Robert W. "Bob" Hickman, 84, of Albion, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the E.C.M.C. Buffalo, after a long illness. Born on September 4, 1928 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late William E. and Almeda (Smith) Hickman.
Bob grew up in Medina and graduated from Medina High School in 1945. He married the former Fern Gilroy on March 19, 1949 and settled in the West Barre area, raising a son, the late Robert B. Hickman.
Bob worked as a Supervisor in the warehouse of the former Lipton's in Albion and retired in 1962. He was a member of the Millville United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 332 of Batavia and served on the Town of Barre for four years and on the Board of Directors for the Lipton Credit Union. He enjoyed gardening and race horses.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Hickman; two, grandsons, Stephen (Melanie) Hickman and William R. (Jamie) Hickman, all of Albion; four great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Isaac, Bailey and Robert; a sister, Joyce (Bruce) Heacock of Port Charlotte, FL; a brother, Raymond (Doris) Hickman of Las Cruces, NM; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Millville United Methodist Church, 12373 Maple Ridge Rd., Medina, NY 14103 or ECMC Medical Center, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215. Arrangements were made through the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina, NY 14103.
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