Robert Jerome Wheaton
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Hyde Park - Robert Jerome Wheaton, 84, of Hyde Park, passed away August 29th, 2014 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Bob fought hard to live until the end with courage.
He was born in Poughkeepsie to William and Miriam Eileen Benedict Wheaton on April 25, 1930. Bob was a graduate of Arlington High School where he played baseball and basketball. He was predeceased by his brother Paul Wheaton.
On May 20, 1951 Bob married Lorraine Graziano at the Hooker Avenue Dutch Reformed Church in Poughkeepsie, who survives at home. He is also survived by a two sons: Wayne Robert Wheaton, his wife Debra, and Grandson James Albert of Brooklyn, NY, and Scott William Wheaton and his wife Camille of the Town of Poughkeepsie.
He was a born entrepreneur and self-made man who carried on that interest for the rest of his life. His main interests were automobiles for business and hobby. Bob loved to race and did so throughout Duchess and other counties.
He will be missed so much for his great wit, generosity, and by the way, he was a great dancer too.
Memorial calling hours will take place from 4-7pm Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneral home.com.
Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, 2014