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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Robert Randall Wallis

1951 - 2021

Rehoboth, DE

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Rehoboth, DE- Robert Randall "Randy" Wallis, 69, was surrounded by his wife and children when he was peacefully called home to the Lord on July 21, 2021. 

 

Randy was born on October 17, 1951, to the late Robert and Blanche (Long) Wallis in Liverpool, PA. He will be remembered as a devoted husband to his wife, Jane (Bowers) Wallis throughout their 46 years of marriage; a dedicated father to children Kristen (Brad) Chapman and Robert Jordan (Kelly) Wallis; beloved "Pop Pop" to grandchildren Caleb and Serena Chapman, and John (Jack), Brody and Ryan Wallis; brother to Carolyn (Larry) Caldwell, Sandi (Bob) Folk, and Scott (Jo) Wallis; brother-in-law to Wilson (Janette) Bowers, and Jeri (Rich) Anderson. He will be missed by his sweet dog Layla. 

 

Randy was a graduate of Newport high School and Bloomsburg University. Along with his wife he owned and operated Ferryboat Campsites on the beautiful Susquehanna River (known to his grandkids as Pop Pop’s river) in Liverpool, PA. Throughout his 41 years there, Randy was a hardworking, innovative and proud business owner where he employed his children, nieces and nephews. He was known for his countless acts of kindness and service for his many seasonal and recreational campers. Randy served as the President and board member of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association and the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds where he enjoyed promoting camping across the region and helping other owners to build their own businesses. 

 

Randy was an active member of his Liverpool community until he and Jane retired in 2015 to Rehoboth, DE. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd where he served on church council, and the Liverpool Lions Club where he can be found every Super Bowl Sunday cooking bbq chicken. 

 

Randy loved music until his very last days, Philadelphia and Penn State sports, and the New York Yankees - he was Mickey Mantle's #1 fan. He will be remembered by his grandkids as the best giver of dutch rubs.

 

Randy will be dearly missed, proudly honored and never forgotten. His family and friends find comfort and peace knowing that he was a faithful believer in God and that he is now reunited with his parents; in-laws Gerald and Shirley Bowers; and brother-in-law, Mark Bowers.

 

Friends and family may visit from 10:00-11:00am at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1000 N Front St., Liverpool, PA on Saturday August 14th where a celebration of life will follow at 11:00am. Additional services will be held in Rehoboth, DE at a later date.

 

Contributions in Randy's memory may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1000 N Front Street, Liverpool, PA 17045 or Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware, 220 Continental Dr. Ste 407, Newark, DE 19713.

 

(Masks and COVID screening are required for the church service)

 

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.



 

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Natalie L Dennis

July 28, 2021 2:10 PM

Our warmest condolences
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Maryann Hopkins

July 26, 2021 9:55 PM

Condolences, love and prayers to Jane and the family.
R.I.P. Randy. You will be missed.

Jen Sheaffer

July 24, 2021 3:26 PM

Our family and life group from church will always cherish the many years of camping at Ferryboat. Being in the camping business, it’s not easy to rest at another campground but we always loved it. Randy and Jane were gracious and giving! I loved their tender love for one another. Jane and family- we know this is a hard time to say see you again but we are praising the Lord for Randy’s complete healing in heaven. Love Jason and Jen Sheaffer and Life Group friends

Kimmi Summers

July 23, 2021 8:45 PM

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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Terry Ruparcic

July 23, 2021 7:37 PM

What awesome memories I have of all the years the Shustrick/Ruparcic families camped at Ferryboat since the 1970s. Randy you were always such a good guy. A manager, but a friend to all.  R.I.P.  To Jane and the rest of the family please accept our sincere condolences.  Randy has not been forgotten. He will always be the face of Ferryboat Campsite to us.

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