Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1853

Robert E. "Sunshine" Sarber

Our History
Our Facilities
Our Staff
Casket Selections (Updated 3/17/2018)
Urn Selections
Ashland Cemetery
Our Location
Send Online Condolence
Online Preplanning Form
Words of Thanks

Robert E. “Sunshine” Sarber, 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at home with family by his side.  He was born on March 21, 1941 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and was the son of the late Robert Lee Sarber and Maxie (Cain) Sarber.

Bob graduated in 1958 from the Union High School in Big Stone Gap.  He retired 26 years of service with the former Fruehauf Co. in Middletown, where he was a supervisor of the shipping department.  Bob also worked 12 years with the former AMP Inc., Carlisle.  He was a member of the Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church, Carlisle.  Bob was a former Trustee of the church and was currently on the Pastor Parish Relations Board.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris A. (Peffer) Sarber, one son, Barry E. Sarber of Carlisle, one daughter, Sharon L. Robinson of Harrisburg, two brothers; Dennis Sarber of Hagerstown, MD and Terry Sarber of Lewes, DE, one sister, Carolyn Gibson of Frederick, MD, five grandchildren; Bradley (Sarah) Chestnut, Dereck Robinson, Ashley Kindig, Hillary Swartz and Stacey Sarber, five great-grandchildren; Logan Chestnut, Sadie Lehman, Carter Kindig, Gianna Kindig and Kamden Kindig and Jackson Armolt and many nieces and nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by three sisters; Phyllis, Janice and Betty.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church, 2135 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA 17015 with Pastor Richard Noggle and Pastor Iva O’Brien officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.  A viewing will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.  Memorial contributions may be made to his church.  Since1853.com.



Click here to send a condolence

Dear Doris, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace during your time of grieving. God Bless you

Beth Rickrode
Doris, all our love to you and your family.  We will surely miss Bob's smile and good humor.  May God's peace be with you now and in days to come.

Wayne and Darlene Cornman
Dear Doris,
    I just read of Bob's passing and wanted to send my prayers to you and your family. I didn't know Bob well, but what from I can remember, he was a great guy!

Darlene Sheaffer (Carol's sister)
I am so very sorry for your loss Doris. Hold on to the wonderful memories you have of your years together.
Your message of condolence will appear here.
Back to Obituaries


Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

Capital City Funeral Directors

Copyright © Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. 2007-2018