Robert George Mori passed away on January 9, 2020 after a lengthy illness.

8/13/39 – 1/9/2020

 

Robert George Mori passed away on January 9, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY on August 13, 1939 to Werner (Sam) and Mary Dellie Madison Mori. Bob and Sylvia Morse from Painted Post were married in February 1965.

After graduating from Hammondsport Central School in 1957, Bob enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan.  Upon discharge, Bob surprised his mother by traveling from Los Angeles, CA across country on his motorcycle. In 1961, Bob began his 38 years’ career working at The Taylor Wine Company. He spent most of his years in the maintenance department in various positions: mechanic, foreman, supervisor, manager. Bob was a very talented mechanic and oversaw numerous line installation projects including the 900 bottle/minute speed line for Seagram coolers. Over the years, Bob continued to share his many memories of working for the Taylor family and through different ownership changes. 

Family was always very important to Bob. Being the oldest of eight, there were many stories of growing up on Lake Street. He was an outstanding father to Cindy and Bob and cherished all the times we could be together. Throughout their school years, we rarely missed events. Bob volunteered for Boy Scout programs, assisted the Girl Scouts for camping weekends. Bob coached a Little League team. They never won a game but they sure had fun! In 1983-84, we hosted a Japanese student, Emi, who was a joy to have and we have remained close. Emi returned a few times and brought her family for a summer visit. Our years of knowing Emi and her family has been a wonderful experience.

Retiring in 1999, Bob and Sylvia were fortunate to enjoy 18 years of RVing across the country. Spending the winter months in Florida and meeting new friends was especially
enjoyed. 

An avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed spending time in the woods and hiking down to Keuka Lake. Bob would say “you can’t get much closer to God than this.” Bob especially loved deer season and going to Stillwater hunting camp with friends. For about 30 years, it was tradition for family and friends to gather at our home, commonly known as hunting camp. We rarely knew how many were coming, how many would sit for a meal or how many were spending the night. A great time was had by all. Lifetime memories were made. 

Bob was a member of the Bath Rod and Gun Club, the Hammondsport American Legion, Glenn Curtiss Museum, and a lifetime member of the NRA and OUIDA.

Bob is survived by his wife Sylvia; daughter Cindy (Skip), Montour Falls; son Bob (Becky), Elmira; sisters: Margaret (Bill) Scheidweiler, Painted Post; Anne (Bruce) Erway, Victor; Mary Ruth Schoonover, Campbell; brother Albert (Bonnie) Mori, Woodbridge, VA; sister-in-law Nancy Mori, Newark. Also surviving are two very special grandchildren: Dalton Mori and Corinne Mori; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Tyrrell Mori and Ernest Mori; sister Louise and husband Robert Hunn. 

A special thank you goes out to: Dr Robert Burke and Dr Serge Dauphin and staffs; all of the Green Team at Care First; and, the caring staff at the Bath VA Hospice Unit (CLC-1). Thank you to Pastor Leanne, family, friends, Threads of Love Quilters, Bible Babes for your love and support. You have all been a blessing!

Funeral services will be held on January 25, 2020 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath. Calling hours will be from 10:00 am-12:00 pm with the service immediately following. A luncheon will be served.

Flowers will be provided by the family. Donations may be made to the Dellie Mori, Louise Hunn Nursing Scholarship at Hammondsport Central School, Main Street, Hammondsport, NY 14840; or, Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870.

Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.