Robert A. Rokjer, 94, of Seventh Avenue, Lansingburgh, peacefully entered into eternal life, surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Andrew and Elsie Dunson Rokjer and the beloved husband of Dorothy A. "Dottie" Rokjer, his high school sweetheart with whom he celebrated their 67th Anniversary on September 15, 2013 and passed away on October 19, 2013. He was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and Hudson Valley Vocational School. Mr. Rokjer was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II.
Mr. Rokjer retired after a dedicated career of over 30 years from the Benet Labs at the Watervliet Arsenal where he had been a Draftsman.
He was very active socially and as a volunteer in his community. He was active with his wife in the Republican Club in Lansingburgh, was a Scout Master for Cub Scout Troop 11, Pack 6 at the former First Presbyterian Church in Lansingburgh and was the recipient of The Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor one can have bestowed upon them, a member of the Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club in Ravena, was a founding member who started the Kaydeross Sailboat Club at Saratoga Lake and was a man of strong faith. He was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) in Lansingburgh and had also attended Mass at St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh.
Devoted father and father-in-law of Mark (Dorline) Rokjer of Murrells Inlet, SC and Russell (Janet) Rokjer of Clifton Park, cherished grandfather of Brett (Vanessa), Catherine “Katie”, Lauren, Lindsey, Niki and the late Kellie Rokjer, adored great grandfather of Landon, Tanner, Maddie and Ollie and Uncle of Jeffrey Wheeler.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and to the Memorial Service at Noon in the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (corner of 115th St. and Fourth Avenue in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182, followed by inurnment with military honors in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville at 1:30 p.m.
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