Robert G. Hoagland, born to George and Ruth Hoagland on 15 October 1922, died on 13 October 2013. He is survived by his three sons, Michael, Richard, and Donald (a.k.a., Buzz), four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Bob was raised on a farm in the outskirts of Auburn, NY where he learned early in life the value of hard work, how to fix varied and sundry farm implements, how to fashion wood into furniture, and how to fabricate just about anything out of metal. Growing up during the depression Bob learned the value of being a good neighbor and a good citizen.
Bobs early education occurred in a one-room schoolhouse, where his mother was the teacher; he graduated from Weedsport High School in 1941. Bob enlisted in the Army 18 months later and was Honorably Discharged on 10 February 1946 at the rank of Corporal. Like many World War II veterans, he earned a Good Conduct Medal, an American Campaign Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal. After the war, he worked in several factories around Auburn until those factories closed down. He then embarked on a career selling farm machinery, married Nancy G. Fairbanks (deceased in 2005) in 1952, and settled in Adams, NY in 1955. Bob moved into the auto parts business in the late 1960s and retired in 1997. He spent his retirement years taking care of his mother-in-law, delivering Meals on Wheels, and being an active member of the Adams Village Baptist Church up until his death.
Please come celebrate his life at a Memorial Service to be held at the Adams Village Baptist Church at 11:00 AM on Monday 4 November 2013.