FULTON, NY – Robert W. Hawksby, 68, of Fulton, passed away on Saturday June 13, 2015, at Seneca Hill Manor after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on May 21, 1947, in Fulton, son to the late William R. and Mary F. Crimmins Hawksby.
Bob graduated from Oswego Catholic High School in 1965, then graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University in 1970.
After beginning his career as a retail pharmacist at Fay Drugs, he retired from Tops Supermarket Pharmacy in Fulton.
Bob was a member of Kiwanis and Fulton Lions Club, where he served as treasurer for two years and the Oswego Country Club.
He was an avid golfer, bowler, fisherman, water skier and downhill skier.
Bob was especially proud of his hole in one achieved on the 18th hole of the Oswego Country Club.
Bob and his wife, Joy, raised nine potential guide dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife, Joy; one sister, Cheryl (David) Hawksby; three nieces; three nephews; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; as well as several cousins and many dear friends.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, June 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In Bob’s memory donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.