Dilmore, Robert T.
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Age 84 of Big Flats, NY passed away on Saturday February 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sheila D. Dilmore; children, Danny Keith Dilmore, Garry Theodore (Wil Robertson) Dilmore, Jennifer (David Hardy) Dilmore-Benton; granddaughter, Catherine (Matt) Boughtin; grandson, John Benton; sisters, Gail (Milt) Bowdy, Sylvia (Donald) Osborne, and Sharon (James) Hartman; beloved nieces and nephews; numerous special friends whom he loved like family. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Robert A. & Pauline Farr Dilmore and his brother, Harold K. "Bud" "Gus" Dilmore. Robert was a decorated US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, Combat Infantry Badge, and a Bronze Star with a V for Valor. He retired from New York Telephone (Verizon) with 36 years of distinguished service. He was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion, Skinner-Ernest Post #1612 Big Flats NY and a 50 year member of the Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364. After his retirement he became a Master Woodworker. Robert loved fishing of all kinds with his buddy Dick. When he was not fishing you could find him on a snowmobile or repairing a snowmobile. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira on Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with Graveside Service with Military Honors on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802 New York, NY 10001. Lodge Notice: Officers and Members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 2:45 PM to conduct a Masonic Service for ourdear departed brother, Robert Dilmore. Guest book may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in Star-Gazette from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2014