Raecke, Robert E. DUANESBURG Mr. Robert E. Raecke, 60, of Duanesburg, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 in Northumberland, N.Y. A native of Auburn, N.Y., Robert was the son of Otto A. and Esther L. Raecke. A graduate of Auburn East High School, he had attended Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. For the past several years he was employed with MMC Millwork, Albany, N.Y. A devoted fan of the sport of sky diving, he was a master level teacher and had well over 9,000 jumps to his credit. His second passion was hiking, especially in the Adirondacks. Robert is survived by his sisters, Carol R. Nolan, Auburn, N.Y., and Judith Raecke, Seattle; nieces, Theresa (Kevin) Mahoney, Auburn, N.Y., and Molly (Edwin) Hood, Dillon, Colo.; nephew, Timothy (Gail) Nolan, Auburn; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, M. Jeanne Brooks, and a niece, Beth Nolan. A celebration of Bob's life will be held Sunday, September 25, 2011 at noon at the Midway Fire Department, 1956 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205. Memorials may be made to your local library, Red Cross or Salvation Army. Arrangements are with Farrell's Funeral Service Inc., 84 South St., Auburn, N.Y.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 23, 2011