Robert G. Wheaton (1930 - 2018)

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BELMONT - Robert G. Wheaton, 88, of 57 Greenwich St., passed away at home Monday (Dec. 3, 2018), with his family at his side.

He was born June 11, 1930, in Big Flats, the son of William and Cora Beers Wheaton. On June 21, 1958, in Wellsville, he married Patricia Knox, who survives.

Bob was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He served with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was longtime employee of Air Preheater Company in Wellsville.

He was a life member and Past Commander of the Herbert DeLong American Legion Post 808 in Belmont; Past Commander of the Allegany County American Legion; a member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW in Wellsville; and an honorary member of the Amity Rescue Squad.

He enjoyed dancing, reading, mowing the lawn and loved country music.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, William Wheaton and Eugene Wheaton, both of Belmont; a daughter, Kimberly (Donald) Zajicek of Belmont; three grandsons, Shawn (Megan) Zajicek, Dustin (Katelyn) Zajicek and Justin (Miranda) Zajicek, all of Belmont; two great-grandsons, Konner and Zachary Zajicek; a sister, Mabel Mong of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Zoe.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Wheaton; a brother, Roland Wheaton; a sister, Marion Jenson; and a brother-in-law, Terry Knox.

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 6, 2018) at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler St. in Belmont. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday (Dec. 7, 2018) in the funeral home, with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Please consider memorial donations to the Amity Rescue Squad or Home Care and Hospice.

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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Dec. 5, 2018
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