NARFE’S objectives are to:
Sponsor and support legislation to protect the benefits
and general welfare of its members on issues such as health benefits, retirement, etc.;
Inform members about legislative issues, primarily retirement income and Health care benefits,
taxation and COLA’s;
Strengthen the political influence of current and future federal retirees through NARFE-PAC,
a political action committee;
Cooperate with other organizations seeking to accomplish similar legislative goals;
Work in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management to answer questions related to
Foster public recognition and appreciation of
government service, and
Contribute to the well-being of local communities.
Recent Posting Date: November 5, 2021
Robert "BOB" Keith Shear
1945 - 2021
Obituary for Mr. Robert Keith Shear Past President of SC NARFE Federation
Bob Shear of Columbia, SC died October 26th, 2021, following a sudden illness. Bob, son of Myron & Frieda Shear, was born in Kansas City, KS. He played basketball and football at Hiawatha High School in northeast Kansas and then attended Baker University, graduating in 1967.
Bob and Jane married in 1966 and spent the first 36 years of their marriage moving between military installations in the United States …and Korea as Bob worked in civil service for the Department of the Army. He is survived by Jane, sons Rob and John, favorite daughter-in-law Sabrina, and four grandchildren—Madison, Addison, Grant, and Hartlee Jane.
In retirement Bob enjoyed keeping up with his grandkids’ activities, spending an annual vacation at the beach, and making a family calendar with pictures of the kids and grandkids. He was Federation President for South Carolina for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was a faithful member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service was held at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church (FLPC) on Tuesday, November 2nd at 2 PM.
SOUTH CAROLINA NARFE FEDERATION OF CHAPTER MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Debbie Hill, Morgan Hill, Carrie Foote, Norman Foote, Linda Hill, Bob Hill (Newberry Chapter); John Geiger (Aiken Chapter); Pat Whitely, Joe Kohut (Summerville Chapter); Olivia Williams, Clara Gillentine, Belinda Robbins, Randy Herald, Ronnie Settles, (not pictured Tom Daniels, Ruth Donahue, Paul Donahue, Jerry Tonroy Columbia Chapter)
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT