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Robert Fulford Fitzwater Sr.

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Fitzwater, Sr., Robert Fulford

Age 78 of Elmira, NY

Robert was born February 18, 1936 in Gillett, PA, the son of the late Robert and Alda Halsey Fitzwater. He passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Facility from complications from surgery that he had in January. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Farnhum Fitzwater; children, Robin Ward, Lou Ann Harkness, Robert F. Fitzwater, Jr., and Edward Fulford Fitzwater; stepchildren, Rea Horton, David Terwillger, Timothy Terwillger, Eva Gabrial, Gonia McCormick and Randy McCormick; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His siblings include Neva Granger, Elwin Fitzwater, Dora Briggs and Anna Benson. Robert was a contractor in the Elmira area for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Robert was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Monday, April 28, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Monday at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Scott Melott will officiate. Graveside Service will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Route 14, Gillett, PA 16925. Guest book may be signed in obituaries at Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in Star-Gazette from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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