November 22, 1928 – March 31, 2020
Robert Wielt ’64 passed away peacefully on March 31, 2020, at the age of 91 with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, to William P. Wielt and Beatrice B. (Williamson) Wielt in Buskirk, New York, the seventh of 14 children.
After medical school, Dr. Wielt interned in Washington, D.C., and then in 1965 he moved to Vienna, New York, and set up a private medical practice in Camden, New York, where he worked until his retirement in 1990. A true old-fashioned doctor, he made medical house calls until the very end of his practice. For seven years after retirement, he worked as medical director for Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, New York.
In 1951, Dr. Wielt married Mary Cincotta in Schenectady, New York. Together they had five children. Over the years, his family expanded to include ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a long-time member of the Vienna Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served in a variety of leadership positions, volunteered countless hours, and practiced and taught true understanding of God and friendship with God, in whom he placed unwavering trust.
In his spare time Dr. Wielt was an enthusiastic aviator, a vegetable gardener, a skilled carpenter, a lover of nature, a reader and student of theology and history, and a champion of his wife as she became an artist.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; five children, Diane Korson, Peggy Slocum, Mary Ellen Lewis (Gerry), Robert (Ann), and Jennifer; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Arlene Quay, Kay Voehrenger, Carol Larned, Helen Turnbull, Richard, and Lawrence. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Kathleen, and his brothers Warren, Raymond, Donald, Alvin, Royal, and William P. Jr.