Robert C. "Bob" Wild, 93, of Sayre, PA, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 18, 2019.
He was born on November 3, 1925 in Spencer, NY, the son of the late John and Blanch (Boda) Wild.
Bob attended Spencer High School, graduating in 1943. He was a 1951 graduate from Rensselaer Poly Tech, Troy, NY. Bob was a Mechanical Design Engineer for G.E. in Johnson City, NY, and G.E. in Erie, PA, prior to his retirement. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force, serving in WWII.
He was married to the former Marion Porter and they recently celebrated their 72nd Anniversary. Bob enjoyed wildlife, hunting, gardening, woodworking, and bowling. Bob also enjoyed sitting with family and friends visiting and enjoying a dish of ice cream or a beer. Bob was a member of the VFW #1536, Sayre, PA, the Masons #290, Spencer, NY and a past member of Grange #110.
He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Lela Wild, brother, Charles Wild, sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and Roland Ross and Bernice and Raymond Robinson, and nephew, James Ross.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Marion Wild at home, niece and her husband, Barbara and Donald Beach of Newfield, NY, nieces, Elizabeth Klinger of Syracuse, NY, nephews and their wives, John and Donna Wild of Spencer, NY, Robert and Virginia Robinson of Tully, NY, and Conrad and Marilyn Ross of Binghamton, NY, cousin and his wife, David and Judi Rieger of Binghamton, NY, and his nephew's wife, Jane Ross of Binghamton, NY. He is also survived by his wife, Marion's family, sister-in-law, Winifred Hetherton of Elmira, NY, nieces and their husbands, Jacqueline and Stan Glowacki of Atlanta, GA, Patricia and Dale Freed of Hanover, PA, Mary Kay and John Palumbo of Waverly, NY, Monica and Keith McFall of Waverly, NY, nieces , Jennifer Barton of Elmira, NY, Susan Toukatly of New Hartford, NY, Sharon Porter of Cicero, NY, and Marie Balander of Spencer, NY, nephew and his wife, Dale and Sibyl Porter of OK, several great-nieces and great-nephews, special caregiver and close friend, Douglas (Rosemary) Plank of Waverly, NY, and close friends, Jennine Belcher of Sayre, PA and Debra Swantner of Spencer, NY.
Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2pm with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.
Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.
The family will provide flowers, please make memorial donations in Robert's memory to a charity of one's choice.