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Robert Reed Chesbrough, age 79, of Centreville, Va. died at his residence on Sept. 23, 2017. Bob was born on March 17, 1938 in Plattsburgh, son of Edith Reed and Leon Chesbrough.
In Bob's early career he was a Master Welder with the Boiler Makers Union working on ships in the Ballston Spa area. He later moved to Ohio where he met the love of his life, Roberta and married shortly after. They moved back to Port Kent with the "family". Bob held the title of Bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Plattsburgh. Family and work brought him to Virginia, where he retired. Bob had a passion for vegetable and flower gardening and was considered a Master Gardener by many. Bob loved family and fun. If he wasn't starting a water fight or stealing someone's dinner plate, he was playing the piano with family singing along.
Bob is survived by his wife, Roberta; his stepchildren, Christopher Walter, Daniel Walter, Michele Moore, Robert Walter, and Andrew Walter; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Bryan Marsha of Keeseville; and brother and sister-in-Law, Dale and Marielle Chesbrough of Slocomb, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Carolyn Votraw, Phyllis Saratowski, Edith Bourg and Mary Ann Chesbrough; and two nephews, Scott Votraw and David Chesbrough.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Centreville, Va. An interment service will be held at the Port Kent Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Published on September 27, 2017
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