Martin T. “Sonny” Rebo Jr., 77, of Chester Hill died Oct. 10, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 21, 1940 in Philipsburg, a son of Martin and Justine (Rebon) Rebo, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was a 1958 graduate of the former Houtzdale-Woodward-Brisbin (H-W-B) High School.
Following high school, he served in the Army and spent a portion of his service stationed in France.
He spent most of his working career employed as a skidder operator for C.W. Krause Pulpwood and Logging, Houtzdale.
He was also more recently licensed as a certified dental technician until his retirement.
Prior to his illness, he enjoyed playing tennis, golf and basketball with his boys. He also enjoyed and excelled at darts and pool tournaments.
He loved being outdoors and long drives in the country. Some of the family’s fondest memories are of him singing and playing the guitar.
He will be deeply missed by his survivors, including a daughter, Penny Rebo of Chester Hill and three sons, Martin Rebo III and his wife, Dawn (Walstrom) of Chester Hill, Michael Rebo of Las Vegas and Matthew Rebo of Gearhartville RD Philipsburg.
He’s survived by eight grandchildren, Stormi Ciera Rebo, Connor Christopher McDonald, Mikayle Akasha Rebo, Martin Skyler Rebo, Haley Marisa Rebo, Kate Elizabeth Rebo, Mekalina Lucinda Rebo and Gwendolyn Rose Rebo.
He’s also survived by two sisters, Anna Mae Beveridge of Munson and Nancy Franek and her husband, John of Ginter and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy; two brothers, Michael and George; a nephew, Tony; and three nieces, Hope, Amy and Holly.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family per his request.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory in care of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com.