Robert M. Hensel, 50

OSWEGO, NY – Robert M. Hensel, 50, of Fulton, NY, passed away on Sunday July 28, 2019.

Robert M. Hensel

Born on May 8, 1969, in Rota, Spain, Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth defect known as Spina bifida; a disability that never stopped him from achieving success in his life.

Mr. Hensel was a leading figure within the disability community.

In 2000, Hensel sought to have a week designated that would bring to light, accomplishments being made by individuals with disabilities.

Due to his efforts, Oswego County passed a motion recognizing Oct. 1-7 as Beyond Limitations Week.

He made it into the Guinness World Record and Ripley’s World Record for longest wheelie in a wheelchair.

He was also an international poet – writer.

He loved fishing, traveling, collecting antiques and music.

He will be greatly missed by all.

Wheelie on Bobby!

He is survived by his girlfriend, Kathy St. Andrew; mother, Linda H. Conzone; father, Robert J. Hensel and wife, Patty; stepbrother, Patrick Halstead; and stepsister, Sherri Halstead.

Calling hours will be Thursday August 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.