Robert Didas

Obituary of Robert W. Didas

Perkinsville - Robert W. Didas, 89 years of age, passed away Wednesday March 20, 2024 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo. Bob was born March 4, 1935 in Dansville the son of William and Lillian (Bricks) Didas. He grew up in Perkinsville and has remained a resident there his entire life. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Wayland Central School and then attended Alfred State College. Bob worked at Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation for 42 years as a Standards Engineer. He also was a Justice of the Peace for the town of Wayland back in the day when an arraignment or wedding would take place at the home of the Judge. Bob and Sara Cassidy were married July 13, 1963 at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. Together they celebrated over 56 years of marriage prior to Sara passing away in January of 2020. Bob’s hobbies were many! He loved baseball and as a young man had a tryout for the Philadelphia Phillies. The New York Yankees were his favorite baseball team and the New York Giants his favorite football team. He would often organize group trips to Yankee games. Bob enjoyed gardening, travelling and camping with his family. He was an accomplished bowler, earning many high awards. He was a “foodie” that enjoyed both prepping and cooking food. His Lentil Quiche was prizewinning! Bob enjoyed Pete Fountain’s clarinet and Jazz music as well as Dean Martin and others from that era. He was an accomplished woodworker, making doll houses, cradles, small furniture, clocks and even a wooden speedboat. His German heritage was very important to him along with being a life member of the Perkinsville Fire Department and longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents, William and Lillian Didas; his wife Sara Didas; his siblings and their spouses, Bernard (Norma) Didas, Stanley (Dorothy) Didas, Viola (Sam) Riccio; an infant sister; and brother in law Adam Engel. Bob is survived by his children, Mike (Wendy) Didas of Dansville, Ted (Donna) Didas of UT, Sue Putney of Clarence and Mark (Adriana) Didas of Clarence; his grandchildren, Margorie, Sabrina and Hope Didas, Chase Didas, Elizabeth, Jack and Melissa Putney, and AJ and Zach Didas; his sister Betty Engel of Perkinsville; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob’s family and friends may call Monday March 25, 2024 from 4-7pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for him on Tuesday March 26, 2024 at 10am at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Committal prayers and interment will take place immediately following at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Robert W. Didas may be made to the Perkinsville Fire Department, PO Box 152, Perkinsville, NY 14529.

Calling Hours / Visitation

Monday March 25, 2024 ~ 4-7pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday March 26, 2024 ~ 10am ~ Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville


Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville
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