Robert Moll, 82, of Jamestown, formerly of Cassadaga, went to his eternal reward with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born May 28, 1930, in Dunkirk. He was baptized into Christ at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Dunkirk, and then Fredonia, where he was lifelong member.
Bob resided in Cassadaga all of his life until recently. He attended a one-room schoolhouse at Pickett's Corners, and looked forward to attending their annual reunion. He also attended Cassadaga Valley Central School, where he played for the school baseball team.
Bob joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a machine gunner in the Korean Conflict. He was wounded in combat, receiving the Purple Heart. He attained the rank of sergeant, was an instructor and sharpshooter award recipient.
Returning home, he became a union member of the Carpenters Local 276 until his retirement. Bob was also a lifetime member of the Cassadaga Fire Department, where they honored his years of service with a 50-year recognition award.
He enjoyed sports, including playing baseball for many years in the county Grape Belt league for Cassadaga, Stockton and Cherry Creek. He loved watching his beloved Yankees play whenever they were on.
An avid outdoorsman, he spent many days hunting, fishing and trapping. A highlight of his year was hunting deer with the Milk House Hunting Club of Cassadaga.
In retirement, in addition to hunting, Bob traveled extensively across the country. He often joined the Sinclairville 76ers for lunch. Always generous, he enjoyed making and giving fresh bread to the members.
Bob had a great love for life and all he did, he did to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elaine.
He is survived by his three children: Robert (Patricia) Moll and Tim (Teresa) Moll, all of Austin, and Donna (Larry) Brooks of Tampa; grandchildren: Diane (Marc) Page, Philip (Alisa) Brooks and Tayler and Taralyn Moll; and great- grandchildren: Marc and Hailee Page.
Bob met and married Irene Goot while attending the 76ers. While their times together were too short and few, they greatly enjoyed each other's company. Bob loved her three sons: Merle Jr., Steve and Rex and her seven grandchildren.
A victory celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Burial will be in Cassadaga Cemetery with military honors provided by Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280.
Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran of Fredonia.