WESTFIELD - Robert A. "Bob" Genthner, age 70, of N. Portage Rd., Westfield, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Bob was born on March 4, 1942, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of the late Arthur Genthner and Betty (Gallagher) Genthner Kieryczek.
A Westfield resident most all his life, Bob had been employed by Renold, Inc., as a welder and retired four years ago after 43 years of service. Bob was a well-known breeder of AKC Labrador Retrievers for over 27 years and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his lodge. He was a member of the NRA, the American Kennel Club and the Westfield Fish and Game Club. Bob was a family man who, more than anything else, enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Robert A. Genthner
Besides his mother Betty of Brocton, N.Y., Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis (Haskin) Genthner, whom he married on June 9, 1962; his daughter, Kimberly (Lance) Buss of Fairport, N.Y.; his two sons, Robert (Brenda) Genthner of Westfield, N.Y., and William (Elizabeth) Genthner of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and two sisters, Diane Cole of Michigan and Jane Deland of Brocton. He was the very proud grandfather of Casey, Alyssa, Alex, Matthew, Jacob, Caleb, Collin, TJ, Nicki, Kaydi, Kaylee and Joshua.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Raymond Kieryczek, and his brother, William J. Genthner.
Friends called on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., and are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at The First Baptist Church of Westfield, 9 Kent St., Westfield with Rev. Thayne Bodenmiller officiating. Private burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Fire Department of Westfield Memorial Fund, 23 Elm St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787 or to The First Baptist Church of Westfield, 9 Kent St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Genthner family a message of sympathy.