December 14, 2012

Robert J. Cheyne

— BRAINARDSVILLE Robert J. Cheyne, 89, formerly of Brainardsville died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Franklin County Nursing Home, Malone, N.Y., where he had been a resident since November 1.

Born in Bellmont, N.Y., on March 21,1923, he was the son of Wilroy and Alta (Taubenatimer) Cheyne. He was married to Nellie Crawford on June 10, 1945 in Chateaugay.

Robert graduated from Chateaugay High School with the Class of 1939. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Belmont for many years, was employed by Malone Concrete, later with Franklin County Highway Dept as a driver. In 1987 he and his wife moved to Tenn., where he was employed by Portland Parks, Tenn. and U.S.A. Steel. Upon his retirement in Nov. 1998 they returned to make their home in Brainardsville. He also served as Belmont Town Justice for 34 Years.

Mr. Cheyne was a member of Brainardsville United Methodist Church, and former member of Frontier Lodge #517 of Free and Accepted Masons.

Robert is survived his wife of 67 years; four children, Kitty Bessette and her husband William of New Rochelle, N.Y., Bonnie Barnes and her husband Bruce"Skip" of Plano, Texas,

Wilroy Cheyne his wife Nancy of Gallatin, Tenn., Barry Cheyne and his wife Jeanne of Woodbridge, Va.; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Doris Cheyne of Day, Fla.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Jennie Lepper and Gladys Peets; five brothers, Clayton, George, Ellsworth, Gerald and Jacob "Mike" Cheyne .

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 14. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Brainardsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Marty Connor officiating. Burial will take place at Brainardsville Cemetery, Brainardsville.

Donations in his memory may be made to Chateaugay Rescue Squad or the North Country Animal Shelter.

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