Livonia – At age 77, Bob passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 30, 2018 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Canandaigua, NY to the late Charles Wixom and Beatrice Gardner. Bob is predeceased by his Stepmother; Julia Wixom, his Stepfather; Ralph Snyder, his Stepfather; Lavern Gardner and his brother; Gary Wixom. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 57 years; Gail P. Wixom, his devoted children; Cheryl A. McCarty (Adam Johnson) of Avon, NY., Robert E. Wixom Jr. of Conesus, NY., Michael J. Wixom of Livonia, NY., and James E. Wixom of Conesus, NY, his brothers; Richard (Nancy) Wixom of Rochester, NY and Alan (Laura) Wixom of Naples, his sisters; Barbara Pingleton of Kendall, NY., Patricia (Thomas) Creekmore of Pensacola, FL., his cherished grandchildren; Brian (Amy) McCarty of Conesus, NY., Matthew Wixom (Britany Krause) of Conesus, NY., and Christopher Wixom of Conesus, NY, and treasured great-grandchildren; Brayden Wixom and Emilie McCarty along with many nieces and nephews.
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Bob grew up in Penn Yan and later joined the United States Navy. He served aboard the U.S.S. Wasp for three years. While in the Navy he met Gail and they married shortly after. Bob moved to Livonia where he set his roots and grew his family. He was a diesel mechanic and spent the majority of his career working for the Livonia School District. Bob enjoyed spending time up at his land in Conesus, researching genealogy, and spending time with his family and friends.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to: Livonia Emergency Medical Service, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487.
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