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Robert L. Wise
October 4, 1943 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Robert L. Wise Jr., 80, of Westmont, died on January 12, 2024. Born on October 4, 1943 in Clearfield, PA. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his loving wife Sandy (Leonard) Wise of 58 years, son Robert L. Wise III, and his wife K.C. (McCrory), of Pittsburgh, and loving grandson Alex Wise.
Bob was the former President at Penelec, GPU Generation Corporation, GPU International, and retired as President of GPU Energy. He made a large impact on the Johnstown Area with his strong interest in helping others and the community. He was board chairman of the economic development organization known as JARI, served on the board of the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in helping the chamber form the John B. Gunter Community Leadership Initiative. He also served on the board of the United Way, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and the Penn's Woods Boy Scouts Council, and served on the board of Ameriserv Financial for more than 30 years. He was also chairman of the Environmental Executive Advisory Committee, Edison Electric Association. Bob was inducted into the Cambria County Business Hall of Fame in 2001. He served and invested himself in the Cambria County community and encouraged his employees to do the same.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, son, and colleagues.
All funeral arrangements will be held privately for the family.