Robert J. Hallett, 97, longtime resident of North Syracuse, passed away Thursday, May 28, at home. Robert was born in Syracuse and resided on Waterbury Drive in North Syracuse since 1958. He was the son of the late Albert B. and Mary (Daley) Hallett.
Robert was a 1937 graduate of Eastwood High and received his Accounting Degree from Powelson Business Institute. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran as a gunner onboard a B-29. He served in the Pacific stationed in the Island of Tinian. Robert retired in 1980 after 30 years with Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse. He was a longtime member of the Bristol bowling League who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Avery. He was a communicant of St. Daniel's Church in Syracuse. Robert was an avid animal lover and instilled that love into all of his family.
Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, the former Arleen McCarthy, in 2011, by their son, Robert Joseph Hallett, in 2009 and by his two brothers, Dale and Albert Hallett.
Surviving are his five children: Kathleen Hallett of North Syracuse, John (Lynn) Hallett of Middlesex, NY, Margaret Anne Hallett, Patty Hallett, and Greg (Elaine) Hallett, all of Syracuse; his grandson, Avery Hallett of Albany; step-grandchildren, Jon Palange, Megan and Jim Brody; several nieces and nephews including Thomas (Hazel) Hallett of Vermont and Buddy (Barbara) Hallett of Michigan; and by his much loved canine companions.
The Hallett family would like to acknowledge Robert's daughter, Kathleen, for the many years of selfless caring for both Mom and Dad and all of the sacrifices she made throughout the years, to sister-in-law, Elaine Hallett, for all the assistance, and to both for above and beyond care for Dad. The family is also grateful to Bob Hines and the Hospice staff for their exceptional care.
Contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Helping Hounds, Francis House or Hospice of CNY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, 12:10 pm, at St. Daniel's Church, 3004 Court St., Syracuse. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.