Robert L. Hissam, Sr., 87, of Matamoras, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Layton, N.J., the son of Lucien and Hazel Major Hissam.
Bob proudly served the country during WW II with the US Army. He was a retired truck driver for Rupp Southern Tier Trucking at Middletown, N.Y. He was a member of the Marsch-Kellogg VFW Post in Milford, a member of the Teamsters Union Local 445, Newburgh, N.Y. and a member of the Port Jervis Men's Bowling League. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Robert married Catherine O'Grodnick Hissam who pre-deceased him.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert Hissam, Jr. and his wife Samantha of Dayton, Ohio, Joseph Hissam of California, his daughter, Carol Redmond and her husband Thomas of Stone Ridge, his sister "Margaret "Peggy" Lemke and her husband Joseph of Matamoras, eight grandchildren, Katrina, Keriann, Kevin, Kristopher and Matthew Hissam, Michael, Thomas and Joseph Redmond, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his two sisters, Marjorie Cokelette, Myra Stone, his brother William Hissam, and his daughter-in-law Aimee Hissam.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis, N.Y. with Rev. Vincent Odikanaro officiating. Interment will take place with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. For information, directions or to send a note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.