SALAMANCA - Robert J. Wachter, 49, of Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, died Tuesday evening (March 26, 2013) at Olean General Hospital following a long illness.
Born April 2, 1963, in Olean, he was a son of the late Paul and Jane Janicki Wachter.
He attended St. Patrick's Parochial School and was a graduate of the Salamanca High School class of 1981. He attended JCC in Jamestown.
He was a member of the Holy Cross Club and was a former member of the Salamanca Moose Club
. He enjoyed music and played percussion in several area bands, including the original 10,000 Maniacs.
He was an avid gemstone collector and made custom walking sticks.
Surviving are a sister, Susan (Bill) Witter of Portville; and two brothers, Thomas Wachter of Knoxville, Tenn., and Daniel Wachter of Olean.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, on Friday (March 29, 2013) from 12 to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Patrick Melfi of Our Lady of Peace Parish officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca.
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