MINEVILLE — Robert Lee Lake, 61, of Mineville, N.Y., born to the late William Sr. and Ethel (Ritson) Lake passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Robert graduated from Moriah Central School in 1972. He also graduated from BOCES in Mineville for carpentry. He joined the U.S. Army in May 1973 for three years. In 1977 he started working for the New York State D.E.C. where he remained until retirement in 2013.
Bob enjoyed his employment with D.E.C., being outside, knowing all the great hunting and fishing spots.
Bob is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joanne (Oaksford) Lake of Mineville; his children and grandchildren, Michele and Alan Borden of Mineville, Robert G. and Joanne Lake (Patrick, Eva, Morgan) of Witherbee, Kathy Ashley (Jacob, Joshua) of Mineville, Cory and Jennifer Lake (Mason, Shelby, Trinity, Brendan, Aubrey) of Ticonderoga.; his siblings, Charmaine (Dayton) Summers, Dorinda (Bob) Bishop, Dennis Lake, Karen (Louis) Paris, Allen Lake, Sally Brown and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, William; and sister, Darlene.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Moriah Methodist Church. Burial will be in the South Moriah Cemetery