Robert W. Davenport



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Greece: Thursday, December 11, 2008. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley Davenport; longtime companion, Betty Pasternak. Survived by his sons, Robert J. (Sandra) Davenport, Thomas J. Davenport; brothers, James R. (Mary) Davenport, William J. (Elizabeth) Davenport; sister, Phyllis Davenport; nieces and nephews, Duane, Dawn, Sean, Susan & John; grand nieces and nephews; many loving friends. Robert was a retiree of the Rochester City Fire Department after 29 years of service. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Friends may call Monday 6-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. Friends may call Tuesday 10-11 AM where Robert’s Funeral Service will follow Tuesday 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the funeral home. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice in his memory.


  1. John Osborn on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    A fond farewell to my client and friend . . . .

  2. Dr.William Schoepfel and staff on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Tom, We are very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and will be sadly missed. He was always a pleasure to have in our office. You take care of yourself.

  3. Eileen Rulli on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I only recently met Bob and only had about 3 or 4 conversations with him. He told me about his life and his loves. He spoke of the fire department and his summer home. I was sad to learn he was so ill. He generously gave me a copy of the book that he wrote. I will never forget Bob and his family will be in my prayers. Eileen

  4. Deacon Eugene Edwards, Chaplain, RFD Protectives on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our sincere condolences to the family, and our thanks for his outstanding service to the people of Rochester as a member of the Rochester Fire Department. He will be sorely missed!

  5. Pamela Thoren on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Bob’s family, You have my sympathy on the passing of your loved one, Bob. Sincerely, Pam Thoren

  6. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. J. DeGrave (Ron & Marge) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Well done, good and faithful servant’

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