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Robert W. Graves

Robert W. Graves, 57, of South Otselic, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at his home.

Bob was born in Norwich, NY on December 18, 1951, a son of Kenneth and Marie Wilcox Graves. For twenty years he was employed by W.F. Saunders Sand and Gravel and was a member of the Teamster's Union Local 317. Bob loved his New York Yankees and was especially fond of his pets, Ben, Gizmo, Crackers, Short, and Max. He loved his family and all of his friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marjorie Benson Graves of S. Otselic; his children, Kristy (Timothy) Gulbin of Ohio and Robert (KathyJo) Graves of S. Otselic; and his grandchildren, Kelsea Graves, Kailee, Madison, and Emma Gulbin. He also leaves behind his mother, Marie Graves, of S. Otselic; a sister, Kim (Derek) Smith of S. Plymouth; an uncle, Gene (Rosemary) Wilcox of DeRuyter; a brother-in-law, Ricky Benson of Beaver Meadow; a nephew, Joshua Smith of S. Plymouth; his mother-in-law, Betty Benson of Beaver Meadow; and several aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Graves, and his father-in-law, Coolidge Benson.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bob may be made to the S. Otselic Emergency Squad, S. Otselic, NY 13155. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY.

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Bobby was a great friend to my entire family and he will be sadly missed. Prayers and thought are with Bobby and his family.

Harry E. Cruikshank Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Bobby years ago and thought he was a very kind man. The whole family is very nice.I hope their pain is over quickly. God Bless you all!

Wendi Lapuszynski Stone Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Robby and Kathy Jo,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.


Mary Hutchings Sanford Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

sorry to hear of Bobby's passing he has been a friend for so many years Marjorie if i can do any thing let me know Bernie + Peggy Duke + Glen Naber

Bernard J Naber Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are very sorry your brother has left this earth for his heavenly father. May your memories of his life with you help you thru this difficult time.

Dianne and Mo Raphael Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Bobby was one of a kind.Always giving and doing for someone else and never enough for himself.. A great friend and coonhunter throughout the years..RIP Bobby and my thoughts are with his whole family.Margie, Kristi, Rob and Marie..and everyone..We have alot of great memories with you guys!

Cherie, Randy, Jerri and Jason Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

To the Family of Bobby Graves,

He was "Bobby" when I first knew him and so it will always be in my memories of him. It's been so many years since Bobby was a part of my life, though I haven't forgotten how he saved the day for me, more than once. His heart was not physically healthy, though emotionally it was big and kind, with room for all. He was a good man, all around, dedicated husband, father and grandfather, son and friend. I had to smile, when I heard of his last wishes, knowing he was still the Bobby I knew.

Though I could not mourn by your side, I was with you in sorrow.

Remember him with love and pride. He deserves it.


Kathleen Wilcox Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM