Robert Lawyer Sr.

BERNE Robert Lawyer Sr., 76, Father, Pop, Daddy, Grampy, and Poppy. The Bear went over the mountain to see what he could see on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 after a short illness.

Bob was born at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady to the late Ford and Ruth Lawyer. He lived in Schoharie and Altamont before making his last residence in Berne. Bob graduated with high honors from Altamont High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Lawyer Excavation and loved his work. He was a member of the Boyd Hilton VFW and Helderberg American Legion in Altamont.

Bob was a great father, a better friend and a man who had love for everyone.

He is survived by his children, Karen Lynne Wagner and her husband Fred, Robert Lawyer Jr. and his wife Lori, James Schager, Sharon Knapp and her husband Nelson, Joey Tubbs and his wife Rhondalyn, Shirley Waite and her husband Dennis; and his 12 grandchildren who he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter Jane, his wonderful wife, Gladys and an infant sister.

A funeral service will be held Friday at noon at the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.

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