Robert Galen Hanshaw

                                                         ┌── Charles Edward Hanshaw
                                                         │    1871-1945 
                                 ┌── Robert S. Hanshaw ──┤
                                 │    1910-1986          │
                                 │                       └── Mary -
                                 │                           c1881-?    
Robert Galen Hanshaw ────────────┤
B: 1936                          │
D: 2006                          │
                                 └── Ruth I. Fisher
M: Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Kremis
   ├── Michael Hanshaw  1
   ├── Karen Hanshaw  1
   └── Krista Hanshaw  1

Robert Galen Hanshaw     [ID 17773] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 23 1936, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2,3  

The following article was published in the "Gazette and Bulletin" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Monday morning, June 12, 1950:4

Two Boys Injured in Collision of
Bike and Auto at City Intersection

Two boys riding on a bicycle were injured, one critically, when they coasted down a steep grade on Guinter Avenue and crashed into the right side of [a] car, at 7:05 p.m. Sunday.  It was one of three accidents reported to city police over the week-end.  

Seriously injured was Robert Hanshaw, 13, son of Mrs. Ruth Green, of 1011 Calvert Avenue, who suffered a fracture of the skull and a laceration of the chin.  Hospital authorities last night stated his condition was critical.  

His friend, Benjamin Crain, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Crain, of 1022 Baldwin Street, suffered contusions of the head and body injuries.  He was admitted for further observation and treatment.  

Hit Moving Car

According to police, the two boys were riding on one bicycle, west on Guinter Avenue and failed to stop before entering Market Street.  Their bicycle crashed into the right front fender of a car driven by Lyle Keeler, 1723 Almond Street who was north-bound on Market Street.  

Police stated there is a steep grade on Guinter Avenue as it enters Market Street, and apparently the brake on the bike failed to hold.  The avenue is between Glenwood and Hawthorne Avenues.  

Mr. Keeler, after the bicycle struck his machine, swerved to the left of the road and both boys were thrown to the pavement.  

The Williamsport Community Ambulance took the Hanshaw boy to the hospital and the Crain boy was taken in the Bohartz ambulance.

The following article was published in the "Gazette and Bulletin" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Septermber 29, 1950:5

[...] a two-car collision occured at Front and Hepburn Streets involving cars driven by Robert S. Hanshaw, 2007 Linwood Avenue, and Winifred A. Smith, Rosch [unclear] Road, Williamsport RD 3.  

According to police, Mr. Hanshaw was traveling south on Hepburn Street and was attempting a left turn onto West Front Street.  He told police that he saw the westbound Smith car approaching and he applied his brakes but his foot slipped from the brake petal [sic] and struck the accelerator and collided with the Smith machine.  

Damages were figured at $50 to the Hanshaw car and $25 to the Smith machine.

The following article was published in the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Thursday, August 13, 1959:6

Elizabeth Anne Kremis to Wed
Robert G. Hanshaw Aug. 29

Invitations have been issued for the forthcoming marriage of Miss Elizabeth Anne Kremis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Parks Kremis, 585 Newcomer Avenue, to Robert G. Hanshaw.  

The wedding will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Church of the Ascension.  

Mr. Hanshaw is the son of Mrs. Ruth Green, 1011 Calvert Avenue and Robert Hanshaw, Garden View.  

Given in marriage by her father, Miss Kremis will have Miss Louise Deutsch, Allentown, a former classmate, as maid of honor.  Bridesmaids will be Miss Phyllis Yetsko and Mrs. Carol McNamee, this city.  

Best man for Mr. Hanshaw will be William Wetzel.  Ushers will be Michael Audet and Clyde Whiteman, all of this city.  

A rehearsal dinner will be served Friday, Aug. 28, at the home of the bride's parents.  A wedding luncheon and reception will be held at "Yetsko Island," Montoursville RD 2.  

Upon return from a trip to the Poconos, the couple will reside at 922 West Third Street.

The following article was published in the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Thursday, August 13, 1959:6

Variety Shower
Given Honoring
Elizabeth Kremis

Miss Elizabeth Kremis, 585 Newcomer Avenue, was honored at a variety shower at "Yetsko Island," Montoursville RD 2, by Mrs. William Yetsko and daughter, Miss Phyllis Yetsko, 714 Second Avenue.  

Miss Kremis will become the bride of Robert Hanshaw, 2007 Linwood Avenue, Aug. 29, 1959.  

Attending were Mr. William Polcyn, Mrs. Walter Rhine, Mr. A. J. Yetsko, Mrs. Charles McNamee, Mrs. Elinor McNamee, Mrs. Thomas Hardin, Mrs. Hubert Blair, Mrs. Donna Johnson, Mrs. Roger Wetzel, Mrs. Thelma O'Brien, Mrs. Charles Cain, Mrs. Robert Losniecki, Miss Nell Watson, Mrs. William Haefner, Mrs. Robert Yetsko, Mrs. Ruth Green, Mrs. C. Parks Kremis and Mrs. Harvey Lauer.  

