WESTFORD – Robert E. Hill Sr., 85, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Cooperstown Center, where he had resided for nine months.
He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Worcester, the son of Harold and Beatrice (Germond) Hill.
Bob married Audrey Ruth Townsend. She predeceased him on April 14, 1997.
He graduated from Worcester Central School, Class of 1951.
Bob served in the Army from 1956 to 1959, during which he was stationed in France for a time. He earned the Good Conduct Medal as well as the Expert Rifle Award. He was also a lifetime member of the AMVETS and particularly enjoyed volunteering at the Sunday breakfasts in Schenevus.
Bob is survived by his children, Shelly Kane and her husband, Andrew, of Westford, Virginia Portes and her husband, Charles, of Lake George, Robert E. Hill Jr. of East Worcester and Carol Vosatka and her husband, Brian, of Westford; his grandchildren, Daniel Caballer, Michael Caballer, Jennifer Gerlach and her husband, Jeff, Sylvia Hernandez, Samuel Hernandez, Joseph Portes, Samantha Fedor and her husband, Jim and David Vosatka; his first great-grandchild, Tenley Gerlach; his brothers, Donald Hill and his wife, Sandra of North Carolina, Eugene Hill and his wife, Marion of Missouri, James Hill and his wife, Marj of West Oneonta, Steve Hill of Otego; his sister, Linda Fitzpatrick and her husband, Patrick of Davenport and his sister-in-law, Joan Hill of Oneonta.
He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Harold, John and Richard Hill.
Bob lived for many years in Westford, where in later life he enjoyed sitting on his front porch, talking to neighbors and friends as they passed by. He enjoyed reconnecting with extended family each summer for the family reunion. He was a true gentleman and a man of his word. He will forever be in his family’s hearts.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St. in Worcester with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle officiating.
Burial will take place in Westford Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions may be made in loving memory of Bob to the Susquehanna SP CA, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
The Heller & Skinner Funeral Home in Worcester is assisting the family.