Robert Train



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Greece: June 20, 2010. Bob passed away with his family by his side after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Bob was a wonderful husband, an exceptional father and a beloved brother. An avid sports fan, he followed his daughters’ sports careers and his ‘Stros. Bob graduated from MIT with a bachelors and masters degree in chemical engineering. Predeceased by his parents, George and Frances Train, niece Laura Blackburn, nephew Stephen Blackburn and brother-in-law John T. Manning. Survived by his bride of thirty years, Kathleen, daughters, Dr. Meghan K. Train, and Erin, seven brothers and sisters: Marnie (John) Higgins, George (Laura) Train, Peter (Helana) Train, Kathryn (Robert) Blackburn, Susan Hart, Linda (Robert) Chamberlin, Christopher (Maureen) Train, mother-in-law Catherine Manning, brother-in-law Joseph (Jackie) Manning, Jim (Carol) Manning, sister-in-law Flossy (Chuck) Moffe, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Our family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Joseph Delehanty, URMC , a trusted and compassionate friend and physician. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church. Private interment. If you would like to make a contribution in Bob’s memory, please consider the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Rochester , NY14623-2860, the Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Avenue Rochester, NY 14621, March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 or the Laura and Stephen Blackburn Scholarship Fund, c/o Penfield School Scholarship Fund, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526


  1. Terri Davies on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bob was such a sweet and friendly man. I remmeber he always had a smile and a warm hello when talking with him. I know how much he was loved by his family, and how proud he was of them. No one can fill that void, but I hope the memories of him help…

  2. Janet Schomske on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Train family, I’m so sorry to hear the news of Bo’s passing.Although no one would want him to suffer,it does always make us wonder why God takes someone so young.I guess he will have a lot of family to keep him company in heaven.My sincerest condolences. Janet Schomske,one of Stephen and Laura’s nurses

  3. Jocelyn Discher Ault on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Train Family, Some of you I have met and most I have not. I have not seen Bob in over 30 years but there are no comments contained in the condolences that don’t fit the young man I knew in high school and college. His laugh was always a gift and his passion for all sorts of competition (sports certainly included) made for no dull moments around him. I will keep you in my prayers. He will be with you always, just a dimension away as his is now with his father.

  4. Lisa Quasti on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Erin, My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother and your sister. I wish you comfort at this time of loss, and peace in time. Lisa

  5. Candy Sleeman on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sooy to hear of Bob’s passing. I want to let you know what special people you are and always will be. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Candy ( The Retreat)

  6. Karen and Wade Cobb on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Kathleen, Meghan and Erin we are praying that you find comfort in knowing that Bob/your Dad has found true peace. We will all miss him dearly but he will live on forever in our hearts and our memories. He was a special man who touched so many lives…his smile and his laugh is forever etched our my minds. We love you! With sincere sympathy, Wade and Karen Cobb

  7. Carol Sassone on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Kathy and Family, My heart goes out to you at this time. Bob was a very nice man. Please accept my condolences. Carol Sassone

  8. Elyse and Tim Whitcher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Kathy, Meghan and Erin, We want you to know that we share in your sadness. Always know that Bob will live on in those he touched throughout his life. He is present every day in his two beautiful daughters, and a part of him is present every day in our daughters, especially Michelle. Bob and Kathy were like second parents to Michelle, always encouraging her and showing her, through example and love, how to be courageous and caring and to have a strong character. Bob touched her life and is an important part of who she is today. We will always be grateful for that. We send you our love and prayers.

  9. Deborah Genrich on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Kathy: I was saddened to read of your loss. Your husband sounds like he was a very special man and I’m sure you will cherish many special memories. My ‘heart’felt sympathies to you and your family. Deborah Genrich

  10. Emily Yaniszewski on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My heart aches for such a tragic loss. The Train’s have been my second family for over 15 years. Mr. Train was an extraordinary man and an incredible father. I am forever grateful for his advice, knowledge, and wisdom he has shared over the years. He has my promise that I will always be a best friend to Meg and big sister to Erin. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Train for raising such incredible girls. Love you all.

  11. carol mcnamara on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time .

  12. Sally & Patti (Pilgrim) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts are with your family, we will keep you in our prayers.

  13. James & Carol Manning on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We’ll always remember Bob – husband to Kathleen, our sister, father to Megahan and Erin, a fan of the Houston Astros, a good brother to all his brothers & sisters, a respected uncle and friend to many in Rochester & Elmira, NY. We will miss him dearly and to his comfort – we’ll watch over Kathleen, Meghan & Erin. God Speed, Bob – We love you!

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