Meeson, Robert "Bob" William Jr. TROY Robert "Bob" William Meeson Jr., age 70, of Watervliet and Troy, passed away from COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 5:15 p.m. at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Born on June 22, 1950, to Robert W. Meeson and Eleanor M. (Michoian), Bob led a life driven by kindness and generosity that touched many people in the Capital Region and beyond. With experience serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Postal Service, running his own home inspection business, and upbringing in St. Peter's Armenian Church, Bob was always able to connect with people of all walks of life. He could be found making friends anywhere he went - live music events, state parks, casinos, beaches, grocery stores. His curious and gentle nature always got people to talk and smile, solidifying his role as the life of every party. Bob especially enjoyed watching his favorite band Blue Hand Luke, the N.Y. Giants, and listening to the sounds of the all-time great artists such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin. One of his many hobbies included extensive research into his family tree with roots dating back to the lower Hudson Valley into the 1800s. Bob leaves behind a legacy of love, and is survived by his four children: son, Lance Meeson of Ballston Lake and his son Lance Myles Meeson; daughter, Melanie Meeson (Scott Peconie) of Amsterdam, and her daughter Alex Rinehimer; son, Bobby Meeson of Reston, Va.; and daughter, Blair Meeson of Troy; his wife Sheila Meeson of Troy; as well as his sister Sharon Pauley of Watervliet; and mother Eleanor (Michoian) Meeson of Watervliet. He was proceeded in death by his father, Robert Meeson Sr.; and by his beloved grandson Garrett Meeson. Due to the health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public funeral services for Bob. For online condolences please visit mcdonaldandsonfuneralhome.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 3, 2021.