Obituaries - Robert Gaylord, December 21st 2012

NORWICH  Robert W. Gaylord, 81, of Norwich, and long time NYSEG employee, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012 in the Bassett Hospital of Cooperstown.

Born on July 10, 1931 in Geneva, New York, Bob was the son of Harold and Helen Hagg Gaylord. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1949. Following his graduation he entered the United States Army. He served his country in the Korean War, having fought at the famous battle of Chosin Reservoir. Upon completion of his military obligation in September 1952, Bob embarked on a long career with NYSEG, retiring as foreman of the gas department in the Norwich area in 1993.

In 1957, Bob married Geraldine Rolfe Gaylord, who survives. Bob, Jerri and his children moved to Norwich in 1974.

A low key sort of person, Bob enjoyed his home and taking care of his yard. In later years he could often be seen on many of his long daily walks around the City of Norwich with walking stick in hand. He enjoyed spending many summers at Indian Lake in the Adirondacks with his family. Bob and Jerri spent several winters in Dunedin, Florida where they made many new friends and rekindled old friendships. He was also a member in good standing of the American Legion Winnek Post #396 in Geneva.

Besides his wife Jerri of Norwich, he is survived by his daughter Kimberley A. Caputo of Norwich, a nurse at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, his son Jeffrey Robert Gaylord an attorney in New York City, and his wife Cindy of Chatham, N.J., his sisters Gretchen Griffin of Schenectady and Margaret Ann Smith of Yuma, AZ. Also surviving are his grandchildren Virginia Gaylord and Jessica and Abigail Caputo. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his loving sister Virginia and brother Don.

A funeral service for Bob will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Nancy Hale, pastor of the Broad Street United Methodist Church of Norwich, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Sand Hill Cemetery of Geneva.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m.

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