bob is predeceased by his mother Geraldine, father Joseph, and older brother Joseph Buckheit.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22nd at the Hartle Tarbox Funeral Home,

105 N Main St., Port Allegany from 10AM-12PM. Private family funeral service to follow.

At noon.


In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.  Donations can be made as follows:

By mail: P.O. Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306

By email:

By phone: 800-223-2732


Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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