Tivoli - Robert Bryan Waterhouse, 55, of Tivoli, NY, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Robert was born on June 30, 1963, in Manhasset, NY, son of Robert and Regina Waterhouse of Tivoli, NY. He lived in Levittown before moving to Tivoli in 1972, where he has lived ever since.
Robert graduated from Red Hook High School in 1982, and later attended Springfield College, where he competed on the wrestling team.
After his son Colin was born in 1992, Robert was a loving, stay-at-home father. In 1997, he began working at the Dutchess County Sheriff's Department, where he eventually advanced to the rank of Lieutenant. Over the years, he developed his talent for training and teaching; his specialties included correctional emergency response, and instruction in both firearms and chemical agents.
As a lifelong learner, he was passionate about many interests, including gourmet cooking, motorcycles, and his family.
Robert is survived, in addition to his parents, by his wife Kathy Ford of Tivoli; son Colin Waterhouse of California; his stepson Jeremy DeLong, his wife Nancy, and their son Canyon, all of Oregon; his brothers John and Michael Waterhouse of Tivoli, and Jim (Kristin) Waterhouse of Brooklyn; his extended family, colleagues, and a community of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Harris Smith Post #524 American Legion Hall, 8 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli, NY 12583. At the conclusion of services, visiting hours will continue at Harris Smith Post until 7 pm. As per the family's wishes, please come in comfortable, casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com
Published by Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 1, 2018.