CARTHAGE, NY — Robert L. Guyette, 89, of 222 State St., Carthage, died Monday evening, May 28, 2018, at his residence where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Bob was born March 30, 1929, in Lowville, the son of the late Ronald and Laura Campany Guyette. Following his education, he joined the U.S. Navy on Aug. 1, 1946 and served until Feb. 3, 1950.
He married the former Anna Marie Rahr on Aug, 29, 1949, in Norfolk, Virginia. Anna Marie died Feb. 16, 2006.
Bob worked at Carthage Papermakers for 18 years, Carthage Machine Shop and retired as a Treatment Plant Operator for James River in 1993. For many years the couple lived at 22 Liberty St. in West Carthage.
Bob was a life member of the BPOE # 1762 of Carthage, VFW Post # 7227 of Carthage, American Legion Post # 789 of Carthage and a member of the Benevolent Company of the West Carthage Vol. Fire Dept. He was an avid bowler in his day, a New York Yankees fan and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by a daughter and her husband; Robin and Terry Liberty of Peru, NY, three sons and their wives; Randy and Deanna Guyette of West Carthage, Robert and Enza Guyette of Fayetteville, GA and Brad and Rachel Guyette of Copenhagen, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Guyette of Myrtle Beach and Donna Guyette of Carthage; a brother-in-law, Steve Pleskach of Lowville and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Shirley Pleskach and Juanita Brown and three brothers, Richard, Gary and Raymond Guyette, all died before him.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home with the Rev. Jane E. Wagner officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Champion. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the funeral home. Memorial services will be conducted by the Elks at 6:00 p.m., American Legion at 6:30 p.m. and the VFW at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evening.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Dick Guyette Golf Classic, c/o Randy Guyette, 43 High St., Carthage, NY 13619 or the Honor Flight c/o American Legion Post # 789, 415 West St. Carthage, NY 13619.
Online condolences may be made at BezanillaFH.com.