Robert A. Fitch, known by many of his friends and acquaintances as Fitchie, was born January 17, 1957, and was a lifelong resident of Herkimer, New York. He died November 28, 2017. He was a member of the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a safety officer.
Bob was a graduate of Herkimer High School, class of 1975. He was employed as a custodian for the Herkimer Central School District until his retirement in 2012.
He enjoyed camping and attending stock car races.
Bob was very active in the New Life Church. He was also a major contributor and participant in Habitat for Humanity, acting as the construction chairman, helping to build and rehabilitate several homes over the years. He was also involved in numerous community activities and functions representing Habitat, including pulling the Habitat float in parades and helping put on the annual fundraising breakfast.
Bob was known as a jack-of-all-trades, and there was very little he could not do. He was always ready, willing, and able to come to the rescue and lend a helping hand. His knowledge and expertise were second only to his great personality, as he could make anyone laugh. When asked how he was, Bob’s response was always “simply marvelous.” Bob was kind-hearted and respectful, always concerned for others and putting the needs of his loved ones first.
Robert is deeply missed by Deborah, his wife of 36 years; daughter, Stephanie; granddaughters, Aubry and Breanne; as well as his mother-in-law, Sharon; brothers, sister, niece, and nephew.
You left us beautiful memories; your love is still our guide and, although we cannot see you, you are always at our side.