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November 15, 2012

Robert J. Fancher

Robert J. Fancher

STAMFORD — Robert J. Fancher, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. 

Born in Conesville on Jan. 22, 1929, he was son of the late William and Grace Roe Fancher. Bob was a lifelong resident of Conesville, and a graduate of Gilboa-Conesville Central School. He resided at Robinson Terrace for the past five years. He was an Army veteran, serving during the time of the Korean War. Bob worked at the former Manorkill Creamery. He was a farmer for many years, and worked as a truck driver, last employed by Riddell Brothers. Bob rode and showed horses, and was a hunter and fisherman.

Bob is survived by three children, Diane Williams (Jim), Douglas Fancher (Connie) and Daniel Fancher (Tami); one sister, Wilma Harty; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Doris Germond Fancher; his son, Robert Randall “Randy” Fancher; his granddaughter, Marcy Fancher; brother, Preston Fancher and sister, Beverly Hubbard.

A calling hour will be Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m., followed by burial in Manorkill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 will be appreciated. Light a candle at

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