Robert H. Root, age 87, of the Town of Tonawanda and formerly of the City of Tonawanda, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Harris Hill Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Herbert A. and Thora C. (nee Nielsen) Root. A 1943 graduate of Tonawanda High School, he was a US Navy veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. He had been employed as an Engineer for Bell Aerospace for 45 years. Robert was an active member and past Vice President of the Air Force Assn., Past President of Toastmasters International, a member of Tonawandas' Post 264 American Legion and North Tonawanda Lodge 860 BPOE.
He is survived by his son, Gregory S. (Susan) Root; and three grandchildren, Kimberly, Jessica and Joshua, all of Tampa, FL.
There will be no prior visitation. A private burial with military honors will be in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Lopez will officiate. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY.
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