Robert J. Boyd



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Robert J Boyd Greece: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at age 96. Bob passed peacefully with his loving daughter holding his hand. He served proudly in the Navy as a Radio Operator during WWII. He retired from the New York State Department of Public Works after a long career as a Drill Rig Foreman. Predeceased by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Betty; son, Robert Jr; sister. Anita; granddaughter, Lisa. Bob will be greatly missed, he is survived by his daughter, Linda (Tom Clayton); grandchildren, Lindy Ann (Andre Wright), Jennifer Quinn (Brian Burroughs) and Tommy Clayton; great grandchildren, Diamond, Andre, Nia, Kia, Kasey, Lily, and Rose; great-great grandchildren, Zion and Melanie; friends and neighbors. No prior calling. His Memorial Service will be held Thursday (January 10th) at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment private. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Food Link, he always believed in helping his neighbors or the Greece public Library where he borrowed 100’s of books over the years, reading a book a day. Feel free to give to the charity of your choice, being the generous man he was he probably gave to it as well. For more information or to sign Robert’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Fred Amato on January 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Tom and Linda, we are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and blessing are with you and your family.

  2. Mary Ann Monley on January 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Your Dad and I became good friends when my Mother was at the Friendly Home with your Mother. He just made the experience so much better. Got everyone to their table, put out their napkins and was so positive and welcoming to all that he encountered. Janice Corea was also there at the same time with her Mother. My Mother loved your Dad too. I am so sorry for your loss. What a great gentleman.

  3. Kerry and Bill Zimmerman on January 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Linda and Tom, we are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. I have so many good memories from being at your house when we were small and it was so nice to meet up with him later in life. .He was an amazing guy!
    We are unable to be at the service tomorrow but will be there in spirit.
    May the Lord bless you during this difficult time.

  4. Janice and Carey Corea on January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Linda, Your father was such a caring and loving man. Vicki and I remember him greeting us in the doorway as we settled my mother into The Friendly Home. That was the beginning of ‘a beautiful friendship’. The loving care he gave your mom I will never forget. Not only did he brighten Tarpa’s day, residents and staff, but he helped Carey’s Aunt Angie everyday at the dining table. His kindness, generosity and bright smile will never be forgotten. I will miss him dearly but take comfort that he is with your dear mother and family. Our Deepest Condolences.

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