FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. — Robert Laurenson of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2014. Born June 24, 1916 in New Haven, CT, he married Phyllis Marie Amon on January 23, 1943 who predeceased him in 2007. Together they initially resided in Troy, NY where Robert attended RPI on the GI Bill and then moved to Connecticut where he designed and built a home on Candlewood Lake in Brookfield, CT.
Robert was an electrical engineer, an avid bridge player and enjoyed boating, skiing, golf and hooking rugs which he dedicated to many in the family. He was a handyman around the home and with his engineer’s mind, precise about measurements and the accurate way things should operate. He was continuously interested in home improvement projects.
The Laurensons retired to Port Richey, FL where Bob received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to their community at Timber Oaks. After the death of his wife of 64 years, he returned North to Fayetteville.
In addition to Phyllis, Robert was predeceased by his sister, Jane Laurenson Card, brother Henry and nephew Robert. He is survived by his children: daughters Jane Anne Neuburger (Louis) of Fayetteville, and Laurie Zauche (Eric) of Orlando, FL and son Robert (Susan) of Frankfort, KY; eight grandchildren: Louis (Annabelle Siino), Thomas (Emily Helden) and Michael Neuburger and Elizabeth (Greg) Alton; Matthew (Jennifer) and Dianna Brooks; and Robert Laurenson and Katie Vaun Bowen. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren: Acacia Rain and Rosalea Meadow Neuburger; Leah Rose, Hazel Ruth and Oliver Stephen Neuburger; Margaret Anne Alton; Alexis Vaun and Avaya Raye Bowen, nephew William, niece Diane and grandnephew Robert Henry.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday February 15, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs Street, Fayetteville, NY. Robert served in the Civil Conservation Corps (1935-37) and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in WWII. He was proud to be a member of “The Greatest Generation.” Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Gifts Processing Center PO Box 3164 Boston, MA 02241-3164, Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs St. Fayetteville, NY 13066 or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.