Robert Conner Sr., a longtime resident of Ellenville, passed away in the comfort of his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was 95 years old. Robert was born on November 27, 1925 in Accord, NY; he was the son of Celeste (Hendrickson) and Raymond Conner Sr.
Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during WWII and Korea. His last assignment was aboard the USS TAPPAHANNOCK (AO 43). Prior to his honorable discharge, Robert married the love of his life Agnes (Porter) Conner. Agnes has since predeceased him.
Robert retired from New York State Department of Corrections where he worked in Custodial Maintenance for many years. In his spare time Robert was a self-employed stone mason. He was also a life member of Kimble Hose.
Robert is survived by his children, Kathleen Williams and her husband Donald, Bonnie Carpenter and her husband Mike, Agnes Gath Vesely and Robert Conner Jr. and his fiancé Lorry Janis; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Robert is predeceased by his daughter, Pamela Jean Conner and his siblings, Rachel, Raymond, Louis, James, Mildred and Mabel.
A graveside service will be held at Fantinekill Cemetery followed by a celebration of his life in the spring. Date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060
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