Robert A. Van Antwerp, 67, formerly of Prospect Street, Fonda, passed away peacefully Thursday morning at the Pines At Utica following a long illness.
Born in Gloversville on May 27, 1945, the son of the late Carlton and Beatrice Lewis Van Antwerp, he was a graduate of Fonda High School. Bob was employed for thirty three years by the White Mop Wringer Company before retiring in 1998. He was a member of the International Sheet Metal Workers Local 410. He was a longtime member of the Fonda Reformed Church, and he served on the Consistory as a deacon. He was a charter member of the Fonda-Fultonville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a member of the Fultonville Men's Bowling League and the Glen-Mohawk Seniors. Bob was an avid Mets fan.
On July 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to the former Norine D. Ashley. She predeceased him on October 27, 2004.
He leaves his dear sister, Sally Kulow and her husband, David of New Hartford, N.Y.; a niece, Amy Kulow of New York Mills; brothers and sisters-in-law as well as several cousins.
A service to celebrate his life will take place Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fonda Reformed Church, 21 Broadway, Fonda, with the Rev. Karen Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Sand Flats. Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, where the Glen-Mohawk Seniors will meet at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Fonda Reformed Church or the Glen-Mohawk Seniors, in care of the funeral home office. Please visit his family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.