Robert A. Hess, Sr., 87, of Montrose, passed away, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his home.
Born January 11, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Arden and Elizabeth (Jones) Hess.
He married his wife, Ada M. (Davis) Hess on November 29, 1952 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
He was a Dairy Farmer for many years until he sold the cattle in 1987 and began his retirement.
Bob was a member of the Dimock Christian Community Church. He was also a member of the Endless Mountains Maple Association, past director of Claverack, past president of the Pennsylvania Maple Council, a member of the former South Montrose Grange and the former South Montrose Creamery co-op.
Robert began bowling at age 19, participating in many leagues throughout his 68 years of bowling. Even the day he passed away, Bob was supposed to be bowling in the Senior League at Maplewood Lanes in South Montrose where he was actively involved for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ada M. Hess of Montrose; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann Hess of Imperial, Neb., Mary Ellen and Paul Fetter of Dalton, Linda Sue and William "Mike" Howell of Middleburg; son, Robert "Bobby" Hess Jr. of Montrose; grandchildren and their spouses, Jonathan Hess, Sara Fetter, James and Janey Howell, Richard and Stephanie Howell and Samantha Howell; sister-in-law, Marylou Hess of Jerseyville, Ill.; aunt and uncle, Matthew and Sara Jones of South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald Hess Sr.
Services were held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitationwas held Monday evening at the funeral home.
Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Montrose Minute Men, P.O Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801 or to Maplewood Lanes Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 139, South Montrose, PA 18843.