Robert J HessOctober 17, 1929 ~ July 27, 2016 (age 86)
Robert J Hess, 86, of South Dayton entered into rest Wednesday July 27, 2016
He was born October 17, 1929 in Buffalo, NY to the late Clarence and Pauline Hess.
Robert and his wife Ruth raised their family of five children in Hamlet, NY owning and operating a dairy farm of registered Holstein cows until they moved to Shelbyville, TN in 1977. They operated a farm for the next thirty years and lived in the Wheel Community, then in 2008 relocating back to South Dayton to be near family. Robert belonged to the antique auto club, Tractor puller association, Moose lodge of Shelbyville, TN and was an avid bowler. Robert won many awards associated with these clubs.
Loving husband to the late Ruth A. Seiffert; father to Rodney Hess of Hillsboro, TN, Sandra (Kenneth) Cross of Forestville, Linda Logan of Cherry Creek, Dayle (David) Barnes of South Dayton and Althea (Terry) Libby of Cherry Creek; brother to Clarence (Mickie) Hess of Silver Creek, NY; 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Norma Mullen and two infant sons.
Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 478 route 83, Balcom Corners South Dayton Tuesday from 4 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday from 12PM to 1PM with a service to immediately follow.
The family suggests memorials to the South Dayton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138