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Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Charles Percy

February 24, 1952October 9, 2019
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Robert Charles Percy, 67 was born Buffalo NY on February 24th 1952, passed away October 9th 2019 in East Aurora NY.

Bob was born the 4th of 6 children to Arthur and Ann Percy (both deceased) of Depew NY. He graduated from Lancaster High School, attended Rosary Hill College and graduated from the Program Systems Institute in Buffalo. He began his 30 year career as a application technical analyst starting Buffalo to New Jersey, Florida and Georgia. While working and living in New Jersey he met and married Charlene Schlenger who already had six boys. They were married for 30 years until her untimely passing in 2008.

After his wife Charlene’s passing Bob retired to Springville NY. It was there he discovered his passion for riding Harleys and ham radio.

Bob is survived by his six stepsons; Joe, Mike, Danny, Brian, Gary and Bill Schlenger and daughters in law. He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren that he was able to see many times over the last few years. He also survived by his siblings; Shirleann Nold of Seattle WA, Connie (John) Debo of Springville NY, Beverly (Jim) Mruk of Rochester, Wendy (Ben) Pieczynski of Valrico FL and Mike (Judy) Percy of Baltimore MD and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Wood Funeral Home in East Aurora at 11:00 am. Bob will be interred with his wife Charlene in Lancaster Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster NY.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Bobs name to Hospice.

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Charisse Chiba

October 18, 2019

The earliest picture I have of Uncle Bobby is from my baptism. Me as an infant, and him on crutches, still recovering from a near death car accident. He had agreed to be my godfather. Uncle Bobby had a heart of gold. He was always quick to laugh and had great stories to tell. Throughout my life, he was always a great example of someone who knew how to love unconditionally. Love you, Uncle Bob.

Cindy Brown

October 18, 2019

Uncle Bobby will be remembered as my uncle with the big heart. He will be missed by all that knew him. I will never forget the “wild ride” he took me on while shopping for a gift for Aunt Charlene. I was around 12 and the ride was straight out of a scene from Dukes of Hazzard!
I pray for comfort for all of Uncle Bobby’s family and friends as they say goodbye.

David Mruk

October 18, 2019

Uncle Bob loved fast cars. As a little boy I remember Uncle Bobby visiting and taking me out in one of his cars. At the time it seemed like the fastest car ever. He would give it gas and just laugh while I sat in the back thrilled! I can still picture Uncle Bobby in his car. I’m glad my family had the opportunity to spend time with him the last few years. He will be missed. Love Dave, Gretchen, Amelia, Annabel and Haydn

Beverly Mruk

October 17, 2019

Bob,
So grateful for our time together in Seattle last Fall.
We love you and miss you. We will meet again when God calls us all home.
Love, Bev

Amy Gulliford

October 17, 2019

We always lived away from family, so I enjoyed getting a peek into Uncle Bob’s memories through the tribute video. My first memories of Uncle Bob go back to when I was very young and he came out to visit us in New Jersey with his cane, right after his accident. After we moved west, we flew back only for the occasional holiday, wedding, or visit and we saw Uncle Bob less frequently. I remember him as a kind, quiet, gentle man, who always had a smile and kind word to say. I was so happy to see him in Seattle last summer and glad my daughter got to meet him. Rest in peace Uncle Bob, you will be missed.

Shirleann Nold

October 17, 2019

Although my brother lived far from my home town, Seattle, Bob finally came to visit me last summer. Although he was quite sick at the time, we had a wonderful week filled with sightseeing and long talks. Many of the pictures posted on this site were taken at that time. During the last few months, while he was in the hospital, we frequently talked on the phone. Bob had my father's heart for people and I never heard him say a bad word about any one. He enjoyed our family song fests and cried over "It Rained One Night". He spoke about his stepsons and grandchildren and enjoyed visiting with them. Our family is diminished with his passing. Love you and miss you Bob.

Bob Brayman

October 17, 2019

Gary Tillinghast

October 15, 2019

Robert enjoyed coming out for a the Dog Sled races in Allegany State park. Public Service was a part of his life and will be remembered. 73,99

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