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Robert Esser

Robert M. "Bob" Esser

Sunday, August 1st, 1954 - Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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Obituary

CLIFTON PARK Robert “Bob” Esser, 64 of Clifton Park passed away peacefully on December 26, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Bob was the beloved husband of 22 years to Carol Benoit. He was the cherished father of Abigail Ramsay and Jeffrey Esser and proud grandfather of Aiden and Riley Ramsay. He is survived by his parents, Frank R. and Virginia Esser and sisters Tricia Brett (Larry), Maribeth Fargnoli (John McAteer), Susan Lavine, and Nancy Jo Phelan (Brian). Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

In 2015, Bob retired from National Seating and Mobility as a wheelchair seating specialist. He was dedicated to helping those most in need, especially children with limited mobility. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed hiking, rock and ice climbing, and kayaking. Bob was an avid runner having completed four marathons. He loved spending time in the Adirondacks and on Cape Cod sharing time at his vacation home with family and friends. One of his greatest joys was listening to the Grateful Dead and playing guitar. Bob loved “jamming” with his friends as the lead guitarist in their band.

A Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 10 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Assoc., PO Box 55071 #15530, Boston, MA 02205-5071 or to St. Peter’s Community Hospice Inn, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Edward the Confessor Church
    Address
    569 Clifton Park Center Rd.
    CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065
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    Officiant
    Rev. Patrick J. Butler

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Ron Marshall

Posted at 09:48pm
Dear Carol, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Although I've only known Bob and you for only a few years since you bought your Cape house I really enjoyed our conversations and our discussions about.Cape Cod. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Ron Marshall
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Peggy English

Posted at 05:05pm
Dear MaryBeth and Family,

I am so sorry for your family. May your brother rest in peace and I hope your memories will help ease the sorrow you are feeling.
Love,
Peggy English
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Jeanne LaVoie

Posted at 02:26pm
Dear Carol, We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, David & Jeanne LaVoie

Posted at 02:12pm
I am fortunate to count Bob as a friend. Our paths first crossed in Our Lady of Victory School, and over the years there were many memorable adventures: fishing trips, when Mr. Esser would take Bob, Dan and me to Tomhannock Reservoir at 0-dark-thirty; vacation in Maine; many nights playing hockey on the Esser’s ice rink; and Bob helping renovate my first house in Troy. I am glad for the times we shared. Hail and farewell old friend!
John Ciannamea
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Tracy Sawyer

Posted at 03:18pm
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I understand he went through many struggles over the last year. I had the opportunity to work with Bob for many years, obtaining equipment for clients at Sunnyview. He will certainly be missed.
My sympathies are with you. Please know that your family and Bob are in the thoughts of many.

Sincerely,
Tracy Sawyer
Physical Therapist
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
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Photo Album

At our Halloween gig - yes that is Bob in disguise
His trusted sherpa.
The band!
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