Bob (Robert Eugene) Starkweather

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Bob (Robert Eugene) Starkweather

September 26, 1947 - September 19, 2018

MOUNT AIRY, Ga. - Bob (Robert Eugene) Starkweather, 70, passed peacefully on Sept. 19, 2018, at home in Mount Airy, Georgia.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1947, in Oneonta, to the late Donald and Charlotte (Monington) Starkweather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Camille; and his brothers and sisters, Dick, Dave, Mary and Jan, who all grew up in Oneonta and West Oneonta; many nieces and nephews.
He attended Bugbee School, Oneonta public schools, SUNY Delhi and served in the United States Navy.
He worked as a housepainter most of his life.
In recent years he attended North Georgia Technical College where he studied photography and became adept at capturing the beauty of the natural environment and the wild birds of Georgia. His friends always appreciated his quick wit and sense of humor.
Bob did not want a funeral, but his close family and Georgia friends gathered to celebrate his life with him shortly before he passed away - an opportunity to share with him how much he was loved and admired.
Family and friends will gather informally to remember him at the Autumn Café, 244 Main St., Oneonta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Published on October 4, 2018
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Celebration of life

Saturday October 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Autumn Café

244 Main Street, Oneonta, NY, USA


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Carole Overbey (Matthews)
Oct 14, 2018
Sad to hear of your loss and sorry I missed seeing Dave when he was here. Photo of Deb and me.
Luigi Mazzoni (aka Lou Leo) Barbara Mazzoni (Halter)
Oct 13, 2018
I had the good luck to know and be a friend of Bob “Moose” Starkweather since 4th Grade at Bugbee school. Through the years, we shared many good times and great laughs together (with his witty sense of humor). I admired him for his sense of self contentment and his intelligence. Bob took the direction that he wanted with his life and I envied him for being so honest. He was successful in so many ways. Thanks, Moose, for all of the great memories.
Lu & Barbara
Cindy Dickman Scanlan
Oct 11, 2018
My parents moved to Brook Street in Oneonta in 1948, i was born a couple of years later. The best part of living there was having the Starkweather family for neighbors.

I was absolutely stunned when i read Bobby's obit, i still cannot believe it. I was at the calling hours for Charlotte, i am glad that i got to see Don, Dick, Dave, Bobby, Mary Ellen and Jan at that time.

My mom and the rest of the family join me in extending our sympathy. Our love to all.
John LaMartina
Oct 05, 2018
Bob and I have been friends over the years and miles. Wise, insightful and funny as hell! One of the truly good people I have ever known. I think of him often and smile.
Nila Leonard Doustout
Oct 04, 2018
Brew up with him on brook street in Oneonta. My prayers for his family
Dave Starkweather
Oct 04, 2018
My brother Bob was the littlest kid in the neighborhood group when we attended Center Street School. One of our neighbors gave each of us nicknames and Bob became "Moose." It stuck. Years later I came home from college, went looking for "my brother Bob" and was told "I didn't know you had a brother named Bob!" "Moose?" I said. "Oh, Moose, yeah, he's probably down at so-and-so's." The name stuck with him even after he moved to Orlando. A legend in his own time!