Bobbie O. Hepker, age 83, of 517 Lerch Road, Geneva died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Geneva General Hospital.
In keeping with Bobbie’s wishes, no public services will be held. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Bobbie’s memory to kindly consider the West Fayette Presbyterian Church, 1063 Route 336, Geneva, NY 14456.
Bobbie was born in Wellsville on July 1, 1928, a son of the late Olin and Dorothy (Patterson) Hepker. After graduating from high school, Bobbie enlisted in the US Army and served his country for 20 years before retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1966. The family settled in Caywood, NY. He worked at Schweitzer Air Craft in Elmira for several months before accepting a position at the Seneca Army Depot. Bobbie worked in the Maintenance Division of Special Weapons and retired in 1983.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Onnolee Foote Hepker; two children, Craig (Debbie) Hepker of Penn Yan and Amy Hepker of Seneca Falls; two grandchildren, Danielle (John) Zeno of Penn Yan and Shannon Leonard Smith of Waterloo; six great grandchildren, Anthony, Ayrielle, Kaitlynne, Izabella, Lauryn, and Robert; a sister in law, Shirley Hepker of Olean, NY and Robert (Jayne) Foote of Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by a brother, William Hepker.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Bobbie’s caregivers, Tiffanie Manino, Katherine O’Malley, and Mel Reynolds.
Covert Funeral Home has assisted the family with arrangements, for additional information, please call 1-877-828-3411 or visit www.covert funeralhome.com