Fillmore --- Robert L. “Cuddly” Baehr of 7740 Centerville Road died October 30, 2020 in Olean General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on July 19, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Engel Baehr. On December 16, 1967 in Newfane he married Linda Darnell, daughter of the late Landon and Jean Darnell, who survives.
During his youth Bob grew up in Clarence Center, Wrights Corners and Wilson.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving for four years until his discharge in 1969. Afterward he became employed by Diversified Manufacturing before going to Harrison Radiator, a division of GM, in Lockport where he worked as a tube mill operator until his retirement on July 1, 2000. After his retirement he and Linda moved to Allegany County where Bob had hunted for years.
Bob was a 30 year member of Terrys Corners Volunteer Fire Company in Lockport and a member of the William P Brooks Hose Company after moving to Fillmore.
In recent years he and Linda enjoyed wintering in Sebring, FL and going on several cruises. For the last 20 years they both drove for the Amish in the surrounding community. It was a job that quickly became full time and one that they loved.
Surviving in addition to his beloved wife of 53 years is his trusted companion, Mr. Snickers, a brother-in-law, Gary (Tammy Monroe) Darnell of Wilson, a sister-in-law, Anita Darnell of Liverpool, two nephews, Nathan Darnell of New Orleans, Brandon (Tara) Darnell and two great-nieces, Mari and Claire Darnell of Wilson.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Paul R. Darnell.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.
Memorials if desired to: William P Brooks Hose Company, Box 238, Fillmore, NY 14735 or the Centerville United Methodist Church, c/o Mildred Vosburg, Box 55, Hume, NY 14745
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