Of Hamburg, NY, April 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Potts); loving father of Shannon (Derek) Dustin and Erin (Stephen) Lestingi; cherished grandpa of Blake, Colin, Sophia, and William; brother of Lynn (Dave) Hosmer, Jim (Sylvia), Tim (Cathy) and Fred (Lori) Hoepfinger; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Bob was a graduate of Bishop Timon HS '68 and Marietta College '72. He was an All-Catholic, All-NCAA, All-Ohio Conference baseball player, inducted into the Timon Athletic Hall of Fame in '93 and the WNY Baseball Hall of Fame in '13. He taught and coached at Neumann HS, where his '76 baseball team won the school's 1st Georgetown Cup. He also spent many years as the VP of sales and marketing at Wolf Agency, Inc. He was a passionate sports spectator. He also enjoyed sports trivia, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME. Please share condolences

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Published by Buffalo News on May 2, 2021.
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Thoughts and prayers to Sheila and your families. A great guy that will be greatly missed.
Chris Malicki
May 3, 2021
Dear Sheila and family, God bless Bob in heaven where he is young and healthy again. He lived a good life surrounded by your love and care. May your hearts find peace.
Merry Jeffers
May 3, 2021
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoepfinger family, RIP Coach , BNHS 75
Dale Lattner
May 2, 2021
Sheila and family So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. He was an outstanding guy . Sending my sympathy and prayers
Janice Herrmann
May 2, 2021
I have many fond memories of playing baseball with Bob in the mid 1960's and hanging out at the family store in South Buffalo. Grate baseball player and Timon Tiger graduate. Rest in peace Bob
David H Slusarz
May 2, 2021
Bobby was my second cousin. Hell of a guy & a great athlete. I remember hanging out at his parent´s deli on SP & so many Christmas evenings at Grandma´s Igoe. RIP,Bobby. Heaven has a great center fielder.
Kevin Igoe
May 2, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. My memories of Bobby and our family gatherings are filled with laughter, fun and Love. My memories of Bobby are of that kind, calm and generous, fun loving spirit I felt while in those moments.
Judy Mortellaro
May 2, 2021
Best hitter we played with and the best friend anyone could have! Many a summer day at Hoephy´s deli at SP and Pries! Got a great team up there now as Bobby joins Eddie Wiacek, Mons, Quinny, Nels, Jimmy Gorman, Billy Baum! Always a Rambler RIP Bobby
Peter Herrmann
May 2, 2021
We were saddened to read of Bob´s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Sheila and the whole family from your former neighbors on Best Street.
Ralph and Mary Margaret Fierle
May 2, 2021
RIP. Enjoyed working with Bob at BNHS
Gary Pignataro
May 2, 2021
A good friend and inspiration to many while growing up in South Buffalo ... always a gentle soul and fabulous ball player. Bobby led the "Hoepfingers" 15-16 yr old Cazenovia team to successive league championships. Thanks Bob, for being an "All Life MVP". May Good Bless your family ....
May 2, 2021
Dear Sheila, Shan, Derek, Erin & Steve Sorry for your loss but so glad Bob is not hurting any more.. All the good fun times over the years will hopefully ease that grief.. All the grandkids too will sure have some fun great times to remember. Very Fondly Doug and Jean
Doug & Jean Dustin
May 2, 2021
My old Friend, 60 years of memories reminds me of our 1st Communion, getting our track uniforms at Holy Family, learning how to shoot line drives in Holy Family's gym, PAL basketball at St Theresa's, PAL champions for the Hoepfingers in 13-14, seemingly unlimited popsicles that Leona & Big Bob allowed us to consume from the store!, privileged to chase fly balls at Mulroy for you with Big Bob throwing batting practice, spending High school along side you especially on the baseball team( still think you should have taken the Yankees offer to go to Cornell!). We never connected much after High school but I will never forget you and fond memories! Fortes in Fide, Hoef, With Love Mike
Mike Shanahan
May 2, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time of loss. We will always remembèr Bob as full of life. "Thanks for the rides to Timon HS. Bob". Jack & Mary Beth Quinn
Jack & Mary Beth
May 2, 2021
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
Tom Nesteruk
May 2, 2021