HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) announced today that legislation memorializing local PennDOT employee and veteran Robert “Bob” Kile Sr. was signed into law by the governor.
Act 6 of 2021 designates a section of the highway carrying State Route 92 from Apple Tree Road to Rustic Lane in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, as the Robert F. Kile Sr. Memorial Highway.
“Bob is a shining example of what it means to care for and contribute to the community and our country,” said Kaufer. “Throughout his life as a Luzerne County local, Bob served in the U.S. Army and Pennsylvania National Guard along with many other leadership roles which allowed him to provide critical insights and implement important policies to ensure the safety and security of our area. His legacy will always live on in our community, especially through those whose lives he touched, and will continue to inspire many in the years to come.”
“Bob was a hero who held several different roles of service within the community,” said Baker. “His hard work and dedication to others had a positive impact upon so many people during challenging times in their lives. While this recognition cannot change the fact that Bob is no longer with us, we come together to honor and remember his life as a brave leader, whose legacy of committed service will live on. For years to come, as people travel on the ‘Robert F. Kile Sr. Memorial Highway,’ they will be inspired not only by their surroundings, but by the meaningful tribute this represents.”
Kile was an active member within the community holding many different roles and positions. His area service positions included being chair of the Exeter Township Board of Supervisors, a certified emergency medical technician, chief of the Franklin Township Fire Department, ambulance chief of Dallas Fire and Ambulance, second assistant chief and vice president of the Mt. Zion Bicentennial Fire Company, and second assistant commander of the Harding and Mt. Zion Ambulance Association. He also served for 10 years as a PennDOT employee.
Sadly, Kile passed away on June 19, 2020, at his home.