Francis Robert

Francis P. Robert

Sunday, June 27th, 1943 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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TROY Francis P. Robert, 77, of Hudson Ave. died suddenly Saturday August 1, 2020. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Leo and Mildred Harold Robert.

Francis was employed as a welder for a number of years at the former Allegheny Ludlum Steel Co. later Al Tech Specialty Steel. After his retirement from there he went to HVCC and received his Associates Degree. He had also worked as a butcher and worked at the General Electric Schenectady in his earlier years. More recently he was employed at the Capital District Regional Off Track Betting Office in Albany.

He was a veteran of the US Navy and served as a Boatswain Mate on the USS Antares from 1960-64. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union and the AERIE of Eagles in Lansingburgh. He enjoyed fishing and playing video games in his spare time. Always willing to help a neighbor in need he was generous with his time and talents for those who were in need of help.

He was the husband of the late Barbara Ruskie Robert who died in 2009. He is the father of Curt J. Robert (Nancy) of Wilmington, NC, Dale J. Robert (Maria) of Troy, Susan Singleton (Edmund) of Stillwater and the late Tina M. Robert. He is the brother of Vivian Schabhetl (Bob), Leo Robert (Nancy), Mark, Michael and Fred Robert all of Troy, Douglas Robert (Mary) of Pittstown, Joe Robert (Linda) of Waterford, Mary Caprood (Dan) of Schaghticoke, Carol Robert of Rochester and the late Mildred Thibodeau and Philip Robert. 4 Grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Private committal services with Military Honors will be held at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Pleasantdale Fire Department, 1178 River Rd., Troy, NY 12182 or Waterford Fire Department, 315 Middletown Rd., Waterford, NY 12188.
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    Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    200 Duell Rd
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  • Christian Cross
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • United Steelworkers of America
  • US Navy


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Posted at 02:49pm
To Franks family, I was very saddened to hear of his passing and so tragically. I will always remember what a good friend he was to my sister Dorothy and to many others. Frank was a kindhearted generous soul. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers for the family as they face the tough road ahead. God bless RIP Frank.

Vivian Schabhetl

Posted at 05:47pm
Frank was a wonderful brother and he was there in times of need. He always knew how to make me laugh. He was very courageous. I was blessed to have him in my life. He inspired me to be the best that I could be.

Steve Valcik and family

Posted at 01:28am
So very sorry for your loss Susan and family. May God ease your pain through thoughtful memories.
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