O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Robert J. Deppa

Mr. Robert J. Deppa, 70, of Salamanca, NY, died Sunday evening, March 17, 2019 at the Olean General Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 24, 1948 in Olean, NY, he was the son of the late Robert James and Ruth Reed Deppa. He was married on June 24, 1978 in Pierre, SD to the former Jeanne Hudgins, who survives.

He was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1966.

He was a seven-year veteran of the United States Airforce.

Mr. Deppa had been employed as an Inspector for the Seneca Gaming Authority.

He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Peace Parish. He enjoyed all sports and never missed his kids’ sporting events. His family was very important to him. He enjoyed raising his older children, and having Tyler and Hannah have been the greatest gift.

Surviving besides his wife are: his children, Robbie Deppa, Jennifer (Jared Brechbuehl) Deppa, Jessica (Scott) Rutkowski, Tyler Deppa, and Hannah Deppa; four grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, David (Joan) Deppa, Diane (Greg) Buckner, Janette (John) Ries, Cindy Deppa, and Larry (Jennifer) Deppa; a special friend, Mark Fidurko; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his godfather, Walter Mietka.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish on Thursday at 11am with Rev. Mariusz Sierhart, pastor, as celebrant.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Spring burial will be at Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Our Lady of Peace Bereavement Committee, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.