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Robert R. Herrington

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Robert R. Herrington SCHAGHTICOKE Robert R. Herrington, 82, of Robe-Jan Farm, Bell Road, Schaghticoke, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at home after a long illness. Born at the Old Leonard Hospital in Troy, son of Olive Gage Herrington and Howard Paul Herrington. Bob was educated in Johnsonville and Hoosick Falls schools. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Jane Buckley Herrington; children, Judy Hoag and Terry of Hoosick Falls, Doug Herrington and Deb of Lansingburg, Janet Gaitor and Don Marpe of Schaghticoke, and Lee Herrington and Marcie of Schaghticoke. His siblings, Ken Herrington and Peg of Easton, Don Herrington and Lillian of Cambridge, Dave Herrington and Nan of Connecticut, and Betty Jane Bennett and Jim of Oswego; there are eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Janet. Bob was a founding member and first chief of both the Easton Volunteer Fire Company and the Hoosic Valley Volunteer Fire Company of which he was a member for 50 years. He was an avid sportsman and loved the wildlife on his farm. He drove school bus for Hoosic Valley Central School for 16 years and owned Robe-Jan Farm, Registered Holsteins, for 52 years until his death. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at FLYNN BROS., INC FUNERAL HOME, 80 Main Street, Greenwich, NY. A service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde McCaskill, pastor of the Hoosic Valley Community Church officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Easton Rural Cemetery Town of Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Powamppokonk Game Club, Hoosic Valley Fire Company, St. Peter's Hospice or to the charity of one's choice Online remembrances can be sent to www.flynnbrosinc.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 7, 2009
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