Robert Patnode

Obituary of Robert F. Patnode

Robert F. Patnode, 89, formerly of Brand Hollow Road, Peru, NY, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Altona, July 11, 1930, the son of Frank and Gladys (Smart) Patnode. Bob grew up on his father's farm in Altona and attended Altona High School. Bob married Louella "Lou" Patnode on her birthday, October 10, 1949 at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. She predeceased him August 5, 2007, following 57 years of marriage. He worked for Imperial Wallcoverings in Plattsburgh for 28 years before retiring. Prior to that, he had driven moving trucks cross-country for Mayflower. Bob was heavily involved in volunteer work being an Honorary Life Member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #7273 in Peru. He delivered meals for the Clinton County Home Delivered Meals Program starting in 1995 providing meals to what became many friends he made along his routes. He continued delivering for 18 years until he was 83. He would say that "I think I get more than I give by volunteering." Bob had many interests and hobbies, but his favorite ones involved his family. He always enjoyed family cookouts and gatherings, spending many summer Sundays around the pool with his sons and their families. He went on multiple cruises with Steve and his family, as well as full family gatherings in beach houses in Virginia Beach. Bob was always active, often being spotted at the gym well past his 80th birthday. He loved working in his woodshop, spending hours crafting toys, toy boxes and birdhouses that would be given to friends and family members. He enjoyed racing of all types, having worked on a pit crew at Airborne in his younger years. He enjoyed attending NASCAR races as well as always finding time to be involved in his son's and grandson's motocross racing. To those who knew him, Bob will always be remembered as someone who was always a friend who would do whatever he could to help others. Left to cherish the memory of Bob are, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven Patnode and companion Clara McDaniel of Wimauma, Florida, Stewart and Jacqueline Patnode of Plattsburgh, Timothy and Carol Patnode of Peru; his brother, Ralph Patnode of Plattsburgh; grandchildren, Alex, Katelin, Jesse, Joshua, Justin, Maggie, Derrick, Ryan and Curtis Patnode; and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Patnode; sisters, Joanne and Anita; brothers, Leonard, Lawrence and also Clarance, who fought and died for our Country in WWII. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 4 to 6 pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11 am at St. Augustine's Church in Peru with Rev. Alan D. Shnob, parish priest, celebrating. Burial will be held at a later date in the parish cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States


11:00 am
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
St. Augustine's Church
Main Street
Peru, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Augustine's Cemetery
Main Street
Peru, New York, United States
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