Robert Eugene Delamarter, 88, of Hobe Sound, FL, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
He was born May 14, 1923 in Little Westkill, the son of Edward N. and Celia A. (Moseman) Delamarter.
Robert attended a one-room school in Little Westkill.
After moving to Grand Gorge he worked 24 years at the Greendell Packing House in Prattsville.
In 1973 he moved his family to Hobe Sound where he worked as a butcher for Publix, Winn Dixie and Pic-n-Pay of Stuart before opening the Hoofs and Feathers Butcher Shop on US 1 in Hobe Sound. During his retirement years he worked as a security guard at North Palm Beach and as an attendant at the Hobe Sound Mobil gas station.
His hobbies were traveling, photography, art, woodworking, gardening, flowers and fruit trees. He loved spending time with family and friends and attending the Hobe Sound Bible Church.
Surviving are his wife, Verna J. (Snyder) Delamarter whom he married February 10, 1945; his children, Philip D. of Hobe Sound, Jonathan E. of Thomasville, NC, Naomi J. Whippo of Mencle, PA and Ruth of Port St. Lucie, FL; sisters, Evelyn E. Fredenburgh of Bradenton, FL, Deloris A. Hollis of Baltimore, MD, Winifred L. McAlpin and Beatrice A. Rhoden of Georgetown, TN. Also surviving are eight cousins and 27 nieces and nephews.
Robert had nine grandchildren, Davida M. Lovejoy, Robert A. DeLamarter, Stephanie D. Cantrell, Jon A. DeLamarter, Amy J. Early, Victoria F. Englund, Roger S. Whippo, Timothy R. Whippo, Elizabeth Whippo and also 26 great-grandchildren whom he dearly loved.
Visitation hours were held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Aycock Funeral Home, 505 SW Fed Hwy, Stuart, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Manors of Hobe Sound, 95555 SE Fed Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.