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February 3, 2014

Robert A. Bouton

The Daily Star

---- — Robert A. Bouton

HIGHMOUNT — Robert A. Bouton, 77, of Highmount, died Jan 31, 2014, at the Mountainside Center.

He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Margaretville, son of the late Robert and Margaret Greene Bouton.

A native and lifelong area resident, he worked in the lumber industry. He had been employed at Mayes Veneer factory in Fleischmanns, and logging for Fairbairn’s in Margaretville. He was a heavy equipment operator, as well as dropping trees with a chainsaw.

He was quick with a crossword puzzle, and always enjoyed a fine meal.

Surviving is his daughter, Darlene Sweet of Shandaken; a brother, Thomas of Halcott Center; and a sister, Dianne Schlee of Roxbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan, in 1994; and brother, Ronald.

A Vigil Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main St., Phoenicia.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home.

Spring interment will be in the Halcott Cemetery.

You may share a condolence or light a candle on Bob’s memorial page at