Robert "Bob' Charles Yeckley Jr.

October 29, 1942 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 77)


Robert (Bob) Charles Yeckley Jr., 77, of Queensbury, New York passed away the morning of June 19, 2020. After several months of declining health, caused by dementia, he peacefully died with his wife by his side. Bob was born to parents Robert and Mary Margaret (Mickey) on October 29, 1942 in Zanesville, Ohio. Bob graduated from the Central New York School for the Deaf in 1962. After leaving high school he became a barber and later worked for the Department of Defense where he dedicated 45 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 16 years, Robin (Seeley) Yeckley. He is also survived by his children Robert (Noble) Charles Yeckley III, J. Noell (Yeckley) Wilson and his stepdaughter Eilish Leonora Hackett. Bob is also survived by his 6 loving grandchildren, Morgan (18), Devon (16), Ava (15), Alex (14), Mia (14), and Kaelyn (4). Bob was only three when he lost his hearing due to illness. That never stopped him from being the man his family and friends know and love. Despite being deaf he was an incredible dancer. If the music was on, he was dancing and encouraging all the pretty ladies to dance with him. He will be remembered for being the life of every party, laughing and entertaining. Bob’s loves have always been his mother, Mickey, his two kids, wife, and his dogs. Bob was an incredible single father dedicated to raising his two children while enjoying biking from Laurel, Maryland to Ocean City, running marathons, and reading. Bob was also an amusing storyteller. His funniest stories were about his childhood in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania with his many cousins and friends and the time he spent at DePaul School for the Deaf. His grandchildren will remember him as a prankster who would hide and jump out wearing a scary mask to scare them and for his warm hugs. His friends will remember him as a confident man who marched to the beat of his own drum and bragged about his children and grandchildren every chance he got. Bob will be missed by many. A small private service will be held for Bob Yeckley to place his ashes with his father, Robert Charles Yeckley Sr.

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