Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Robert H. Hegemier, 88, St. Marys, died at 2:15 a.m. at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Ansonia, to Emil and Martha Vogel Hegemier. On May 27, 1944, he married Mary Lea Schamp, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Sharon (Ed) Sullivan, St. Marys, Gary (Connie) Hegemier, Earlysville, Va., Shirley (Mark) Dine, Hilliard, Joan Smith, Celina, Gloria (Judd) Morrison, Charleston, S.C., and Jim (Tracy) Hegemier, Ellenton, Fla.; sisters, Dorothy (Aniceto) Garica, Carson City, Nev., Helen (Glenn) Botkin, La Jolla, Calif., and Irene Lininger, St. Marys; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Anna Sanford, in-laws, Michael Smith and Louis Lininger, and a great-granddaughter.
A 1940 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, he was a dairy farmer and owner of Hegemier's Trailer Sales and Service. He and his wife managed Fountain View RV Resort in North Fort Myers, Fla.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. He served on various boards and committees in the communities in which he lived.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the church or Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center c/o Grace Lee Hegemier memorial fund.
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