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Robert "Bob"  A.
Donaldson Sr.

April 14, 1943 – October 29, 2018

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Obituary for Robert "Bob" A. Donaldson Sr.

Robert “Bob” A. Donaldson, Sr., age 75, of Lake Clear, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at University of Vermont surrounded by his family

Born in Saranac Lake, NY on April 14, 1943, he was the son of Adrian and Emma (Perk) Donaldson.
Bob loved working and being in the woods. He also took great pride as everyone who knew him in his work. He enjoyed meeting new people, and was known for helping everyone out. Bob was proud of and enjoyed his family and being with them.

He survived by his wife Deborah (Jones) Donaldson of Lake Clear, two sons Robert (Tami) Donaldson, Jr of Saranac Lake and William (Rebecca Farnsworth) Donaldson of Saranac Lake, four daughters Patty (Darryl) McDonough of Lake Clear, Mary (Chris) LaClair of Belchertown, MA, Kelly Donaldson of Saranac Lake, Bonny (Bryan) Engelhardt of Denville, NJ, one step-daughter Eva (James) Stinson of Saranac Lake, one step son Joel Wit of Saranac Lake, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren two brothers Roger (Marion) Donaldson of Lake Clear and Richard (Beanie) Donaldson of Lake Clear, two sisters Beverly (Bob) Bruce of Myrtle Beach, SC and Carol (Brian) Howes of Moretown, VT. He is also survived by the mother of his six children Betty Donaldson of Saranac Lake and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be take place at 11:00 AM on Friday November 2, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, with Rev Eric Olsen officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will take place in Mt. View Cemetery in Gabriels.

Friends wishing to remember Bob may make memorial contributions to Hope Lodge or First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook atfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.

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When Thursday, November 1st, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Service Information

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 11:00am
Rev. Eric Olsen
First United Methodist Church
63 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Interment Information

Mountain View Cemetery
Route 86
Gabriels, NY 12939

Reception Information

First United Methodist Church
Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983