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Robert T. Saplin

Robert T. Saplin, 64, of Killawog, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, NY, following an extended illness.

Born in Delaware on August 12, 1952, Bob was the son of the late Herman and Hilda Oakley Saplin.  A longtime resident of the area, he was a 1970 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and worked as the head groundskeeper at Maple Hill Golf Course, Marathon, NY, for 34 years.

He is survived by his children, Misty (Jonathan) Schultes, of Tulsa, OK, John Saplin of Cortland, and Cliff (Roxanne) Saplin of Killawog.  He also leaves behind a grandson, C.J. Saplin; and his sister, Sandra (Douglas “Butch”) Vosburg of Cincinnatus; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Evelyn Schultes, and a brother, Francis “Bucky” Saplin.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service.


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I was so sad to hear of the passing of one of my classmates and friends. My heart goes out to your family and I hope everyone will remember your wonderful smile and sense of humor and know that you are now at peace. You will forever live in our hearts, Bob.

Marlea Blanchard Ellis (Class of 1970) Oct 23 2016 12:00 AM

Bob was very much loved by everyone in our family.We so enjoyed his visits. He came down and stayed with my husband who died just over a year ago. He kept in contact with all of us however he thoroughly enjoyed visiting with my sister. They had been close friends for a number of years. Our loss...Heaven's gain!!!!

Jan Mong Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

What a privilege it was to have Bob in our lives. We are saddened by this lose, yet rejoicing in his peace. Our prayers and sympathies to his children and their families.

Steve and Lora Hovis Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

My best friend throughout school. From him not catching the ball I threw to him (that he failed to catch) in third grade. That one went through the classroom door window.
Then high school days that we will not share as I have grandchildren that can read this. I saw Bob in Marathon at a game when my kids were school age. What a new person he was, but we still shared laughs and were comfortable sitting and talking.
I will always call you my best friend Tomato Worm.

Jeffrey Davis Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss

lynn m. wood Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

My family, I, and other of his PA friends/acquaintances are saddened at this time of separation...We know, however, that Bob is at peace and pain and suffering have ceased...He knew His Savior for which I am grateful...We will miss this wonderful Friend...God Bless All!

Jonette Wiles Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your family's loss of Robert. I'll always remember his great smile! Sincerely, Joann Parker

Joann Eaton Parker Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

RIP friend, classmate and kind soul. I will remember you and the fun we had together as youths. But my lasting memory will be of the man you became. My condolences to your family Bob. You were to young to be taken.

Chuck Flint Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

patti phelps Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. I remember him from the lapeer church. A good man now resting in his Lord's arm.

Travis E Rowe Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

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