Robert L. Alcott

Robert Lewis Alcott, 82, of Edmeston passed away at his home on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Robert was born in Masonville, NY on February 3, 1935 the son of the late Russell Lewis and Daisy Greengrow Alcott. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother Ed, and sister Nancy.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Helen Mumbulo Alcott of Edmeston, a son Robert J Alcott of Edmeston, a daughter Holly Alcott (JoeMortzheim) of MN, grandson Jack Mortzheim of MN, siblings Myrtle Russell, Rusa Dutcher, , Doris Burghart, Ray (Ida), In laws Frieda Alcott, and DaveWilliams. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bob came to the Edmeston area while employed with Seven States Gas Company, but later began a 25 career as a custodian at Edmeston Central School before retiring in 1987. In addition, he worked for Howard’s Trailer sales a short time.

Bob was a member of the Edmeston Fire Department, and Emergency Squad, as well as the library board where he served a President for 10 years.

He enjoyed collecting Jeeps, and playing guitar. He was one of the original Dutch Valley Boys, and then played with Silver Strings. For a 15 year stretch, they often performed at the Deer Path Inn, and played their music at local nursing homes.

Memorial services will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday January 27th at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Andy Johnson of the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston officiating. Calling hours will be from 11:00A.M.-12:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Edmeston Fire Department and Rescue Squad in memory of Bob.

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17 thoughts on “Robert L. Alcott”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Alcott family duing this difficult time.

    Staff of the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office

  2. Helen, Bobby and Holly I am I sorry to hear of Bobs passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Helen, our thoughts and prayers are with you! We pray God will bless you with his comfort and peace.

  4. My deepest sympathies to the Alcott family. Mr. Alcott was a one of a kind man and truly enjoyed all the kids at school. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  5. Heaven has another angel singing in its choir. Sorry for yor loss. Bob will be greatly missed by so many.

  6. Helen and family….
    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It was always fun talking with you and Bob whenever we would cross paths (post office, school, one of the local streets) prior to our moving to Ky. Both of you would leave us laughing . I have to share a “Bob” story. In high school, a couple of us were “practicing” for a “Beatles” appearance at one of our local HS dances. We were attempting to play our guitars in Doc’s band room, not knowing Bob was outside the door listening to us. He took the time to open the door and tell us how good he thought we sounded. It was so kind of Bob to do that, especially since we really didn’t know what we were doing, and didn’t know at the time how good Bob was with the guitar.
    May God bless you Helen and your family…….and thanks for sharing Bob with us !

  7. So very sorry for your loss. Bob taught my daughter Carol and myself guitar lessons, he was a great teacher. I loved to hear him play at the deerpath also.
    May you find peace and comfort through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you walk through this journey of grief.
    I lost my husband 10 years ago so I have walked in your shoes. Jesus will walk beside you every step of the way as he did for me.
    In His name I remain, Diana Buell

  8. Helen, Bobby, and Holly and family: I am sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Always a smile wherever I saw him and always a warm friendly greeting. Please know that my prayers are with you now and in the coming days.

  9. Helen and family – I was so sorry to hear that Bob passed on Sunday. My heartfelt prayers and warm hugs are with you during this time of sorrow.
    Jane McGeown

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Helen and family. Bob was a person who would help any of the faculty at school. I remember many times when he would get you to laugh when things weren’t going well. Great guy. May you Rest In Peace.

  11. I am so sorry to hear this, I always enjoyed seeing him every year at the reunions, he will be missed.

  12. Helen and family so sorry for your loss. Mr Alcott was a good man and he always great with a big Hello there and a smile.
    He left a wonderful mark on all community and will be greatly missed.

  13. Aunt Helen and your family,
    This period of grieving is so hard for us all.
    Even-though we know living was such a burden during this last part of Uncle Bob’s life, we will all still miss him being there when we need him. There’s an empty space in our lives.
    Sending our sympathies and praying for your comfort,
    David and Rose Mumbulo and their children, and families
    Betty Mumbulo
    David and Marcia Crandall

  14. Helen & Family….sorry for your loss..I remember Bob playing in the band and janitor at ECS.. thinking and praying for God’s hand of comfort to you all in your time of grief…

  15. Dear Mrs. Alcott, Bobby and Holly – I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Alcott from school of course and he was a valued member of the community. May loving memories remain and please know so many mourn with you.

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