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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