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Robert E. Weir Jr.

Born: Tue., May 17, 1927
Died: Thu., Oct. 9, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Location: Hunt Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Location: Hunt Baptist Church

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Nunda --- Robert E. Weir Jr. of 68 Mill Street passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord with his family at his side on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Highland Hospital, Rochester. He was born on May 17, 1927 in Nunda, a son of the late Robert E Weir Sr. and Catherine. On August 22, 1970 in Nunda he married Isabelle Rogato who survives.

Bob and his wife Isabelle celebrated 44 years of blessed marriage devoted to their children and grandchildren. Through the years hundreds of friends, relatives and organizations have laughed, been feed bountifully, and enjoyed stimulating conversation and debates together in the Weir home. God has blessed Robert E. Weir Jr. and he is forever grateful.

Bob graduated from Nunda Central School, class of 1944 and from Cornell University with an Associate’s Degree in Agri-Business. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from August of 1945 to February of 1947. Bob worked for Rochester Gas and Electric for 35 years and retired as District Marketing Manager in 1986. He enjoyed gardening, wood cutting, working in the woods, purchasing walnut trees, had a great appreciation for nature, loved animals, loved people and loved his town of Nunda.

He was a member of Nunda Rotary Club for 40 years and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Bob served in local politics for 20 years, serving as mayor and town and village board member. He contributed to many organizations including serving as Chaplain of the American Legion and the VFW, library board, Nunda Community Home and superintendent of Oakwood Cemetery Association.

He was the originator and volunteer for the project to clean up the Erie Canal Locks in Nunda. He worked on the construction of the Mt. Morris Dam.  Bob was the Nunda Senior Citizen of the Year in 2001.

Bob was an active member of Hunt Baptist Church for over 40 years. Bob’s church involvements were served as chairman of the trustees, working with the Monday evening Awana group for 22 years, he founded a men’s group 40 years ago that exists to this day, meeting twice monthly in his home. Bi-yearly the group sponsors a men’s breakfast with special challenging devotional and inspiring speakers. Usually 60 to 70 members would attend this event.

He coordinated the construction of the maintenance building at Camp Cherith of Western New York all with volunteer work. Bob was privileged to go on the Honor Flight with WWII veterans to Washington D.C. He sold monuments for Gibney Monuments in Perry for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are their sons, Matthew (Lori) Weir of Nunda, Les (Ellen) Upright of Youngstown, OH, a daughter, Sonya L. Weir of Castile, grandchildren, Shelby Smith, David Hardeman, Jenna Weir, Tyler Weir, Jackson Weir, Joshua and Jennifer Upright, and a great grandchild, Mikayla Upright, sister in law Betty Weir of Nunda, many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Jordan H. Weir.

Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Hunt Baptist Church where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. David Seely, Rev. Jerry Feulmer, and Dr. Jonathan Young will co-officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by members of Seager Werner Post 333 American Legion of Nunda.

Memorials if desired to: Camp Cherith of Western New York, PO Box 324, Williamsville, NY 14231, earmarked for the Maintenance Building or Hunt Baptist Church, Hunt NY, 14846.

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Mike Litteer
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
I didn't know Robert, but I have bought logs from his son, Matt, and I consider him a friend. Knowing Matt as I do, the man who raised him and taught him his values must have been a pretty good man.
My wife Bonnie and I extend our condolences to Matt and his family.

Richard Costanzo
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014

CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent by Billy, Richard, Carol, Chris, Kathy, Lucille and Ida Costanzo.

With our deepest sympathy and love. Billy, Richard, Carol, Chris, Kathy, Lucille and Ida Costanzo

Jamaes and Gwen Derrenbacher
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Will always remember Bob for his faithfulness in ministering to the men of the area. He called Jim frequently even when his health was a challenge. He showed his trust of Christ as disease weakened him. What an example.

We too met his son, Matt, as he worked on a project on our route 70. What a considerate person he is. That too would point to the kind of father who raised such a son.
Bob will be very much missed. My prayer is that God may comfort you each and give you strength to walk through the days ahead of you. Gwen and Jim

Cindy Brown
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Isabelle... the children and all the family! Bob touched so many lives and he will "always" be remembered fondly!

Vera Bellows (RG&E)
   Posted Mon October 13, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Bob's family. I knew Bob through RG&E, also knew his father who also worked for the RG&E. They both were two of the nicest people, very kind and with a wonderful sense of humor. I remember wanting to buy my husband a bike for his birthday and told Bob about the special bike my husband wanted. Bob immediately told me he could find just the one Bill wanted...purchased it for me and even brought it to me
at my house. He will always be remember as a kind and thoughtful friend. The obit in the Nunda was wonderfully written. Sympathies, again.

   Posted Mon October 13, 2014
Bob will be greatly missed, but we know he was looking for that "city whose founder and builder is the Lord" and is enjoying it now. I'll never forget his story of how in 1972, Phyllis Morgan told him we needed the electric up in running at Camp Cherith within a month, because a dining hall would be built by then. Even though he didn't believe it would happen he made sure the electric was there in time.

Craig Green
   Posted Tue October 14, 2014
To Isabelle and family, My heartfelt condolences to all of you on the passing of Bob. I have such fond memories of him at the RG&E for the many years my dad, Churchill "Chuck" Green worked for him. I remember the days when dad would take us to work with him, Bob always showed true interest in our lives. and activities. I fondly remember the RG&E picnics behind the Fillmore offices and the fun we kids would have when taken for a ride up in the bucket truck.
I remember at dad's memorial service a few years ago the wonderful words and stories that Bob shared about dad. He was truly one of my dad's best friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you so through this sad time.

Maureen McMaster Sturges
   Posted Tue October 14, 2014
Bob was of great spiritual support to me at times of tremendous need. I loved him deeply and Isabelle is now carrying on his legacy in her own special way. He will be missed. As Bob always said when I would tell "God Bless You", his answer was consistently "He always does" and so He will.

Dan Kamakaris
   Posted Wed October 15, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Steve and Paula Honnold
   Posted Fri October 17, 2014
Heavens gain our loss of one of the dearest men we've ever known. We will always smile as we remember Bob. Our prayers are for the family to know and love the Savior, the Lord Jesus, as Bob did. Isabelle, may you rest in the Peace of all peace as He comforts you and carries you through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Celebrating a wonderful life!

Steve and Paula Honnold

Sandy and Tom Robertson
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
We were both saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was such a good friend to our family when we lived in Nunda. We enjoyed the times we stopped in on our way through Nunda to Rochester to visit family in the summers since moving to FL in 2002. Bob will be greatly missed. He had such a kind and generous heart and loving spirit. He sure did like his garden and being outside in God's nature, too. We will be praying for you all as you deal with his absence on earth. Looking forward to a reunion in heaven someday.

Jennifer L. Wolfe
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
I have known Mr. Weir through Matt and my son Jesse Craft. Mr. Weir I remember for the love of his family and how he helped the community. Jesse came home one day and told me how he was honored to meet Mr. Weir and that he will not forget the help he received from him. Mr. Weir you will missed and loved by so many. My prayers and thoughts go out to Matt, Mrs. Weir and the rest of his family. He is now an angel looking down and protecting those he loved so dearly.

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