Robert Kanar

Robert N. Kanar, Sr. Porter Corners, NY - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert N. Kanar, Sr., who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his entire loving family, on Wednesday July 17, 2013. He was 75. Born in Corinth Hospital in 1937, he was the son of the late Robert Howd Kanar and Elizabeth (Betty) Prosser Kanar. He married Sandra Lee (Corlew) Kanar in 1958 and resided in Porter Corners N.Y. his entire life. Bob attended both Porter Corners and Saratoga Springs City Schools. He worked at International Paper Co. in Corinth for many years. He also worked construction jobs with H.R. Schultz & W.J. Bokus. Bob and his wife purchased and ran The Greenfield General Store and Ice Cream Stand for 8 years. He also worked for The Town of Greenfield Highway Department, eventually becoming the Highway Superintendent before retiring. In recent years he worked for Saratoga Auto Body. Bob was of Methodist Faith and a member of The Greenfield Seniors. He was a life- long member of The Greenfield Fire District, Porter Corners Company #2- where he was recently given the distinction of Honorary Deputy Chief. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed being a member of The Little Snook Hunting Club. Bob spent most of his free time at his camp on Lake Ontario where he enjoyed fishing on his boat, The Sandra Lee. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the love of his life, Sandra Lee. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Sandra Kanar; his daughters Kelly (Duane) Hammond of Middle Grove, Rhonda (Gerald) Mahay of Middle Grove, Lohre (Rodney) Kanar-Bailey of Corinth and his son Robert B.J. (Jean) Kanar of Porter Corners; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friends Mark Guidon and Jennifer Utermark; his faithful canines Samson & Delilah and many close friends. In addition to his parents, Bob is predeceased by his sisters, Mildred (Billie) Bordeau, Linda Drumm and Susan Muller; a niece Leann Schaff and a nephew Caleb Drumm. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, with a fireman's service to begin at 7pm. Funeral services will be at 8pm at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Carol Miller, chaplain of the Greenfield District Fire Department. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. All of Bob's family and friends are welcome to join us in a celebration of his life on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 5pm. at the Porter Corners Fire House on Bockes Road. The family would like to thank The Greenfield Fire District, Saratoga Hospital, St. Peters Hospital and the Doctor and Staff of Doc Peacock's Greenfield Country Medicine for all their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Porter Corners Fire Company, 405 Bockes Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859. Online remembrances may be made at


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William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
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Published in The Saratogian on July 21, 2013