Robert Reese Stauffer
Robert Reese Stauffer, 75, of 69 Collins Ave., died Sept. 5, 2018, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters after a brief and courageous battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
He was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Huey, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Dorothy Stauffer.
He graduated from Rimersburg High School, where he played football and ran track. He moved with his family to Jamestown, N.Y., in 1961.
For many years, he was an avid sportsman playing softball, horseshoes and riding motorcycles. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. Robert was a longtime social member at the Ira Lou Spring Post 149 American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Association of Jamestown, and the War Vets Recreation of Jamestown. During his retirement, he enjoyed Saturday mornings with “the breakfast club” and Jimmy Bonfiglio at the War Vets.
Robert was a devoted husband to the love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Carolyn. He worked for the City of Jamestown Parks and Recreation for 24 years, retiring as a foreman in 2005. He greatly enjoyed his career, making lifelong friends including Craig, Jimmy, Jaime, Mike, Corey and Covey to name a few. When entering a room, Robert was instantly recognized by his ever-present cowboy hat and contagious laugh. Robert was fun loving, always eager to share his time and sense of humor with family, friends, and coworkers.
Robert is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters: Valory (Brent) Isaacson and Kelley (Helmuth) Glatt; son, Victor Cameron; stepdaughters: Mindy Cameron and Jean Cameron; nieces: Karen Hedin, Carol Hanson, Caunie Chiaia; nephews: Harry Stauffer and Gene Shoup; and many grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Violet Stauffer, Harry “Jim” Stauffer, Gene Stauffer, Elaine Shoup and Connell Stauffer; and his beloved stepdaughter, Cindy Salvaggio.
No services will be observed. An informal gathering of family and friends to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at the War Veterans Recreation, 3431 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown, on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1-3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the War Veterans Recreation.