Date of Birth January 3, 1962
Date Deceased November 17, 2023
Hometown Canisteo
Home State N.Y.

Robert S. Spicer

  CANISTEO – Robert S. “Bob” Spicer, 61, of Spruce Street, entered into rest to be with his Lord on Friday morning (Nov. 17, 2023) at Elderwood at Hornell, following a long illness.

Born in Jasper, NY on Jan. 3, 1962 he was a son of the late Bernard Simpson and Evelyn (Leach) Simpson Spicer. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Eleanor Leach

A resident of the Jasper, Hornell and Canisteo area for all of his life, Bob was a graduate of Jasper Central School. On June 9, 2001 he was married to Darlene Julian (Sulivan) at Living Waters Church in Hornell by the late Pastor Phil Casterline. Bob and Darlene have resided at their home on Spruce Street in Canisteo for the past 11 years.

He was employed as sales representative with Relex in Elmira, NY.

A die-hard Buffalo Bills fan and an excellent cook, Bob enjoyed a nice steak on the barbeque. He liked music and especially enjoyed drives with Darlene throughout the countryside.  Bob loved people and made everyone feel comfortable around him because of his “dry” sense of humor. He was a faithful member of Living Waters Church in Hornell where he was devoted to taking care of the sound board for services.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 22 years, Darlene; two stepsons, Joshua Julian of Florida ad Matthew Sullivan of Rochester, NY; five amazing grandchildren that he was proud of; his stepfather, Lonnie Spicer of Bath, NY; one sister, Sue Robbins of Florida; two brothers, Roy Simpson of Georgia and Joe Spicer of Corning, NY; also several nieces and nephews and cousins; as well as his beloved kitty, Buttons.

There will be no calling hours. A service will take place in his memory at a date and time to be announced at the Living Waters Church in Hornell for his church family and friends.

In lieu of flowers and because of his love for animals, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Bob’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Bob are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.



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8 Responses

  1. Your were my best friend from the time I was born. You always had a way to make me laugh and smile even on the saddest days. We had some great times together. Sneaking in old buildings just to look around and old “haunted” houses too. I wouldn’t change one moment of my life with you. I love you so much and I miss you already. Love always and forever till we meet again your loving sister, Sue.

  2. You always had a special place in my heart. I wish you could have been around a little longer . I love you son and I miss you. God speed. I will see you again someday .

  3. I will miss you so much. You were my rock. You made me laugh. You were an awesome Father and Grandpa. And an awesome husband. We had 22 great years together. I know you are in heaven rejoicing…pain free. One day we will be reunited my love. My moosey man.

  4. Bob you now have victory over your illness. I know you are in a better place. I will see you again in heaven. I send my love and prayers to your family in friends. You will be missed.

    Love you,
    Uncle Mark

  5. I have been blessed with many cousins from both sides of the family. I will always remember you Bob as an empath. Your giant heart always came through with your humor. You’ll be missed. I’ll see you at that big family reunion on the other side of those pearly gates.

  6. I’ll always remember you as my “positive brother” . We had so much fun and your influence will remain with me forever. Not too many people can keep up with my hits, but you kept adding to it. I’m grateful that we did get a visit not long ago and had a great talk. I’ll miss you. I’ll keep the jokes flying.

  7. Bob, you were always the boisterous cousin, full of love, humor and mischief. I’m so grateful that we got to catch up recently. Give everyone hugs and no arguing with Uncle Steve❤️

  8. Bob, you were always so kind and showed the love of Christ everytime I saw you. You will definitely be missed. My prayer & love to Darlene and the family.
    Marseena Harmonson

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