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OTEGO - Robert William Hewlett, 91, of Otego, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born on July 11, 1925, in Pleasant Valley, the son of Marshall and Abigail (Pectle) Hewlett.
He married Gertrude Sherow in April of 1950. She predeceased him on June 30, 2004.
Robert was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the Navy.
A dairy farm owner, he operated Gretna Acres Dairy Farm in Otego along with his two sons, William and Richard.
Robert was a member of the Otego Presbyterian Church and a 70-year Grange member. He was also a 50-year member of Dairylea, as well as a Farm Bureau member for many years. He enjoyed gardening.
Robert is survived by six children, William and Ellen Hewlett of Otego, Richard and Kathy Hewlett of Otego; Linda and Larry Gover of Gilbertsville, April and Bud Hubbard of Pleasant Valley, Marcia and James Mumford of Mount Vision and Lisa and Tom Hall of Otego; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Ike and Shirley Hewlett of Dover Plains; sisters, Ella Hampson of Southbury, Connecticut, Betty Underhill of Poughkeepsie and Barbara Bontempo of Littleton, Colorado; sister-in-law, Laura Hewlett of Stuart, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by brothers and sisters, Howard and Connie Hewlett, Jean Wheeler, Allan Hewlett, Eleanor and Conrad Benson, Sam Hewlett and Marshall Hewlett.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 11, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Monday, June 12, at the Otego Presbyterian Church, River Street, Otego, with Rev. Douglas Horne officiating.
Burial will take place at a later date in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory are asked to be made to the Otego Fire Department, the NYS Veterans Home at Oxford, or the Otego Presbyterian Church.
To light a candle or to send an online condolence to the family, visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on June 8, 2017
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