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The Telegram
  • Robert D. Treen

  • Robert D. Treen, 72, of 5 Sunset Ave., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Little Falls Hospital.

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  • Robert D. Treen, 72, of 5 Sunset Ave., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Little Falls Hospital.
    Bob was born in Herkimer on Aug. 15, 1940, the son of the late James and Audrey Madrid Treen; he attended Ilion High School and on Jan. 7, 1961, was united in marriage with Ann Minosh.
    Bob was employed as a truck driver with Oneida Motor Freight until they went out of business, then with Rite Aid and Wonder bread until his retirement.
    Bob attended the Herkimer Pentecostal Church and was a member of Teamsters Local 182. He was a former Pop Warner football coach, trained his son, Jon, in boxing which culminated in Jon becoming New York State Golden Glove Champion in 1984, he was an avid weightlifter and was noted as the strongest man in the Mohawk Valley. He also enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling and was an avid fan of Ilion football. Bob, above all, was a faithful husband and father and role model.
    Bob is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons and their wives, Robert S. and Suzanne, of New Hartford, and Jon and Vanessa, of Ilion; two daughters, Rosann Treen and Nadine and her husband, Dan Basler, all of Ilion; his grandchildren, Robert, Jr., and his wife, Abby, Christie Treen, Maria Treen, Jon R. Treen, Kiara Febres and Christina Basler; and two sisters, Mella Brown, of Newport, and Edith Treen, of Herkimer. Bob is also survived by his in-laws, Joe and Barbara Minosh, of Frankfort, Sam Minosh, of Ocala, Fla., and Florence Treen, of West Winfield; plus close friends, Dave and Mary Lou Jeffalone, of Frankfort; his cousin, Richard Treen and his wife, Marie, of Herkimer; also several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Corlie Lytwynic; two brothers, Fred Treen and James Treen; and a granddaughter, Kianessa Febres.
    Bob's family would like to thank his sister, Edith, who walked up every day to Folts Homes to care for him, the Herkimer Dialysis staff for their care and kindness during his eight years of treatment, also Dr. Wassel, Dr. Casternova and MOVAC.
    Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, with Pastor Joseph Chamberlin officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    To leave an online condolence, please go to whiter-hendrix.com.

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