Robert L. Whitbeck Jr.
Whitbeck, Robert L. Jr. COEYMANS HOLLOW Robert L. Whitbeck Jr. passed away at the age of 90 on December 20, 2020. Born in Ravena, Bob lived his adult life in Coeymans Hollow. He was the son of the late Robert L. Sr. and Phebe Whitbeck. Bob was a professional truck driver and was very proud of his many years of driving without a chargeable accident. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Coeymans Hollow Volunteer Fire Department. Bob enjoyed gatherings with family and friends, camping, hunting, gardening, making maple syrup in the spring of the year and country music. He was a self-taught musician and played in several bands over the years. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice W. Whitbeck. Survivors include his daughter, Donna (Fred) Clark; daughter-in-law, Terry Whitbeck; grandson, Todd (Dawn) Clark; granddaughter, Kaitlin Clark; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Galewaler, JD, Owen and Ellie Clark; sisters, Phebe Archibald and Aleta (Bill) Lyons; sister-in-law, Naomi Keir; brother-in-law, Olin Bleau and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his son, Robert L. Whitbeck III; and sisters, Marilyn Anderson, M. Jacquelin Bleau and Dorothea Backlund. All services were held privately at the convenience of the family. The family would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Robert to Senior Projects of Ravena, Delivered Meal Program, 9 Bruno Blvd., Ravena, NY, 12143 or Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O, Box 8, Coeymans Hollow, NY, 12046.



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Published by Albany Times Union on Dec. 27, 2020.
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Sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. My condolences to the family. I remember Bob getting a haircut at my father´s barbershop at least every 2 weeks. He liked my father, and my father considered him a good friend and valued customer. My sympathies.
Sandy DeBacco - Son of Perry DeBacco the Barber
December 29, 2020
I´ve know man Mr. Whitbeck pretty much all of my life and he will always have a place in my heart. I will always think fondly of him playing guitar at the little red school house Christmas program. I now live on the road bearing his last and will think of him every day
Charlotte Quenneville
December 27, 2020
Donna & Family, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing when Stacey sent me a message about it. I loved our family time together when we were younger camping at Fish Creek. Your parents would always great me with a smile and a hug whenever I'd run into them in Ravena. May you find comfort in knowing they are together again and with family & friends that went before him. Thinking of the whole Whitbeck family during this difficult time. Sincerely,
Debbie Wallace Davis
December 27, 2020