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EDMESTON - Robert Lewis Alcott, 82, of Edmeston, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan.21, 2018.
Robert was born in Masonville on Feb. 3, 1935, the son of the late Russell Lewis and Daisy Greengrow Alcott. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ed and sister, Nancy.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Helen Mumbulo Alcott of Edmeston; son, Robert J. Alcott of Edmeston; daughter, Holly Alcott (Joe Mortzheim) of Minnesota; grandson, Jack Mortzheim of Minnesota; siblings, Myrtle Russell, Rusa Dutcher, Doris Burghart and Ray (Ida); in-laws, Frieda Alcott and Dave Williams; 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 for a short time.
Bob was a member of the Edmeston Fire Department and Emergency Squad, as well as the library board where he served as 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 at noon, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston, with Pastor Andy Johnson of the Second Baptist Church of Edmeston officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon before services 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.
To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
Published on January 22, 2018
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