Robert “Bob” Chenvert passed away on September 16, 2019, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Diane Chenvert. He is also survived by his daughter Dana Henderson and her husband Jim Henderson, his son Robert Chenvert, his grandsons Alex Leggett (Aleah), Andrew Leggett (Samantha), and Bryan Chenvert (Sarah), and his great grandson Colin Leggett.
Bob grew up in Easton, PA where he was an Eagle Scout. In high school, he was a multi-sport athlete and enjoyed acting in school musicals.
In July of 1952, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was named Top Recruit in his Platoon, graduated first in his class from Sea School, and was assigned as the personal body guard and driver for the Admiral of his division. He later was assigned as a Platoon Leader (Acting Lieutenant) to an Infantry Platoon at Camp LeJeune, NC. His Platoon won Company and Battalion Honors in Drill and Combat Maneuvers. After four years of distinguished service, Bob was honorably discharged in July, 1956.
In September, 1956, he entered West Chester University where he majored in Biology and Physical Education, He graduated with honors in 1960, and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Bob began his career in Education in 1960 with the Alfred I. DuPont School District, as a teacher of General and Physical Sciences at Springer Jr. High School. Later he taught Science at Forwood Junior High School. His excellence in teaching was recognized with his nomination a “Science Teacher of the Year.” He coached baseball and served as a basketball scout for Brandywine High School. He was also the Assistant Football Coach when the team was undefeated in 1965.
From 1966 to 1968, Bob taught Biology at Brandywine High School. He then became the Assistant Principal at Springer Junior High School, where he served from 1968 to 1981. He was then the Assistant Principal at Talley Junior High School from 1981 to 1989. In 1989 he became the Supervisor of Transportation for the Brandywine School District where he created a cost-saving, efficient transportation system. He implemented drug testing and instruction classes for the drivers, boosting morale and eliminating problems in hiring. He received Citations for Creative and Innovative Use of Facilities and for Careful Financial Management.
Bob retired in 1998, after 38 years of Outstanding Service. He enjoyed his retirement years, spending time with his wife and family. He was a member of the Granite Corinthian Masonic Lodge, a Past Master, and member of the Lodge Council Consistory.
Funeral and Burial Services will be private. Please consider a donation to the American Lung Association or American Heart Association.