Robert A. Massey

May 24, 1934 - February 22, 2021 West Grove, PA | Age 86 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Friend.

ROBERT A. MASSEY, age 86, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Louise Greer Massey, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Embreeville, PA, 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, PA.

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 Company. He started his fire service in 1952 as a member of the West Grove Fire Company and later joined the Avondale Fire Company in 1977. Through the years Bob and his wife Louise have received many award including the Fire Police of the Year from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Fire Police of the Year from Chester County, 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, PA; one Grandson, Steve Cole, Jr. and his wife Nichole of Toughkenamon, PA 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 10:00 to 11:00 on Monday morning, March 1, 2021, at the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA. His Funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery, Route 10, Oxford, PA.

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

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Memorial Donations

Avondale Fire Company

23 Firehouse Way
Avondale, PA 19311



March 1, 2021 10:00-11:00 Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Service

March 1, 2021 11:00 Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA


Oxford Cemetery
Route 10
Oxford, PA


  1. Ruth and I offer our condolences, we are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob and Louise enjoyed their many times at Crystal Beach watching the sunsets on the bay. He will always be remembered.
    God bless.

    Jim & Ruth Fulton | March 6, 2021 at 9:20 AM
  2. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He always had a smile for everyone and was dedicated in his service to the surrounding communities. Good memories will keep him close. The William Smith family

    faye hipkins | March 1, 2021 at 9:39 AM
  3. Steve & Nickie,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Gus & I would always get a smile & wave from Bob as we passed their room when visiting mom. Please know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Pam & Gus Brittingham | February 28, 2021 at 7:09 PM
  4. Dear Louise and all of Bob`s Family and extended family of the Avondale Fire Company, The Avondale Community will experience a great loss
    in the passing of Bob. I am so sorry .
    My sincerest sympathy to you, Patsy Vanderkraats

    Patsy Vanderkraats | February 27, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  5. Such a sweet man and so many memories of him and Avondale Fire Co. i am so sorry for your families loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Bob

    Kristian Testa-Denny | February 25, 2021 at 4:24 PM
  6. Louise and family, the Shupe family sends their condolences to you at this sad time. Let his memory stay forever in your heart. RIP MR MASSEY 💜

    Linda Shupe Hughes | February 24, 2021 at 2:47 AM
  7. Russ and I send our sympathy to Bobs Family. He and Louise were well know fixtures in the Fire Service and served their community with dedication and pride.
    He began a wonderful legacy of community service in the Cole Family.
    Thinking of you all and remembering Bob fondly,

    Kathy Kilmer | February 23, 2021 at 2:59 PM
  8. Nickey and Steve. We are sorry for your loss. Bob was always at our party’s at twin pines and wore the costumes Dan and I would put together. Mom would stop by his room everyday to say hello. Such a nice man. Woodstock beads, mardigras beads, Halloween I asked him if he wanted to be a fireman,he wasn’t sure. He came to the party as a cop. Such fun we had. We will miss him at twin pines
    Danny and maryann

    Maryann peters | February 23, 2021 at 2:56 PM
  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob’s passing. Keep all the good memories in your heart. and he’ll always be with you. All the camping trips that you had fun at. My love goes out to everyone.
    Love, Linda & Bob

    Linda Pastorius | February 23, 2021 at 2:07 PM

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