Robert Hoefinger
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Robert Hoefinger passed away Sunday January 24,2021 at Saratoga Hospital. His name is one that will echo in the ears of loved ones for a lifetime to come, with his strength, courage, and vigor being a match to none. Robert began his legacy on January 26th, 1943, in Leoben, Austria, subsequently immigrating to the United States in 1971. Throughout his journey, he touched the lives of many, to all of whom he became unforgettable. He is survived by his family, his wife of 57 years, Anna, his three daughters Heidi, Eveline, Petra; and his son, Horst. He was a devout father, husband, and grandfather with a tenacious work ethic. Whether it be providing for his family or community, Robert was never a person with idle hands. He was a volunteer firefighter for the West Charlton Firehouse for 20+ years, where he served as their chief for four; a Ham Radio Associate for 25 years and, began Scotch Church Service in 1974. Robert carried an intense giving and compassionate nature; even lending a hand when it wasn't asked, like accompanying his daughter, down the soccer field, shouting directions the entire way. He especially had a love for animals, despite his tough, stoic exterior making it difficult to believe. The first thing he would do when visiting family was play with their dogs; needless to say, the family's pets always had a favorite. Whether you were a stranger or a friend, you could always come to him for the most robust coffee you'd drink, for he always had his trusted coffee maker in tow. As a YMCA member for 20+ years, semi-pro soccer star, and a black belt in judo, Robert was also a born athlete; and who could forget when he was still water skiing at 75. Robert was a fighter, and he fought up until his final moments, where he passed comforted and surrounded by his family on January 24th, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no calling hours. We will be holding a public service at the cemetery in Spring 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in Robert's name to: Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, Inc. 133 Hilltop Rd, Sprakers, N.Y. 12166 A notice of date and time of a public graveside service will be published in the spring, all are invited to attend. You may pay your condolences online at www.

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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 28, 2021.
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February 8, 2021
Dear Anna & Family
We can't express our shock & grief upon hearing of Bob's passing. Our prays & hearts are with All of You.
Having Bob as a close friend for 40+ years & his ability to make you feel like Family is something special - it's seems impossible he's gone thinking of you running the store & Bob running the shop all those years before coming to Hagamen. Please know that you & Bob were always special to us, again our prayers & thoughts are with you.
Al & Noreen Smith
February 5, 2021
Bob was a friend of my Mother and me. We could walk to see him often. He will be missed by every one.
Andie J Zajaceskowski
February 2, 2021
Anna & family ~ I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. Knowing that my dad (Al Davis) has a great friend to chat with in heaven makes my heart smile. My deepest sympathy for the Hoefinger family is extended to all of you.
Cyndi Davis Bates
January 31, 2021
Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences. We are very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up with Horst. Robert will be greatly missed by all of us.
Peter and Roberta Lukasiewicz
Peter Lukasiewicz
January 30, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Bob's family, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Connie Benjamin (Derick and Timmy's aunt)
Connie Benjamin
January 29, 2021
Anna and Family, our sincerest condolences on Bobs unexpected passing. Bob was a person who you would always remember in a good way. He was a kind caring man who touched many peoples lives.Scotch Church will never be the same.
The entire Schaperjahn Family
January 29, 2021
Anna and family, we are so sorry to hear about Robert. We will miss him dearly. We are thinking of and praying for you all!
R.I.P. Bob

Sigrid, Marion, Erika, Heinz, Nathan and the rest of our family.
Your Family in Houston

Sigrid Danijel Vande Zande
January 29, 2021
Bob was like family to us,he belonged to our dear Annie.For almost 30 years we shared so many happy times together,we were always included in so many family events.He was a rare honest,brave and strong men,we will miss him as long as we live.Annie,Heidi,Evelyne,Petra,Horst ,Corinna and Kayla!We want you to know that we are with you in your sorrow and your loss.God rest him in peace and bless his memory:Zoltan and Heidi Bereczki
Zoltan Bereczki
January 28, 2021
Anna and family, my deep sympathy and condolences to all of you. I will always remember your husband and father as a deeply caring man.
Bob sometimes showed a tough exterior, but had a heart of gold and would help anyone. He was a great help to me and was a good friend for many years when I lived in Galway. I could always count on him. Though we have not been in touch much in recent years I will always remember him fondly.
May he rest in peace.
Art DiCerbo
January 28, 2021
He was the best person that I ever meet in my life and he was my best boss that I ever had and he taught me on working on cars.
Joe Green
January 28, 2021
Its been many years but I remember many smiles and many laughs with Bob and Anna at the garage in Galway with my mom Sharon. Fond memories. So sorry for your loss Anna ♡ Suzanna
Suzanna (Mc Conchie) Chaplin
January 28, 2021
Bob has been a good friend of ours for many years and will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family.
Jay and Judy Anderson
January 28, 2021
My sympathy to Bob's family.
Jim Vroman Sr.
January 28, 2021
A family member is considered to be someone who you have known for at least seven years. I have known Bob for much more than that and he became family. Always ready to help, finding ways constantly through the fire department, the ham radio club or even through his business. He would give everyone a break and even started a coffee clutch that got him up early every day. When you walked into the garage you were welcome and taken care of with coffee and treats. Christmas was special to him having a huge Christmas party to say thank you to all who were a part of his life. He will be missed is an understatement. His spirit shall be with all of us. My thanks to the family for sharing such a man with the community all of our lives are better off for it.
Richard Fallis
January 28, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bobs passing he was a great person Sending our love and prayers to Anna and family
Don Mangine and family
Don Mangine
January 28, 2021
We will miss Bob terribly. He was a great guy! Anna and family, MIke and I are so very sorry. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Diane Palmateer
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