Robert W. Baldwin


PORTVILLE - Robert W. Baldwin 86, of 90 South Main St. passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015 in the Olean General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born February 22, 1928 in Wirt N.Y. he was the son of Herbert & Erna Homuth Baldwin.

Mr. Baldwin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1946-48. Bob was a self-employed owner and operator of Bobs Dry Goods in Cuba for ten years. After moving to Rushford in 1958, he operated Roses Dry Goods, later renamed Bobs Dry Goods until his retirement in 1991. He was an avid walker and could be seen walking anywhere in the Village of Portville.

Surviving are two children, Bruce (Deanna) Baldwin of Caneadea and Rita (Clair) West of Caneadea; one sister, Beatrice Anderson of Endwell N.Y., and his Loving companion Loretta Sisson of Portville. Also surviving are three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Friends may call the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 11AM to 1 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 1PM, with Pastor Larry Allen of the Richburg First Day Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to the Portville Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund.