OLEAN - Robert E. Bish Jr., 71, of 2043 Union Valley Road, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (April 7, 2021) at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Born Aug. 25, 1948, in Olean, he was the son of Robert E. and Bertha L. "Sis" Potter Bish Sr. On Nov. 8, 1969, in Olean, he married Linda L. Nolder, who predeceased him April 7, 2020.
Robert was a graduate of Hinsdale Central School. He was a truck driver for R.S Maher until his retirement, and enjoyed doing roofing as a side job.
In his free time, he enjoyed trains, country music, watching the Buffalo Bills and most importantly spending time with his family. He will be sorely missed by his canine companion, Chase.
Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Jones of Buffalo; two granddaughters, Tiffany Miller and Brittany Miller, both of Greenwich, Ohio; three siblings, Gloria (Anthony) Morris of Russellville, Ky., Connie S. (Wesley) Knight of Bolivar and Jeffrey L. (Kelly) Bish Sr. of Coudersport, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Sandy Bish of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Robert (Pam) Nolder of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brothers, David Bish and Stephen Bish.
A memorial gathering is being planned and will be announced at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, P.O. Box 375, Olean, NY 14760; or Joyful Rescues, 1319 Turock Drive, Cuba, NY 14727.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig, and Hartle Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.