July 26, 2015
Robert D. Graveline, Sr., 74, Rt. 3, Watertown passed away at his home on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2016 with his family by his side.
The funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, August 1, at 1PM with Dan Klebes, of Indian River Baptist Church, presiding. There will be no calling hours.
Bob was born in Watertown on June 30, 1942, son of Hector H. and Sarah G. Wager Graveline. He graduated from Sackets Harbor High School and studied architectural design at Jefferson BOCES. He served honorably in the US Navy from May 18, 1960 to June 19, 1963.
On February 12, 1975 he married Carol A. Weise at First United Methodist Church, Watertown.
He was a self-employed truck driver, working for F. B. G. Transport and was based out of Watertown. Bob was a former member of the Adams VFW and the Northside Improvement League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially his time with his many grandchildren. He took pride in giving each and every one of his children and grandchildren unique nick-names that often stuck. He proudly taught each grandchild his fine art of picking their noses, and his love of the "jeans beans, the magical fruit" song. He held a life long love relationship with doughnuts. His sense of humor and dedication to his family will be missed.
Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by his nine children, Paula (Thomas) Quill, Newberryport, MA, Michael (Dawn), Watertown, Gigi (Robert) Pikul, Buffalo, Lori (Chris) Tantakis, Albany, Kellie (Chris) Netzer, Great Barrington, MA, Nichole Vogel, Watertown, Scott (girlfriend Brittany Cean), Watertown, Robert Jr. (Meredith) Watertown, and Kristy Perez (partner Elizabeth King), Watertown; son-in-law, Eric Perez; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his granddaughter, Ava Graveline, two great grandchildren, Serenity and Alexzander LaPorte, brother, William, sister, Geraldine, mother-in-law, Evelyn Weise, and his dog, Mack.
Donations in his name may be made to the Black River Ambulance Squad, P. O. Box 314, Black River, NY 13612. Online condolences to Bob's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.