Robert B Anderson

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.

6 thoughts on “Robert B Anderson”

  1. Roni and I send our prayers to Your dad. Meeting him only a few times was enough to know that he was a real nice guy. I am sure that Robert will be remembered by many and missed by all. May god bless R.
    obert and may he rest in peace

  2. Dear Janet and Family, My heartfelt sympathy to you during this time of loss. My fond memories of Bob’s calls to Otego Elementary School chatting with him, nagging him to quit smoking, sending him hard candies to replace them and a little farm talk in between. Rest well, Bob. Thank you for the conversations.

  3. I knew Bob as a former Highway Superintendent and last year worked with him Seward Sand & Gravel. He was a good friend and I will miss chatting with him in the gravel pits at Sewards. He was caring and always had a smile on his face. Prayers for his family.

  4. Dear Janet and family, my sincere and heartfelt sympathy is with you at this very sad time.
    We had many a great discussion on “your” Bob and “my” Bob at the hair salon in Oneonta.
    I know he will be missed. Remember all the smiles and love he gave to you all.

  5. Janet and Family-so sorry to hear the news of your husbands passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I always enjoyed his visits and conversations while in my store. Fondly-Judy Baker

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