Robert W. “Bob” Shedlock, 75, passed away Sunday (Dec. 29, 2019) at Peregrine Senior Living in Orchard Park following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Shedlock was born on Sept. 29, 1944 in Elmira to Joseph William and Velma (Ameigh) Shedlock. He was a 1962 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights. He later went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in History from the State University College at Cortland and his Master of Education from Elmira College. On Feb. 18, 1978, he married Sue A. Hamilton, who survives.
Robert worked as a junior high history teacher for Scio Central School for 33 years until his retirement in 1999. He started Learning Center USA and together with his wife, they published creative Social Studies lessons that were used by teachers and students across the United States.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two children, Kristen (Jeff) Wolowitz of Charlotte, N.C. and Michael Joseph (Nancy) Shedlock of Almond; his mother-in-law, Rosabell Hamilton of Hinsdale; a sister, Donna Poteat of Elmira Heights; five grandchildren, Amanda Wolowitz, Angela Wolowitz, Nikolai Wolowitz, Marcus Shedlock and Henrik Shedlock; a niece, Terri (David) Buono; and a nephew, Jim Poteat.
Bob admired a well-manicured yard. He enjoyed the outside work of maintaining his own property whether it was a landscaping project, planting flowers in the spring or sculpting the bushes. A favorite pastime was the neighborhooddrives with his wife around Orchard Park looking at the beautiful custom homes and well maintained yards.
Bob loved his family and centered his life around sharing his personal interests with them. As a teacher with the summers off, Bob enjoyed taking the family on vacations, touring the wide reaches of the United States as well as the more local annual destination of Ocean City. He was a huge sports car enthusiast owning many makes and models through the years. He especially delighted in driving his family in his latest addition. This appreciation for cars fueled his passion as a NASCAR fan. He also passed along to his wife and son his love of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, sharing season tickets with them each year.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Scio/Wellsville. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial service will take place in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.