Robert O. Demarest
FUNERAL HOME
Wynantskill Funeral Home, LLC
294 Whiteview Rd
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Demarest, Robert O. WYNANTSKILL Robert O. Demarest, 81, passed away on May 9, 2021, at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Watervliet, he was the son of the late Omer Demarest and Mary Vollmer Demarest; and the loving husband to Ellen Hurley Demarest for 56 years. Robert was a longtime resident of Wynantskill and a graduate of Heatly High School in Green Island. Robert served in the New York National Guard, in the Special Forces Unit as a paratrooper in the Green Beret. He worked for the New York State Assembly as a maintenance mechanic when he retired, but for most years of his life for Grand Union warehouse in Waterford. He also served as a Rensselaer County deputy sheriff. Robert was an avid hunter since childhood. He enjoyed hunting, camping, yard work, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Watervliet Elks for over 40 years participating in the golf and dart leagues. In addition to his wife Ellen, Robert is survived by his children, Barbara (Shawn) Keough of Florida, Maryellen (Mickey) Carl of Wynantskill, David (Kimberly) Demarest of Wynantskill, and Robert (Deborah) Demarest of Wynantskill; his grandchildren, Andrew Leonard Jr., Christopher Leonard, Joseph Demarest, Samuel Demarest, and Jacob Demarest; his sisters-in-law, Carole Demarest and Marilyn (late William) Mayo; his brothers-in-law, Chriss Hurley and Michael (Deborah) Hurley; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother, Frederick Demarest. Family and friends are invited and may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at the Wynantskill Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Please note that social distancing, masks and occupancy limitations in the funeral home are required. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association: MDA, P.O. Box 7410354, Chicago, IL, 60674, or online at MDA.org Please visit www.wynantskillfh.com





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Published by Albany Times Union on May 12, 2021.
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May
14
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York 12198
May
14
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York 12198
May
14
Funeral service
7:00p.m.
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York 12198
May
14
Funeral service
7:00p.m.
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York 12198
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Ellen I am sincerely sorry for your loss. My thoughts are. with you and all of your family at this difficult time.
Mary Hernick
May 13, 2021
Ellen and Family: Bobby was a great Friend all through the years. I am very sorry for your loss.
Mike McNulty
May 12, 2021