Robert B. Anderson, 78, of Oneonta, NY died unexpectedly Wednesday March 29, 2017 in Oneonta.
Bob was born April 1, 1938 in Canandaigua, NY the son of the late Robert E. and Norma Bulman Anderson. He was a graduate of Victor Central School prior to working for the New York State Thruway. Soon after, Bob joined the US Coast Guard.
He spent 20 years with Rochester Gas and Electric as a Lineman and Foreman. Following his retirement from RG&E, he purchased a dairy farm in West Edmeston, which he operated with his son Steve for 10 years. Following his time on the farm, he drove trucks for various companies before purchasing his own rig.
Bob was also the Town of Laurens Highway Superintendent, and worked for Seward Sand and Gravel. He also gave his time to the Town Boards of Victor, Edmeston, and Laurens.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Spooner Anderson of Oneonta, sons; Christopher (Sandy) Anderson, Steven (Wendy) Anderson, Timothy (Delfina) Anderson, and step-son Jeremy (Tammy) Hilts. Bob always enjoyed his grandchildren Zachary, Jacob, Sarah, Jordan, Danny, Dane, and Dean Anderson and step-grandsons Dustin and Will Martin. He felt blessed to have them in his life.
At Bob’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association in Bob’s memory.