Robert W. Hess

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Jan. 30, 2013

Robert W. Hess, 87, of Rear Durkee Street, Fort Fort, died on Wednesday at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Kunkle, he was a son of the late Leroy and Lelia Wall Hess. He graduated from Dallas High School.

Robert had resided on Durkee Street in Forty Fort since 1963. Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was a milk delivery man for Dallas Dairy. He was an avid college football fan, especially Penn State University.

Robert was a member of Forty Fort United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Shirley G. Hess; brothers, Nile and Harold Hess.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Hackling; daughter, Debra Hess, wife of Bruce T. Cole, Forty Fort; T. Douglas Hess and his wife, Ligia; four grandchildren, Gary Robert, Jacqueline Lee, Linda Shirley Hess, Victor Bonilla; sister, Wilma Williams; four stepchildren, seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews; "grand dog" Desmond.

Funeral will be today at 10 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Philip T. Wanck officiating. The entombment will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fund, Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 25265 or Candy's Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, PA 18704.

Published in Times Leader from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2013
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