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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Roberta “Bobbi” (Reber) Bohrman, 87 – Seamstress, Shopkeeper, Wife, Mother

Roberta A. Bohrman, 87, passed away at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, after a short illness. 

Bobbi was born on Garfield Avenue in Schuylkill Haven.  Bobbi was the sixth of seven children of Esther Annie (Siebert) and William Robert Reber.   

She had three brothers and three sisters and was named after her father Robert, although she was always known by her nickname, Bobbi.   

All but one of her siblings, Lee Reber, has predeceased her. Just one of her sisters, Thorne, lived in Schuylkill Haven, the other siblings relocated to various parts of the United States.  

She graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School in 1953.  This is where she met her husband of 69 years, James Bohrman, Sr. 

They lived at Bohrman’s Mill their entire lives, surrounded by the extended Bohrman family where they raised a son, James Jr. and a daughter, Jayne. 

Bobbi wore several hats in addition to being a wife and mother. She was a seamstress, a shopkeeper, and a collector.   

Her love of animals, especially cats, and gardening brought her much joy. 

In recent years she and her best friend spent many  enjoyable hours working on jigsaw puzzles.

Bobbi will be missed by those who knew her kind and gentle spirit.   She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Orwigsburg, where donations can be made in her memory, or to Hillside SPCA.  

She is survived by her husband, James Roy Bohrman, Sr. of Schuylkill Haven. Daughter, Jayne Ann, wife of Tobey Chadsey of Chester Springs, son, James Roy Jr., husband of Lynette (Butler) Bohrman of North Manheim Twp.  Also survived by granddaughter Amber Leigh (Bohrman), wife of Steve Vignati and great grandchildren, Gemma & Aidan Vignati of New Cumberland.  

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31st at Hamilton – Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Visitation is for family and invited guests starting at 10 AM with the service at 11 AM. 

Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven.

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