Robert B. "Bob" Henretta, 79, of Congress Street, Bradford, passed away Saturday (Jan. 25, 2014) surrounded by his loving family at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
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Born July 16, 1934, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Leo and Maxine Bishop Henretta. On Jan. 10, 1953, in Olean, N.Y., he married Shirley Groves Henretta, who died on Aug. 22, 1993.
Mr. Henretta was a 1952 graduate of St. Bernard High School.
He Henretta was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, the Don Raabe Big 30 All-Star Committee and was on the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald All-Star Selection Committee.
Bob had been employed as a bulk plant operator at Witco Corp. with 38 years of service and retired in 1997.
Mr. Henretta was an avid fisherman and loved fishing for walleye with his grandson, Bobby, on the Kinzua Dam.
Surviving is a son, Robert (Toni) Henretta of Punxsutawney; a daughter-in-law, Carol Henretta of League City, Texas; a brother-in-law, Thomas "Dibby" Milliron; five grandchildren, Brian (Jamie) Henretta, Robert "Bobby" Henretta, Matthew (Erikka) Henretta, Trinity (Nick) DeLauro and Jessica Henretta and her fiance, Mike Van Riper; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Henretta, Sophie Henretta, Clair Henretta, Sophia DeLauro and Christian DeLauro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one son, Duffy Leo Henretta, who died Nov. 18, 2013.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Office, 1000 Liberty Ave., RM 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, 2014