Robert A. Massey of West Grove

Robert A. Massey, 86, of West Grove, died Monday, Feb. 22, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Louise Greer Massey, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Bob Massey

Born in Embreeville, he was the son of the late John C. Massey Sr. and the late Helen Smith Massey.

Bob was a truck driver last working at Chester County Beverage in Kennett Square.

He attended the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church.

Bob was the West Grove Lions Club citizen of the years in 2005.

Bob was a life member and longtime fire police officer of the Avondale Fire Co. He started his fire service in 1952 as a member of the West Grove Fire Co. and later joined the Avondale in 1977. Through the years Bob and his wife Louise have received many awards including the Fire Police of the Year from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Fire Police of the Year from Chester County, the Top 10 Responder award, and many others. Bob was a familiar sight to see at every fire call, regardless of the time of day. He will be missed by his many friends in the fire service and by his family.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Fire Police Association and a member and past Commissioner of the Chester County Fire Police Association.

In addition to his wife Louise, he is survived by one daughter Diane M. Cole and her husband Steve, Sr. of Toughkenamon; one Grandson, Steve Cole Jr. and his wife Nichole of Toughkenamon, and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Cole and Brittnee Cole.

He was predeceased by one brother, John C. Massey Jr., and two sisters, Kathryn Matson and Beatrice Messimer.

Bob’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Twin Pines Health Care Center and Willow Tree Hospice for the excellent care given to Bob.

You are invited to visit with Bob’s family from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, at the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove. His funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery, Route 10, Oxford.

Face masks are to be worn and please practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avondale Fire Co., 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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