Robert L. Dreilling, of Middleport, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at Buffalo General Hospital.
Mr. Dreilling was born in Niagara Falls, NY on August 9, 1938, son of the late John and Bertha (Carter) Dreilling, and he had lived in Middleport most of his life. He and his wife, Anna (Pennell) Dreilling, were married May 25, 1963.
He was employed at Harrison Radiator Division for 33 years, retiring in l989, and he enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and bowling. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV and was a member of the NRA.
Mr. Dreilling was predeceased by siblings, Jack Dreilling, Clare Stevens, Betty Wolfe, Donald Dreilling and Frank Dreilling.
He is survived by his wife, Anna E. Dreilling; three daughters, Betty Diprose of Crossville, TN, Cynthia (Russell) Ritenour of Arnold, MD, and Tracy Smith of Crossville, TN; four grandchildren, Carlos Colon III and Robert Colon, both of Tennessee; Brent Ritenour and Jessica Ritenour both of Maryland; his siblings, Charlene (Richard) Centner of Florida, Eddie (Tina) Budde, Linda (Steve) Rupp, all of Maryland, Carolyn (Stan) Hamilton of Gasport; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, NY 14105.
Visit www.bateswallace.com to sign guest register.