Robert S. Dearstyne

COBLESKILL —  Robert S. Dearstyne of Cobleskill, a Navy veteran who enjoyed the outdoors, died on Saturday, July 7, 2016, at his home.

“Bob will be greatly missed by all,” his family wrote in a tribute.

He was the son of the late Stanley and Evelyn Dearstyne of Berne.

Mr. Dearstyne retired from the United States Navy, having served as a medical specialist in Hawaii. He worked for more than 35 years for O & G Company, a construction business in Torrington, Connecticut.

“He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, as well as walking every day when the weather allowed,” his family wrote.

He is survived by his sons, David Dearstyne and his wife, Cheryl, of Montrose, Colorado, Mark Dearstyne and his wife, Myra, of Highland, New York, and James Dearstyne and his wife, Kimberly, of Berne; his brother, Richard Dearstyne and his wife, Evelyn, of Tolland, Connecticut; his sister, Joan Bentley and her husband, William, of Berne; and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Dearstyne, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition, he is survived by his loving caregivers, Sue Bortell, Tammy Davenport, Caroline Decker, and Carissa Baum.

His wife, Thelma J. Dearstyne, died before him, as did his brother Stanley Dearstyne.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont, with a service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne. Online condolences may be at

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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