Robert Bennett

Obituary of Robert O. Bennett

Robert "Bob" O. Bennett, 91 of Fellows Road died on Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was born on May 24, 1928 in Albany and was the son of the late Robert Owen and Alice Ahl Bennett. He was educated in the Albany School system and was the husband of the late Eileen L. Robitaille Bennett, whom he married on April 19, 1952. Bob was a Harness Horse Trainer and Driver who worked in the sport for over 40 years. He was affectionately known as "Sonny" and "Red". He enjoyed flea markets who also was a live stock and cattle dealer. He was the devoted father of Robert O. (Joann) Bennett, Jr. of Halfmoon, Susan E. (Simon) Sherman of Ridgeland, MS, Jeffrey L (Deirdre) Bennett of Halfmoon and the late Timothy E. Bennett; brother of Owen (Pamela) Bennett of Latham, Ronald (Myrna) Bennett of MT and the late Wayne & Bruce Bennett; grandfather of Timothy (Natasha), Jennifer, Jeffrey, Jr. , Simon III and Abbey; great grandfather of Gracelyn; also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his late wife and son, Bob was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Joan Rexford. Funeral will be held on Friday at 7 pm in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065. Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm Friday in the funeral home. Interment will be private in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Watervliet, NY.
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Friday
7
February

FUNERAL SERVICE

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Friday, February 7, 2020
Gordon C. Emerick ​Funeral Home
1550 Route Nine
Clifton, New York, United States
(518) 371-5454
Friday
7
February

CALLING HOURS.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 7, 2020
Gordon C. Emerick ​Funeral Home
1550 Route Nine
Clifton, New York, United States
(518) 371-5454
Monday
10
February

INTERMENT

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Monday, February 10, 2020
St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 2
Watervliet, New York, United States
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