In Loving Memory of a Dedicated Ski Patroller
April 12, 1953-May 15, 2023
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and esteemed ski patroller, Robert (Pappy) Carhart. He departed from this world on Monday, May 15, leaving behind a legacy of courage, compassion, and unwavering dedication to the safety and well-being of others.Born on April 12, 1953, Pappy discovered a passion for skiing at an early age working as a binding mechanic for Nazareth Sporting Goods at Jack Frost Ski Area, and it was on the slopes where he found his true calling. His commitment to ensuring the safety of countless skiers and snowboarders was unparalleled, making him an integral part of the Camelback Ski Patrol. For 42 years, Pappy patrolled the slopes, braving the most challenging conditions with a steadfast resolve. His experience, expertise, and unwavering dedication were a beacon of hope for those in need. He worked tirelessly to ensure the well-being of all who traversed the mountain. He was awarded the Camelback Ski Patroller Award following the 2021-2022 ski season.
Pappy passed his love of skiing onto his two sons who currently patrol at Camelback Mountain Resort. Pappy possessed an infectious enthusiasm for the sport, and he shared his knowledge and love of skiing with countless individuals. As a mentor to aspiring patrollers, he inspired others to follow in his footsteps, imparting invaluable wisdom and instilling a strong sense of camaraderie among his peers.
He was the loving husband of 34 years to Nancy (Henry) Carhart; a caring father to Michelle, Robby, and Mike; and a caring grandfather to Madison. Pappy was born on April 12, 1953, in Easton, PA, he was the son of the late Harry Davis Carhart and Dorothy Joyce (Nenow) Carhart. He was a man of many trades; he was a proud carpenter for many years, and worked for Bethlehem Steel, Riegal Paper Mill of James River, and M&M Mars as a Lab Technician until his retirement.
Pappy enjoyed golfing and coached baseball and soccer for over 20 years. He was a founding member of the Cal Ripken Youth Baseball League of Bushkill Twp. He was a volunteer fireman for Stewartsville Fire Company. Pappy was proud to be an Eagle Scout starting with Troop 63 and finishing with Troop 56 of Greenwich Twp., New Jersey.