Robert Albert Dehm

Born: Sun., Nov. 13, 1921
Died: Sun., Apr. 15, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: Mathewson-Forani Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Apr. 19, 2018
Location: St. Matthew's Church

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Robert A. Dehm, 96, of East Syracuse, passed away April 15, 2018. He was born in Syracuse  and was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church. Bob was a US Marine Corp veteran serving during WW II. He retired as crew chief from Niagara Mohawk after more than 30 years of service. He was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed playing horseshoes with the East Syracuse Seniors. He was a self taught unicyclist and loved riding his bicycle on the Erie Canal. Bob and his beloved wife Jeanne, who predeceased him, were group leaders for Marriage Encounter.
He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Post and Melynda Dehm both of East Syracuse; his granddaughter, Kyra (Edward) Ellis and his great grandchildren, Dakota Knapp and Damien Ellis; his siblings, Kenneth Dehm of Batavia, Raymond Dehm of Deland, FL and Anna Mae Herholtz of Minoa; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 am in MATHEWSON-FORANI FUNERAL HOME, INC. and 1030am in St. Matthew’s Church. Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dewitt. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7pm at the funeral home, 206 Kinne St., East Syracuse.
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Ann (McCarthy) Gallagher
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Melynda and Carolyn,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father was always so patient as we traveled around the Northeast seeking new sites to visit or migraine cures for your Mom. I always loved my camping tours with your parents.

He was a wonderful host over the years to our family. We loved how he always found new games to play or ways to entertain himself that somehow combined golf with unicyling or bicycling.

My condolences to you and the entire family. I'm sorry I'll be unable to attend his funeral.


Jim & Marene Ballard
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Dear Carolyn and family,

We were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Bob was a wonderful helpful hand and friend to our whole family. There are many special memories, including meals out together and especially filling in as the adopted grandfather for Grandparent's Day for our children when their own grandparents could not attend. He even helped Jim install a couple hot water heaters!

He will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Love, Jim, Marene & Family

Michael Falkowitz
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Carolyn and Melynda,
My sincere sorrow at Uncle Bob's passing. He was as honest and sincere as they come. Always glad to see or hear from you, he had a way of making people feel no time had passed since last meeting up, even if it may have been 10 or 15 years! He's now basking in the light of the Lord along side his beloved Jeanne. May Christ's peace be with you all.

John + Mary Ann Orbaker
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Uncle Bob will be missed but always remembered. Such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry we will not be able to attend the services we are out of town.

Mary Beth Hoag
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
All of us cousins would agree... best Uncle on the planet!! He always had time for us no matter how long/short the visit. He always made the most of his time spent with all who came to see him or who he traveled to see. He knew no strangers... a true gentleman. He always had fun activities for us to do at the Summer parties or on their many camping adventures. (Bicycling, Golf, Softball, Hikes, Jarts, Horseshoes...) Best memories are hikes along the Erie Canal, the French Fort in Liverpool, slide shows & family movies, going for the best ice cream (anywhere), riding on the trailer as he pulled us along with the lawn mower and just simply enjoying his company and his many stories. "For Good" from the Broadway hit Wicked makes me think of him... always will.

Martha McNeill Fenton
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Dear Carolyn,
I just want to express our sympathy to you. I have great memories of your father and mother. I remember your father telling me that he was in the Marines and his brother was in the Navy, he would joke and tell him the Marines did all the fighting and the Navy just transported them and had it easier. He also said was not easy for any of those great people in WWII, they had many losses. He was a great man,thank God for that generation. My sisters were also fond of your father and mother and send their sympathy.
All my love and prayers,

Pastors James and Roseanne Exner
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Dearest Carolyn and family
We are so sorry about the loss of your dad, grandfather etc.
We know you will miss him greatly but the memories will be with you forever. He truly was amazing and with God’s love you will make it thru. We love you Carolyn very much
Hugs and blessings
Pastors Jim and Roseanne


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