Friday, June 03, 2011

Robert J. Halperin, 77

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Robert J. "Bob" Halperin, age 77, of Erie, Pa., died Saturday, May 28, at the VA Medical Center in Erie.

Halperin was vice president of Ambler, Pa.-based LTK and was a renowned public transit expert. He was also a marketing executive for General Electric Co. and a salesman for Miles Laboratories. He attended Wayne State University and University of Michigan. He served in the Army from 1954-1956. 

Bob was a member of Temple Anshe Hesed and president and CEO of Dayton & Miami Valley Electric. He was a recognized model railroading craftsman and published author. In addition to his lifelong love of model railroading, Bob amassed a collection of more than 425, 000 slides and photographs of streetcars, trolley coaches, rapid transit vehicles, and railroads from all over the world.

A memorial service will be held at Temple Anshe Hesed, 930 Liberty St., Erie, Pa., at a time to be determined. Arrangements are under the care of Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 West Tenth Street, Erie, Pa. 16502. Memorials may be made to Temple Anshe Hesed, 930 Liberty St., Erie, PA 16502 or Seashore Trolley Museum, PO Box A, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-1690.

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