Belmont, NY - Robert G. Wheaton, 88, of 57 Greenwich Street passed away at home on Monday December 3, 2018, with his family at his side. He was born June 11, 1930 in Big Flats the son of William and Cora (Beers) Wheaton. On June 21, 1958 in Wellsville he married Patricia Knox who survives.
Bob was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He served with the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was longtime employee of Air Preheater Company in Wellsville. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Herbert DeLong America Legion Post 808 in Belmont, Past Commander of the Allegany County American Legion, a member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW in Wellsville, and an honorary member of the Amity Rescue Squad. He enjoyed dancing, reading, mowing the lawn, and loved country music.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, William Wheaton and Eugene Wheaton both of Belmont, a daughter, Kimberly (Donald) Zajicek of Belmont, three grandsons, Shawn (Megan) Zajicek, Dustin (Katelyn) Zajicek, and Justin (Miranda) Zajicek, all of Belmont, two great grandsons, Konner and Zachary Zajicek, a sister, Mabel Mong of Wellsville, several nieces and nephews, and his canine companion, Zoe. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Wheaton, a brother, Roland Wheaton, a sister, Marion Jenson, and a brother-in-law, Terry Knox.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will be Friday, December 7, at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Amity Rescue Squad or Home Care and Hospice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.