Robert Lee Neff Jr. (November 10, 1942 - May 6, 2013)
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Robert 
        Lee        Neff Jr.
Robert Lee Neff, Jr., 70, of Baldwinsville, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at home. Bob grew up on the Susquehanna River in Lock Haven, PA and spent much of his youth searching for Native American Artifacts in this historic area. Over the years he collected pottery, tools and arrowheads, much of which he gave to the local college through a friend who was a professor. He learned to shoot, hunt and fish at his fatherís side and soon became the avid outdoorsman he remained throughout his lifetime. As a young man, and for several years, Bob ran a 100-mile trap line between Lock Haven and Williamsport, PA. He also bought and sold furs. He later used his extensive knowledge to establish himself as a well-respected vintage animal trap collector and dealer. Bob was a Mechanical Engineer and worked all over the country in the nuclear power industry. In 1980 he settled in Baldwinsville, New York where he retired as Mechanical Superintendent for the New York Power Authority. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Neff, Sr. and daughter, Amy Cotten.

Surviving are his wife, the former Joanne Cowmeadow; children, Robert (Bonnie) Neff, III of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Adam Neff of West Palm Beach, FL, Shannon (Joseph) Cavedine of Baldwinsville Robert (Laurie) Carey of Cato, NY and Andrew Carey of Denver CO; his mother, Claire Neff of Avis, PA, sister, Patricia Humphrey of Woolrich, PA; grandchildren, Elizabeth Arocho, Kimberly Neff, Robert Neff, IV, Eden Talbot, Jenna Cavedine, Joseph Cavedine and Emily Cavedine; great granddaughter, Adriana Arocho; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 4-7pm Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville. Services are 11:00am Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the funeral home, 93 Downer St. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville.

Contributions may be made to Francis House and Hospice of CNY.



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Kelly Valenti - Keybank
 
Joanne and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I may not have known him for long, but it was my pleasure to get to know you both, and to see the true love and caring that you both have for one another. He was a very nice man, and he will be missed! Please accept my most sincere condolences, as my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday May 13th, 2013
Neal Chapman - Oswego NY
 
To JoAnne and his Family, I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing and you have my deepest sympathy. I worked with Bob at the Fitzpatrick plant in fact Bob was my supervisor for a number of years. Great guy to work for and with. I learned a lot from him and we shared many a good laugh between him, Joe Knoop, Joe Chambers, Bill Davies and other guys at the plant. I have many good memories of him and he always spoke highly and kindly of his family.
Monday May 13th, 2013
Jerome Lass - Fulton, NY
 
My sincere condolences to Neff family. I met Bob and Joanne when I worked for Saturn,and got to see the fruits of his labor, upon visiting their home.
Monday May 13th, 2013
Dan & Katrina Eason - Oswego, NY
 
To Bob's entire family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you at this time.
Thursday May 9th, 2013
Lee Whitehead - Surprise AZ
 
Joanne, I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I think about you often especially when I take Puppet, our little Bichon, out to do "hurry-ups". I remember all too well my visits to your home and Bob taking Tillie out for hers -- one of many, many fond memories I have of you.
Tuesday May 7th, 2013
Mimi Keenan - Atlantic Seafood , Bville
 
Joanne,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tuesday May 7th, 2013
Margie DiRisio Duger - Jordan, NY
 
Dear Shannon and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He sounds like he was a wonderful man and enjoyed many of the same things my husband does, including looking for and donating arrowheads. I know I would have liked him. Losing a loved one is the greatest heartbreak and although words won't take away your pain, I hope they help to ease your sorrow. My sympathies to you and your entire family.
With Care,
Margie
Tuesday May 7th, 2013