Mr. Robert J. Vine, age 83, of College Heights, died Sunday morning at the Samaritan Medical Center. Calling hours are Thursday, Nov. 12th, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
There will be a Spring Graveside Committal Service in LaFargeville at the Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced.
Bob was born, August 3, 1932, in Watertown, the son of John and Leta Vine.
He graduated from Watertown High School and entered the U.S. Navy in June of 1952, serving as a Hospital Corpsman during the Korean War, with the Navy and Marines. He was honorably discharged in June of 1956.
On March 23, 1957, he married the former Sandra Alton at the LaFargeville United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Smith officiating.
Bob worked for 28 years, retiring in 1994, in machine maintenance at the New York Airbrake Company.
He was a member of the Watertown VFW American Legion Post 1400.
Bob loved spending time at his cottage on the St. Lawrence River for over 50 years, driving the D.A.V. van taking Veterans to appointments, and going to the VFW with his friends.
Surviving besides his wife Sandy, is one son, Kevin of Watertown; nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Grant and John Jr., and two sisters, Given Pledger and Doris Vine, all died before him.
Donations can be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans or the VFW Post 1400.