Robert Lee Hemrick, Sr., 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 surrounded by family. Robert was born December 21, 1932 in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Homer and Mary Hemrick. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, was a member of Saint Joseph Hessen Cassel and the City Firefighters Union. Bob also served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. For 20 years, he was the head of traffic engineering for the City of Fort Wayne and also worked for the Fort Wayne Community Schools as the inventory control manager. Bob was an avid fisherman with ice fishing as his main love. He was also a jack of all trades, creating and maintaining a home for his family. Bob loved to laugh and was a good soul to all he knew. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; children, Janine (Mark) Klingenberger of New Haven, Lynne (Barry) Hemrick-Stevens of Fort Wayne, Robert Lee (Elizabeth) Hemrick Jr. of Maumee, OH, Wayne (fiancée, Robin Ruberson) Hemrick of Avon, IN, and Amy (Jared) Hemrick-Loomis of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.