Mabeus, Robert J. Jr. STEPHENTOWN Robert J. "Bobby" Mabeus Jr. (known to many as Long Hair Bob), 54, of Browns Road, died on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Berkshire Medical Center after being stricken at his home. Born in Albany on October 7, 1958, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Catherine L. Shuhart Mabeus. He was the former husband of the late Ulrike A. Hoppe Mabeus who died on June 26, 2013. They were married in Germany on July 15, 1979. Bob lived in Stephentown for three years, moving from East Nassau. A 1978 graduate of Colonie Central High School, Bob enlisted into the United States Army where he served at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and Schweinfurt, Germany from 1978 until his honorable discharge in 1980. He worked primarily as a construction laborer and most recently at the Speedway Diner in West Lebanon. Bob had a profound love for music, especially heavy metal, and attended countless concerts over the years. In the 1990s, he sang in a local metal band called "Pagan." Over the summers, Bob could usually be found swimming in the Kinderhook Creek at Black Bridge. He was wonderful with animals and babies. He also enjoyed model cars. Bob leaves his daughter, Melanie C. (Jeremy) Evans; grandchildren, Molly Cardamone and Jack Evans of Averill Park; his brother and best friend, John C. Mabeus of East Nassau; his two sisters, Mary Grace (Glenn) Monuteaux of Schodack and AnnMarie Mabeus of New Lebanon; nieces and nephews, Cassie Swearingin, Jamieann Mabeus, Jessica Mabeus, Robert J. Mabeus III, Kairi Groves, and Jaydon Mabeus; and his cat, Jasper. There will be no formal services. A family picnic will be held at a later date to celebrate Bob's life. To remember Bob in a special way in lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Samuel S. Stratton V.A. Medical Center Volunteer Services in care of Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, PO Box 9, Stephentown, NY 12168. The family would like to thank the staff and counselors of the Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany for all of the love and support shown to Bob through the years.
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 13, 2013