Robert J. Beardslee Sr
FRANKLIN — Robert (Bob) J. Beardslee Sr., age 72, of Franklin, NY, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
Bob was born on Oct. 6, 1940, the son of the late Carl and Frances (Grotevant) Beardslee. He resided with the love of his life Roberta Dunker. Until retiring a few years ago, he was owner/operator of Beardslee Sewer and Drain.
He is survived by his five children; Laura (Bradley) Northrup of Walton and their children; Corey (Jessica) Northrup, Cody, Caity, Bradley and Alexander (Katy) Northrup; Dawn Pierce (Matt Auwae) of Clay, NY and their children; Ashley (Eric) Stone, Adam Pierce, Caitlin (Eddie) Brooks, Kyleen (Ajay) Lamirande, Matthew , Alana and Joshua Auwae; Barbara (Richard) Scofield of Walton, and their children, Kyle Hoffman, Brandon Scofield, Misty (Jason) Phoenix, Gary (Nicole) Scofield, Cody (Pam) Scofield; Robert J. Beardslee, Jr. of Sidney Center; Richard (Charity) Beardslee of Sidney and their children, Ethan, Madalynn and Zoey; Jolie (Bob) Smith of Rotterdam, and their children, Asher and Jacob; Bret (Emily) Simner of Basal, Switzerland and their son Zachary; and Janni Simner (Larry Hammer) of Tuscon, Ariz.
His most recent addition to the family is his great grand-daughter Alyssa Daisy Stone daughter of Ashley (Eric) Stone.
He is also survived by his siblings; Margaret (Wayne) Cobane of Walton, NY; Fred (Louise) Beardslee of Davenport Center, NY; Inda Beers (Victor - pre-deceased) of Mount Upton, NY, and Bertram (Judy) Beardslee of Walton, NY. Further surviving family include many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bob’s activities were numerous and included visiting his home away from home, the Neptune Diner where he enjoyed coffee, visiting and teasing with friends. He also enjoyed over the years horseshoes, bowling and working outdoors. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his beloved grandchildren, the little ones (Ethan, Madalynn and Zoey). Whether playing on the swing set or watching them play with toys they brought a smile to his face.
He will be missed by all and as only Bob could say it best “WHATEVER!”
In lieu of sending flowers, just stop by the Neptune Diner for a cup of coffee or donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main St., Franklin. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting http://www.bennettfh.com/
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.