ROBERT E. WRIGHT, SR.
CASSVILLE: Robert E. “Papa Bob” Wright, Sr., 67, of Stone Rd., passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, NY.
He was born March 1, 1945 in West Edmeston, a son of the late Alonzo and Gertrude Gilbert Wright. He attended Edmeston schools and then received his certification as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician Level 3. He worked as a secure treatment attendant at the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica for 36 years until his retirement. On March 28, 1980, Robert married Nancy L. Davis in Waterville. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and trapping. He was a former member of the Oriskany Falls Fire Department and Ambulance Corp.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; his children, Jodi and Daryl Hawes of Brookfield; Robert, Jr. and Carleen Wright of Whitesboro; Kimberly and Brian Stillman of Brookfield; Melissa Wright and her fiancé, Daryl Rice of West Winfield; Terrance Wright of Waterville and his girlfriend Michelle Reid of Oriskany; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Thomas Lyman of Wampsville; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Also surviving is his canine companion “Baby Girl” whom he rescued from a shelter.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday, June 11, 2012 from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 East Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the West Edmeston Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from Noon until 2pm prior to the service.