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Robert F. Frenyea Sr.

Mr. Frenyea

Robert F. Frenyea Sr., 79, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

When given the task to summarize a life, where would you start? Their birth and death, or special moments that give readers a timeline of their accomplishments and loved ones? Well, our father started his earliest years as an orphan. Now don’t be thinking that is unfortunate or sad. To his family: Tim and Char, Sherry and Kevin, Robert and Jodi, Kim and Pete (Kim and Dave), Russell and Shelly, and Rodney and Jackie that orphan would be a blessing in disguise. Our father met this girl in elementary school and they became best friends. Can you believe that girl would end up being his wife, and our mother, Joan Frenyea (Maiden name Joan Farquhar). Our parents spent close to 70 years together.

He never cared about being a member of clubs or organization. His family was everything, and so was anyone that needed help. Our father never had a lot of material things, but if he had something someone needed, he would give it to them, or help fix whatever needed to be done.

Legacy is something handed down by a predecessor. Our father and mother, instilled in us the importance of helping others out regardless of what we had. So, yes, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will carry on that legacy with pride.

One of his gifts was to make people laugh and smile with one of his witty comments or quick comebacks! Those who knew him, would be the first to tell you how much he loved children and the many dogs throughout his life. Wow, not bad for orphan! This goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one, death is never a defining moment, but the start of a celebration of life. So blessed to have our mother for 75 years and our father for 79 years.

On Thursday, January 30, we will have time to talk, and reminisce about our Father! Visitation will be on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown from 3 to 5 p.m. with the service at 5 p.m. Following the service you are invited to the Moose Club in Gloversville. Any contributions may be made to James A. Brennan Humane Society.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.