Obituary: Robert S. Kashmer

The Chronicle Express
The Chronicle Express

Penn Yan

Robert S. (Bob) Kashmer, of Penn Yan, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Pinehurst, N.C. 

Bob was born in Duryea, Pa. the son of Thomas and Anna (Fedor) Kashmer. He was a retired engineer with Corning Inc.

In 1960, he married Barbara Shannon and they had two children, Gregory (Cheryl) of Chesterfield, Va., and Kimberly Kashmer (Karen Messana) of Pinehurst N.C. He has two grandchildren, Collin Kashmer of Ashburn Va., and Riley (Colin Freitas) of Oceanside Calif.; and great-granddaughter, Journee Freitas. Barbara predeceased Bob in 1990.

In 1995, Bob married Ann Sandroski who was the mother of two daughters, Beth Ann (Lawrence) Fontana and Linda (Dennis) Cleary, both of Manlius. He has two grandsons, Parker (Elizabeth) Gallo of Syracuse, and Spencer Gallo of Philadelphia, Pa.; and great-grandson, Nolan Gallo. Ann predeceased Bob in 2017.

Bob was also predeceased by four sisters, Joan Kashmer, Marion Switzer, Leona Paproky, and Dorothy Fritz; and five brothers, John, Joseph, Thomas, Michael, and Alfred. Surviving are sister-in-law, Connie Kashmer of Woodhull, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or services per Bob’s request. Private burial will take place in Coopers Chapel Knoll Cemetery.

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