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The Times
  • Robert R. “Bob” Santmyer, Sr.

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  • DOLGEVILLE — Mr. Robert R. “Bob” Santmyer, Sr., 66, of 26 Winton Lane, Dolgeville, died Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Mohawk Valley Healthcare Center, Ilion. He was comforted with the love and support of his family at the time of his passing.
    Bob was born in Herkimer on May 14, 1947, the son of the late Donald L. Coher and Eva M. Santmyer. He attended Poland schools and was a lifelong area resident.
    His marriage to Dawn E. Bailey took place on October 15, 1969, in Cold Brook, Connecticut.
    Bob was employed by the Rawlings Adirondack Bat Company of Dolgeville in the maintenance department. He was of the Methodist faith.
    He was a member of the Dolgeville Rod & Gun Club and personally enjoyed hanging out with all of his friends at Stewarts and George Lumber in Dolgeville. He was an avid hunter from his Dodge Tree Stand. He enjoyed fishing and loved to ride his Harley.
    Surviving are his wife, Dawn Santmyer, of Dolgeville; his sons and their companions, Robert R., Jr., and Kim Martin, of Lancaster, PA, and Chad J. and Coreena Dedicke, of Middleville; brothers and sister-in-law, Thomas Santmyer and wife, Sharon, of Syracuse, and Louis Coher, of Florida; his grandson and his companion, Robert W. and Kate Brown, of Lancaster, PA; and a very special niece, Donna Rhodes and husband, Edwin, of Johnstown. Bob has his extended family inclusive to John and Julie and his companion “Mykey”. He was predeceased by his very special friend, James Jaikin.
    Direct cremation services are being handled by The Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Avenue, Dolgeville. There are no calling hours or funeral planned as per Bob’s wish.
    A Special Thank You to Mohawk Valley Healthcare Center staff, 2nd floor, for all of their care and compassion shown to Bob during his illness.
    A remembrance of Bob or a message of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.robertsandenea.com.
    Bob’s arrangements have been entrusted to Brian A. Roberts and Kevin E. Enea, Funeral Directors.
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