Robert M. Crans, 86, of Dundee, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.

Friends were invited to calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22 with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Dundee Fire Company, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, N.Y. 14837.

Robert was born May 4, 1930 in Dundee, one of four sons of the late Leo and Florence Storms Crans. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. On June 14, 1952 in Dundee, he married the former Mary Ann Cadwell, who passed away May 4, 2013.

A life-long local resident, having lived in the same home that he and his wife had built 58 years ago. “Bob” had a diversified work history, having been a meat cutter and a milkman before becoming an employee of Penn Yan Express.

After retiring from the docks of the trucking company, he continued working for several years for Tears Meat Market, Hepler’s Hardware, and Giles Shur-Fine. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, jig saw puzzles, family functions and grandkids sporting events, and socializing at the Classic Café. Mr. Crans was a member of Dundee Baptist Church, and the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660.

He is loved and will be forever missed by a daughter, Debra A. Rider Kernahan of Penn Yan; a son, Dana L. Crans of Dundee; five grandchildren, Ben (Carrie Morris) Rider, Lynn Rider, Jeff (Kandi) Rider, Vanessa (Zachary Kitt) Crans, Danielle (Tanner Scofield) Crans; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; a brother, Jerry (June) Crans of Dundee; and countless nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Besides his wife and parents, he was pre-deceased by two brothers and three sisters.

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