|Robert L. Mackey|
|Date Of Birth:||June 18, 1953|
|Date Of Death:||March 12, 2012|
Brewer Funeral Home
March 15, 2012 4-8 p.m.
Service of Remembrance
Monday 11 a.m.
Brewer Funeral Home
Robert L. Mackey, age 58, died peacefully Monday morning, March 12,
2012 at his home.
Born on June 18, 1953 in Albany he was the son of Louise (Zahn)
Mackey and the late Arthur L. Mackey.
He was a graduate of Colonie Central High School and Rochester
Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor Degree in
Bob worked at General Foods for 10 years. He later operated the
family business, Luzerne Market, with his parents and brother,
He married Cheri (Hermens) Hadden on January 17, 2007 in Lake
Bob enjoyed skiing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and traveling.
He especially enjoyed the ski vacations with Cheri to Switzerland
He was active in the "Tour de Cure", worked evenings as a ski
instructor at West Mountain, was a member and two time president of
the Hadley Luzerne Lions Club,was a member and past president of
the Lake Luzerne Chamber of Commerce, and a was member and past
president of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.
Survivors include his loving wife of 5 years, Cheri Mackey; his
mother, Louise Mackey of Loudonville; one daughter, Stephanie Erwin
and her husband Jay of Gansevoort; one son, James Mackey of Hadley;
7 step children, Jennifer Hadden of Cromville, CT, Jillian Hadden
of Queensbury, Jessica Hadden of Glens Falls, Jacob Hadden and his
wife Michelle of Gansevoort, Joshua Hadden and his fiancee
Christine Lewin of Fort Edward, Jordan Hadden of Fort Edward, Jared
Hadden and his companion Joscelyn of Gansevoort; four
grandchildren, Evan Erwin, Ryan Erwin, Cameron Hadden, Taylor
Werner; a brother, Stephen Mackey and his wife Licia of Glens
Falls; and a niece, Heather Mackey.
Friends may call Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 at the Brewer Funeral
Home, Inc., 24 Church St. , Lake Luzerne .
A service of Remembrance will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at
the funeral home.
Burial will be in Luzerne Cemetery, Lake Luzerne.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hadley Luzerne Lions
- From: George Normandin
I am so very sorry. Bob was like another father to me growing up with Jimmy and traveling miles and miles together for ski races. My condolences to Jim, Stephanie and the entire family. He was a terrific man with a great heart and the times we spent together skiing will forever be a special part of my life.
My warmest regards,
- From: Kate Brimmer
So terribly sorry about your loss. Prayers and hugs to all of you!
- From: Leisha Kingsley
I had the pleasure of working with Bob at the Chamber of Commerce, very nice man, dedicated. I don't remember an encounter at the meetings or his store that I didn't see that wonderful smile. My condolences to the family, Leisha Kingsley
- From: Jackie Bentley
We are very sorry for your loss Bob and all of you did alot for our family when our daughter was going over seas I will always remember his smile and how he always had a kind word and truely care what was going on in his friends and people that shopped lives and how deicated to the community and Lions Club and school he was . But most of all I will remember his Smile though out his whole ordeal .Again our Condolence to All of the Family, Jackie Bentley and Family
- From: Terry Bopp
Bob always smiled. He enjoyed everything he did in life. He was the greatest "Big Brother" on the planet and I always looked up to him! My deepest condolences. Terry Bopp
- From: Carole (Lord)Geruso
So very sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Carole and Pat Geruso
- From: Jim Gaudet
Cheri, Stephanie and Jim, my condolences and prayers go out to you for the loss of Bob, one of the best and strongest man I knew. I didn't know that when I first met him in the fall of 1972 at the TEP house at RIT that it would be the start of a 40 year friendship. We watched our children grow up while in Rochester and over the years shared a few adventures in the back woods of the Adirondack's during Memorial Day weekends. While life has a way of seperating us, we always seemed to connect every once in a while. A piece of my heart is lost but my memories will always keep him in it. I'll miss him dearly....Cheri, God bless you for being with him these past years.
- From: Brian Ilacqua
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Bob was a great man. I especially remember Bob and I swapping places in the receiving line at Steve & Licia's wedding reception. We had a lot of good laughs together. He will surely be missed by all.
- From: Max Yurenda
Dear Cheri and family,
My deepest regrets to you, your family and our community. Bob captured the essence of being a positive energy in the lives of anyone who was privileged to know him. His smile and positive attitude brought happiness to those around him. His dedication to the community is commendable and his drive to live life was inspirational. I am truly sorry for your loss, but believe that he will continue to provide us all with strength.
- From: Jay and Thelma Pooler
Dear Cheri and family, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob, we remember the many tanden bike rides we did with you both, many years have passed since we spent time with you both, but we have never forgotten Bob, he was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed greatly. May God bless you and our prayers are with you.
Thelma and Jay
- From: Hal Fischer
I'm sorry to hear about Bob's illness and passing. Bob and I were Frat brothers and we shared many a laugh when we were in school together. My prayers to the family.