Miss Kremis was entertained also at a surprise shower at the home of Miss Louise Deutsch, Allentown, by a group of former classmates from Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.  Attending from Williamsport were Mrs. William Yetsko, Miss Phyllis Yetsko and Mrs. C. Parks Kremis.  Mrs. R. W. Foulke, Bethelem [sic], was also present.

The following article was published in the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Monday, August 24, 1959:7

Marriage Applications


Robert G. Hanshaw, 1011 Calvert Avenue and Elizabeth A. Kremis, 585 Newcomer Avenue.

He married Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Kremis, Aug 29 1959.2,6,8  Elizabeth, daughter of C. Parks Kremis, was born 1936.3,6  

The following article was published in the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Saturday, August 29, 1959:8

Elizabeth Kremis Weds R.G. Hanshaw

Given in marriage by her father, Miss Elizabeth Ann Kremis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Parks Kremis, 585 Newcomer Avenue, became the bride of Robert Galen Hanshaw, son of Mrs. Ruth Green, 1011 Calvert Avenue and Robert Hanshaw, 2007 Linwood Avenue, at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 29, 1959, in the Church of the Ascension.  

The Rev. Andrew Maloney performed the ceremony.  

The bride wore a white gown of lace and nylon tulle fashioned with fitted bodice and a full bouffant skirt and highlighted with iridescents.  Her fingertip veil of nylon illusion fell from a cap decorated with seed pearls.  She wore a corsage of white roses and feathered carnations.  

Miss Louise Deutsch, Allentown, was maid of honor.  She wore a gown of white lace over yellow taffeta fitted with a full skirt and carried white carnations with feathered pink, green and yellow carnations.  

Miss Phyllis Yetsko and Miss Carol McNamee, this city, were bridesmaids.  Their gowns were styled like that of the maid of honor.  Miss Yetsko's was mint green, and Miss McNamee's was pink.  

Richard Wetzel, this city, was best man.  Ushers were Michael Audet and Clyde Whitman, this city.  

A wedding luncheon and reception followed the ceremony.  

Upon return from a wedding trip to the Pocono's, the couple will reside at 922 West Third Street.  

The bride is a graduate of Williamsport High School.  She attended Lycoming College, graduated from the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing and is employed by the Divine Providence Hospital.  

Mr. Hanshaw, a graduate of Williamsport High School and the Divine Providence Hospital School of X-Ray Technology, is employed by [..unclear..] Costello and [..unclear..] Valley Hospital.

Robert Galen Hanshaw died May 10 2006, at his home, 951 S. Market St., South Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2  

Robert's obituary was published in the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette" (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) on Thursday, May 11, 2006:2

Robert G. Hanshaw

Robert G. Hanshaw, 69, formerly of the 2100 Block of Linn Street, Williamsport, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at his apartment at 951 S. Market St., South Williamsport.  

He and his wife of 46 years, the former Betty Kremis, were married Aug. 29, 1959.  

Born Dec. 23, 1936 in Williamsport, he was a son of Robert S. Hanshaw and Ruth I. (Fisher) Green.  

He was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School, attended Lycoming College for two years, and graduated from the Divine Providence Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.  Bob retired in 1999 as a nuclear medicine technician at Susquehanna Health System after 33 years.  

He was a member of St. Johnís-Newberry United Methodist Church, Ivy Lodge #397 F&AM and a former member of the White Deer Retirees Golf League.  

Bob enjoyed reading, going out for dinner and talking with his family.  

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Michael Hanshaw (Samantha) of Mars Hill, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Kaler (Ronald Jr.) of Williamsport, and Krista Marks of Euless, Texas; six grandchildren, Ben, Donald, Elizabeth, Alex, Charlie and Claire.  

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with his pastor, the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating.  Visitation will held from 2:30-3 p.m. Monday at Sanders.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bobís name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


  1. Obituary of Robert G. Hanshaw.
  2. Obituary of Robert G. Hanshaw; "Williamsport Sun-Gazette", May 11 2006:
  3. U.S. Public Records Index;
  4. The Williamsport "Gazette and Bulletin", Jun 12 1950;
  5. The Williamsport "Gazette and Bulletin", Sep 29 1950;
  6. The "Williamsport Sun-Gazette", Aug 13 1959;
  7. The "Williamsport Sun-Gazette", Aug 24 1959;
  8. The "Williamsport Sun-Gazette", Aug 29 1959;

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