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Robert J. Mattimore
August 28, 1937 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 82)

CROGHAN – Under the loving care of his family, Robert J. Mattimore, 82, of State Route 812, passed away Thursday night, June 18, 2020, at his home.

Robert was born on August 28, 1937, in Lowville to the late Francis R. and Iva M. McIntosh Mattimore.  He graduated from Father Leo Memorial School in 1956.  Bob worked at the A & P Store in Croghan while in school and after, from 1953-1958.  He then worked for the Croghan Meat Market from 1958 until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960.  He served in Germany as a Morse code radio operator.  After his discharge from the Army, he worked again for the Croghan Meat Market before accepting a position at Eddie’s Meat Market in Indian River beginning in 1999.  Two years later, he retired in 2001.

A communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, Robert joined the Knights of Columbus advancing to the rank of a Second-Degree Knight.  A member of Beaver River Memorial Post 1663, Croghan American Legion, he participated on the firing squad and at one time served as a commander.  Otherwise, he enjoyed helping his son with the deer farm, wintering with his wife in Lake Placid, Florida, going to camp, hunting, experiencing the outdoors, cutting wood, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by Arletha, his wife of nearly fifty-three years; five sons and their spouses:  Richard and Janine Mattimore, of Croghan, Donald Mattimore, and his companion, Nancy Catalina, of Croghan, Gary and Cassidy Mattimore, of Potsdam, David Mattimore and Brandi Lawson, of Syracuse, Terry and Amanda Mattimore, of Croghan; twelve grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two siblings, Jean Brownell, of Croghan, and Thomas and Joyce Mattimore, of North Syracuse; as well as by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by a sister, Mary McNeil, and three brothers, Raymond, William, and Donald Mattimore.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with Rev. Donald Manfred, Pastor, officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will take place in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.  A luncheon at the Croghan American Legion will immediately follow the burial.  Any food donations may be taken directly to the Croghan American Legion any time after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.  There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, New York  13327.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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