Von grew up in Taylor PA. He was the youngest of 3. He has an older sister Gretchen and an older brother Ed. Their mother died when Von was 6 months old. His father died at age 48 when Bob was 9,of the same condition as Von. The children were raised in by their Aunt Marie whom Von called Mom. Marie was an elementary school teacher. Von was a rock… Successful in everything he did... From the playing field to a 30 year career at Hershey Foods. Von was the youngest Regional Sales Manager in the company overseeing all the Western states and over thousand salesmen. He retired in his early 50s and was a private investor and consultant. He ran marathons, worked out every day, good golfer, always up for a new experience or challenge. Whatever positive adjectives you know, they all apply to Bobby.