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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Saturday February 15th, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Saturday February 15th, 2020

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Robert L. Eccleston

Robert L. Eccleston, 89, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, NY, while surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in McDonough, NY, on October 2, 1930, the son of the late Leon and Irene Rackett Eccleston.  A lifelong resident of this area, he had owned and operated a dairy farm in Pitcher for 20 years.  He retired from the Cincinnatus Central School after 36 years of service.  He also served as president and caretaker for the Taylor Rural Cemetery for several years and spent many hours as a volunteer for RSVP and the Willet-Cincinnatus Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Boise Eccleston; and his daughters, Dawn (Baudel) Martinez and Yvonne (Richard) Parizo, all of Florida.  He also leaves behind his stepchildren, Janice (Richard) Sloan of Harford, Linda (Mitchel) Eccleston of Cincinnatus, Connie (Larry) McFarland of FL, and Christine Aiken of Cincinnatus; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Ivan L. Eccleston, in 1968; a grandson, Robert “Robbie” Martinez; brothers, Gerald, Dewey, Clifford and Llewelyn; and sisters, Mary, Betty, and Elsie.

Memorial services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Jeanne Angell officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Taylor Rural Cemetery.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service at 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bob may be directed to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

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Dawn and Yovann so sorry for your loss .Your Daddy was such a wonderful kind man .I think of you often.love to all of you.Cathy Corrigan Gingrich.

Cathy Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM

He was a good man, many many memories of good times when
I was growing up and spending time with Ivan on the farm in Pitcher, And memories since

Harlan Pudney Jr Feb 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Eccleston

Dawn Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Eccleston

Grant & Lori Preston Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Eccleston

Tony Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dawn- was so sorry to hear about your Dad- I know we were related, but what I remember most about him was how patient he was as our bus driver. Anyway, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Sally Fish Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss thought are with you and the family

Shirley Rackett Nichols Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, I will always remember the time Uncle Bob came to save us from a faulty heater while I was babysitting Chris' kids. He was always there when he was needed. With great sympathy.

Korena (Gates) Onyper Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Eccleston

Wendell and Carolyn Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

Remember Ivan & I stacking hay on the wagon while Uncle Bob is bailing with his John Deere A. Think of the imagine often and smile. Wonder what the two of them are doing right now? Gonna miss ya Uncle Bob. God Bless.

Greg Eccleston Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

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