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Robert Patinka

Obituary of Robert Patinka

Robert PatinkaPlattsburgh - Robert Patinka, 78, of the Irish Settlement Road, Plattsburgh, died Monday November 2, 2009, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side.Robert was born in Johnson City, NY, November 6, 1930, the son of Paul and Susan (Mereck) Patinka.Robert traveled throughout the world while serving in the U.S. Navy for 11 years from 1947-1958; he was a proud member of the Seabees. Robert transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1958, retiring in 1967 as a Master Sergeant. After retirement he owned and operated Bob's Salvage for over 40 years. He was a member of the Peru VFW Post 309. Robert married Barbara Ann (Ashe) on July 24, 1959, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Robert enjoyed auto racing, car shows, and working in his garage. He also liked cooking and always appreciated a "nice ham" and a good apple pie. He was an internet guru, who thoroughly enjoyed scouring eBay for a good deal. He was also an avid collector of all things. He led an active life, which included bicycling with his grandchildren; and he was a spirited mall walker. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and everyone who knew him. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann (Ashe), and beloved dog Molly. Children, Robert, Patrick, Debra and her husband Roland Voyer. Grandchildren, Candice and her husband William Eckler, Robert and his fiance Cynthia Decker, Brittany and her companion Christopher Roberts. Brothers, Norman and his wife Dorothy, and Phillip and his wife Janie. Sisters, Olga Sevic, Marie and her husband Fred Vonholzen, Sandra and her husband Jerry Schaffer, and Pauline and her husband Walter Arnold.Robert was predeceased by his parents, brothers Paul, John and Raymond, sisters Susan Dobandi and Jenny Cardone, and brother-in-law John Sevick. Robert's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the Morrisonville EMS, Dr. Hausrath, and the CVPH Medical Center staff for their exceptional care and support. At Robert's request services will be private and at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to the Morrisonville EMS. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home