Deaths Death Notices
HETZEL, Robert W.
HETZEL - Robert W. Age 91, of the City of Tonawanda, February 11, 2017, husband of Helen (nee James) Hetzel who died in 1985 and Ruby (nee Nice) Whitefield Hetzel who died in 2013; father of Linda (Steven) Lembke, Peter (Carol) Hetzel, Robert (Drena) Hetzel, and the late Deborah Kuhn; grandfather of Aron Lembke, Ted, Jeffrey, Walt, Wil and Emma Hetzel, Lindsey Foels and Justin Kuhn and great-grandfather of Graham Lembke. Robert was the son of the late Rev. Walter F. and Emma (nee Steuer) Hetzel and brother of the late Phyllis Janke. Robert was the first principal of Riverview Elementary School in the City of Tonawanda and was a member of Tonawanda Lodge 247 F&AM. A private burial will be held at Acacia Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service at Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St., City of Tonawanda, on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Church of Christ Endowment Fund, 114 Morgan St., Tonawanda, NY 14150 or to Hospice Buffalo Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda, NY.