James Howard Robert, 69, formerly of Massena, passed away Friday, Feb. 22.
James was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Malone, the son of Norman and Mildred (Langolis) Robert.
He was a member of St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church for eight years in Virginia. He retired from Alcoa, where he was an environmental technician.
He was a Vietnam veteran with the Army Medical Corps.
James was also a member of the American Legion Post #340 and a life member of Amvets Post #4 of Massena. He was also a past-commander of Cavra.
James “Jim” was an avid outdoorsman. He actively enjoyed the land of our beautiful country and raised his family to appreciate the gifts of nature. When he was not headed to hunting camp with his brothers you could often find him with a fishing line in the water somewhere between St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties. You can also bet if he didn’t come back with a catch he always came back with a story. His undying pride for our land will never be forgotten.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, James “Jamie” Donald Robert, and brothers David, Gary, and Michael “Mickey” Robert.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Day Robert: daughters Tammi Robert-Shook and Kimberley Bradley and her husband, Michael: sisters Shirley Robert and Bernice Champagne and her husband Doug: grandchildren Jack and Gracie Shook and Noah and Chandler Bradley and his nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 28 at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesboro, Virginia with honors conducted by the American Legion Post #340.
A wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St., Massena.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Phillips Memorial Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.