Robert E. Rumrill

Mr. Robert E. Rumrill, age 88, of Potsdam, NY, passed away on Sunday, October 4 at the Canton Potsdam Hospital.

Mr. Rumrill was born on June 1, 1932 in Gloversville, NY, to the late Marvin A. Rumrill and Julia E. Oleksak. He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1949. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War from January of 1953 until his honorable discharge in January of 1955. He then returned home and on October 20, 1956, he was married to Christina Wessendorf.

Robert worked over 30 years for Niagara Mohawk. He was the transportation supervisor. After his retirement, he and his wife bought the Birches and operated it for 20 years.

Robert is survived by his daughters Theresa Green and Darcel (Lance) Russell; son Michael (Dorothy) Rumrill; sisters Kathleen Bergman and Elizabeth Malicki; brother Marvin Rumrill; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife, Christina Rumrill; son-in-law Daniel Green, and a sister, Beverly Rygelski.

Arrangements for cremation are with the Garner Funeral Service. Burial took place on October 16 at 2 p.m. at Bayside Cemetery with military honors and the Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared at

By Patricia Older