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Robert "Bob" Donaldson Sr

April 14, 1943 — October 29, 2018

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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Friday, November 2, 2018

First United Methodist Church

63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Mountain View Cemetery

New York 86, Gabriels, NY 12939

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First United Methodist Church

Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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