Robert W. Dake

May 2, 1932 - June 10, 2016


Age 84, of Castile, NY died June 10, 2016 at the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw following a lengthy illness.

He was born May 2, 1932 in Genesee Falls, NY son of the late Harold and Blanche Perrine Dake. Bob was employed for fifteen years as the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Castile. In earlier years, he worked for the Wyoming County Highway Department. Bob was a dedicated member of the Castile Fire Department for over fifty years. He was a past Chief of the department as well as a member of the Castile Exempt Firemen. Bob was also a driver for many years with the Castile Rescue Squad.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-three years, Esther Cheney Dake whom he married on July 7, 1962; his sons, Robert (Gail) Dake of Strausburg, CO, William (Melissa) Dake of Castile; grandchildren, Zachary Dake and Brianna Dake; his siblings, Louise (Alfred) Loomis of Castile, Roland (Sandra) Dake of Perry Center, Doreen Keenan of Warsaw; his in laws, Brother Nelson (Gloria) Cheney of Texarkana, TX, William (Susanne) Cheney of Westchester, OH, Suzanne (John) Neswadi of Erie, CO; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Duane and Beth Pond of Castile. Bob was the brother of the late Raymond Dake (MIA, Korea) and Dorothy Willey and brother-in-law of the late Rev. George Cheney.

There are no calling hours. Bob?s Memorial service will be held Sunday, June 26 at 1 PM at the Castile United Church of Christ (cor. N. Main & Washington Sts.), Castile. Fire Department honors will be offered as well. Private burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Castile. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Castile Fire Department, PO Box 98, Castile, NY 14427. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

Important Dates
June 11, 2016 : Memorial Service at the Castile United Church of Christ for Robert W. Dake - 2:57 PM

Important Dates

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Jul 15.19 from Kathy Meyer:

So sorry to read of your loss. May your cherished memories bring you comfort.

Jul 15.19 from Lee and Cathy Nourse:

Esther and Family,  So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Jul 15.19 from Colleen Michalczak:

Thank you for letting myself and others care for your husband and father. He was a very quiet and patient man. I was there holding his hand the evening before God thought it was time to carry him home. Peace, Hope, and Blessings. Colleen Michalczak,RN ( Gilbert )

Jul 15.19 from Mike & Jean Lowden Sullivan:

Esther, Bob, Bill and families,
Sorry to learn Bob has passed.  I’ve known the Dake family since I was a child.  We’ve had some good chats and laughs over the years.  Bob was very helpful with information when I was at the insurance office.  Remember the good times you shared and keep them close to your hearts, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Jeannie and Mickey

Jul 15.19 from Tim Wilcox:

Thoughts & Prayers for all of the family during this time.

Jul 15.19 from Charles and Eleanor Torrey:

Dear Esther and family,
Our deepest sympathies for the passing of Bob. He was a friendly and likable man. He was devoted to you, Esther, for he told us of your past illness and that’s why he wouldn’t let you cook. That’s true love. He must have must a wonderful father and grandfather too.

Jul 15.19 from Stephen E Clark:

Bob’s family, the Village of Castile, as well as the Castile Fire Department are going to miss a very great and wonderful man!  My sincere condolences to you all!

Jul 15.19 from Sharon & Barry True:

Dear Family,  It is with great sadness to see the world lose such a great person.  We will always remember Bob on our great cruises and we will always have those fond memories. We will miss him dearly.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all you.

Jul 15.19 from Kathy Knight Potter:

Mrs. Dake and Family, I was so sad to read this! I hope that Gods peace surrounds your Family at this difficult time. Please know your Family is in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless you, Kathy

Jul 15.19 from Sue and Joe Marcin:

Dear Esther and family.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.