Rev. Robert H.R. Loughborough, 92, of Danville, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Emmanuel Nursing Center, Danville.
He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Rev. Robert H.R. Sr. and Grace V. (Burt) Loughborough.
He attended Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Conn., Morrow School in Englewood, N.J., St. Bernard's School in New York, N.Y., St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., and graduated from Trinity School in New York, N.Y. in June 1943. Robert served in the Navy from July 1, 1943 until June 22, 1946. He was a student at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of arts degree on June 20, 1949, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of Connecticut) on Jan. 10, 1949. He received the bachelor of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., on June 9, 1952. He received his master's of divinity degree on May 15, 1971.
Rev. Loughborough was ordained a Presbyterian minister by the Presbytery of New York City on Oct. 7, 1952, and served as assistant pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair, N.J. from 1952 - 1955. He was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, from 1955 - 1960. He was assistant pastor of the State Street Presbyterian Church, Schenectady, N.Y. from 1960 to 1963. Rev. Loughborough then attended graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. From 1965 to 1974 he was the pastor of Mahoning Presbyterian Church in Danville. Following this, he served as pastor of Marion and Harmony Presbyterian Churches of Belle Vernon. From 1978 to 1981, he attended graduate studies at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, N.J. His final pastorate was at the Roscoe Presbyterian Church of Roscoe, and he officially retired Jan. 1, 1987. In April of 2006, he published a book of 31 sermons entitled "Love Within Walls". He resided in Danville until his death.
He volunteered at Geisinger Medical Center for more than 18 years beginning in February 1986 and at the House of Care in Danville. His memberships included Danville Kiwanis Club.
He enjoyed reading, stamp and coin collecting.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mahoning Presbyterian Church, 106 E. Mahoning St., Danville, with the Rev. Graham Rogers officiating.
Burial will be private in the Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mahoning Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St. Danville.
Published on September 19, 2017