Middleport: Robert Chase, age 67, passed away peacefully at home on September 12, 2019 under the care of Niagara Hospice. He was born February 16, 1952 to the late Russell and Antonia (Fidanza) Chase.
Robert was a graduate of Roy-Hart High School in 1970 and served our country in the U.S. Airforce from 1971 to 1975. He was employed by Harrison Radiator/Delphi before retiring in 2006. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and playing poker at the hunting camp. Robert also liked the Buffalo Bills and bonfires where many a stimulating and intelligent conversations took place (LOL).
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Mahnke.
Robert is survived by his brothers, Russell (Tammy) Chase, Jr., his lifelong companion, Sandra Balschmiter, children, Audra (Vernon) Jett, Robert (Danielle) Chase, Jr., Samuel Chase, Jeffrey (Ashly) Balschmiter, Bridgette (Samuel) Henderson, Kimberly McCanty, six grandchildren, Mikhayla and Maggie Jett, Emmie Chase, Michael Krawczyk, Hudson and Brynlee Balschmiter, mother-in-law, Thelma Stawicki, brother-in-law, Wayne Mahnke, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. Also surviving is a very special “brother and sister-in-law”, Bob and Ann Riggle, and six men Robert had the pleasure of sharing friendships and a hunting cabin with for over 34 years, John Newton, Fred “Fritz” Peters, Randy Bittinger, Pete Levick, Mike “Hoss” Reale and James Lepkoske.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Dr. Lockport, NY 14094.
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