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Robert Hetrick

Obituary of Robert C. Hetrick

Rob was a practical and down to earth man who was always surrounded by good friends. In high school he was a high school golf champion who advanced to the state regional finals in his senior season. This talent continued throughout the years as was a low handicapped golfer and even had a year he won the Men’s Club Champion at the Deerwood golf course. In the 1980’s, Rob had come to Buffalo to work with his brother at the KFC restaurants and subsequently attended a machinist training program. He became a manual machinist who was proficient in operating many different lathe and milling machines. For over thirty years he worked at Baker Tool and Die in North Tonawanda. Rob loved to work on cars, especially his 1987 Mustang which raced in the MOD class as Lancaster Speedway. Five years ago, his best friend had introduced him to drag racing and this year he was proud to have advanced to the team finals for the IHRA regional championships as well as winning a feature race in early October at NYIRP (Lancaster Speedway.) He was very meticulous with his car, much like everything else he did in life. Hetrick, Robert C. "Rob" January 7,2020 of West Seneca NY. Beloved son of Mary and the late James; loving brother of Jeff (Janice); dear uncle of Lindsay, Aaron, Joshua, Jordan, Sydney and Spenser. Best friend of Greg Wallo. Also survived by Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. 1340 Union Road West Seneca, NY 716-674-5776 on Wednesday from 4 – 7:30 PM where a funeral service will then be held at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rob’s memory to the Roswell Park Alliance or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com
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Wednesday
15
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, New York, United States
716-674-5776
Wednesday
15
January

Funeral Service

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Rd.
West Seneca, New York, United States
716-674-5776