Robert “Bob” Spoor Sr.

Robert (Bob) Spoor Sr. comes home for his final rest in the Adirondack Mountains that he loved so much. On April 10, 2013, Bob passed away peacefully in Lakeland, Fla. with his wife and children by his side.

Bob was born Nov. 27, 1931 in Plattsburgh to Charles and Lena (LaBarge) Spoor. He lived in Piercefield and Tupper Lake as a young boy and man. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Tupper Lake. On Jan. 8, 2013 he celebrated 57 years of marriage to Christina (Robistow) Spoor. His family is daughter Dr. Darlene Spoor, husband Martin and grandchildren Raven and Phoenix; daughter Gina (Spoor) LaMonte, grandchildren Kenneth and Danielle, and great grandchildren Sienna, Evelynn and Kennedy; son Robert Jr. (Bob), wife Carol and grandchild Michael; and daughter Cindy (Spoor) Hoyt, husband Wesley and grandchildren Odessa and Klarissa. We all love him and miss him.

Bob worked in the Adirondack Mountains in the logging and construction industry then spent the last 22 years of his employment as a mechanic at Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake. He enjoyed living in Tupper Lake for most of his life, traveling the country in his RV and wintering in Florida.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and nature and was a great historical source for Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks. Donations in his name can be made to The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or 518-359-7800.

A graveside service will be held in June at the Gale Cemetery in Piercefield.