- From: John & Cheryl Lawrence
Cheri, Steph & Jim,
We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a fun guy to be around and I'll always remember the good times & laughs we had on the Kinger ski trips, and his enduring smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
- From: Michael White
I've been remembering Bob with good feelings these days as he would want. I spent a lot of time with him at one point in our lives as we raised our children together. He was devoted to his family and showed it in so many ways. He defined what it means to be a nice guy.
I never saw him in a bad mood or flumouxed under the weight of his responsibilities. He was always upbeat and positive.
Bob Mackey, one of the good ones.
- From: Jungle & Becky Mosher
Location:Lake Luzerne, NY
Mommy Mackey, Steve, Cheri, Jim, & Stephanie,
Our deep sympathy goes out to all of you as you greive your loss. A son, a brother, a husband, a father. Each of you have cherished memories of your times spent with him. You've all been strong & supportive to Bob during his illness and we've no doubt you will miss him greatly. Know that we love you and are here should you need an ear or a shoulder.
Your friends, Jungle & Becky
- From: Angela Petrone
So sorry for your loss! We would like to send you our heartfelt sympathy to all of you as you grieve your loss. Bob will always be fondly remembered each time we visit the store. If you need anything at all, we are just around the corner! Mike & Angela Petrone
- From: Donald Mesick
I'm very sorry for your loss. I've have never met a man that always had Smile on his face.
- From: DOREEN WORSLEY (Kruger)
Noticed the name Hadden and I assume you are the nurse we worked with at GFH. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine how painful it is for you at this time. Be assured of my prayers.
- From: Rich Meliski
Location:Providence, Rhode Island
I grew up in the same neighborhood with Bob. I remember riding our bikes, Playing sandlot baseball, taking mom and dads car for a joyride or two,...just hanging out..laughing. Went to RIT and joined the fraternity because my friend Bob was there. This is truly sad. Many fond memories.
- From: shelly winslow
So sorry that Bob had to leave us,He will surely be missed.He was the best person to work for.I will never forget the time we had at the bowling alley.Bob,Cheri,Bill and myself got up and sang pardise. by the dash board light,all the great times we had.Cheri you need anything please give us a call.
- From: Lynn Benevento
Bob has touched many lives in a positive way and will be missed by all. I always looked forward to seeing his warm smile, and chatting for a few minutes on my stops at the Market. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- From: Dave & Linda Snyder
Dear Cheri and family, our deepest regrets to you, your family and our community. Bob always had time for the Lions Club and he was a staunch supporter of the Hadley-Luzerne High School students. His exemplary behavior and good-nature always made for a comfortable visit when the students of H-L needed something. He always found some way to support whatever fundraiser effort was going on. Bob will always be fondly remembered as one of the most friendly, generous and patient people ever. He will be missed and we are truly sorry for your loss.
- From: Jim Flanagan
Dear Cheri & family,
I'm sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
- From: Sally Danforth
On behalf of the Danforth family, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you all. My mother Jean always spoke highly of Bob and all of your family. Our thoughts are with you all. God Bless.
Jean and Sally Danforth
- From: Gene and Linda Merlino
Dear Cheri and family,
So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Bob as such an active person. He took part and gave his all to the Lake Luzerne Chamber and was extremely dedicated to the Lion's Club.
He will be missed.
Our thoughts are with you and his family at this difficult time.
- From: Clifford C Albers
Location:Greenwood Lake, New York
Cheri and the entire Mackey family,
Words can not express my grief for the passing of by dear friend. I will see you all Monday morning. All my love, thoughts and prayers, Chip
- From: Rebecca (Evans) Ervin
Aunt Louise and family,
We are truly sorry and saddened for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.
Ted, Rebecca and children
- From: Richard Orsino
I only have fond memories of Bob. He was one of the most loved and respected fraternity brothers at Tau Epsilon Phi. We are all better people for knowing him.
- From: Gloria Alden
I met Bob back in the 80s. We had a lovely time in
Acapulco with some of his best friends and wives. Now he rests in peace, as well as my Dave, spreading their good energy amongst all of us who loved them.
My sincere condolences to all the family.
- From: Madeline Mulson
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. He will be sorely missed.
- From: Lynn Ayala
Location:Glens Falls New York
Cheri & Family,
Just found out about Bob.. So sorry for your loss. Have been thinking about you Cheri and when I last saw you and Bob. Please -please know you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your happy memories tucked close in your heart...it will allow you to smile through the tears. Love, Lynn
- From: Cassie Deason
Location:Glens Falls, NY
Dear Stephanie and family,
I was with Kelly Collins today, and she shared with me the news of your father's passing. I know I haven't seen you in some time, but I wanted to say that I am truly sorry for the loss of your dad. I am sure this has been an extremely sad and difficult time, and I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Cassie (Gaiotti) Deason
- From: Ed Pike
I'm so sorry. I had a lot of good ski time with Bob at West. Lots of lift rides & clinics. I hope James still skiis!