WHATELY - Robert Hanecak, 59, of Whately, passed away peacefully at home with family on Tuesday (6-18-13), after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Born Jan. 27, 1954, he grew up in Granby, then settled in Whately with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan; his son, Jesse; his daughter, Heather and her husband Peter Sadler and their twin daughters, Abigail and Evelyn Sadler.
Robert worked as the District Fire Warden of Hampshire County for 38 years, where he was respected for his wealth of knowledge and experience with fires and trucks. He loved his job and all the men and women he worked with.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Whately.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Baystate Franklin Oncology Department and/or Hospice of Franklin County.