Robert Gardner Cornforth Sr., 84, of Cinnaminson, a former supervisor at Philadelphia Electric Co. who served for several years on the Pennsauken school board, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, at his home.
Mr. Cornforth was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Frankford High School in 1944.
After two years of Army service during and after World War II, he received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1951, he married Colette Heffron. She died in 2000, and Mr. Cornforth married Grace Barrickman later that year.
Mr. Cornforth spent his entire 37-year career at what is now Peco Energy Co. He retired in 1988 as supervisor of government affairs.
While living in Pennsauken, Mr. Cornforth was on the school board from 1974 to 1980 and from 1985 to 1988, during which he served as president. He also was a member of the Pennsauken Environmental and Water Management Commissions.
His continued community involvement also included service on the board of directors of Locust Lake Village in Pocono Lake, Pa., where he owned a home.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Cornforth is survived by sons Robert Jr. and Richard, daughters Janet Hudson and Joan Kelly, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, 7 E. Maple Ave., Merchantville.