Robert Oliver

Robert “Bob” G. Oliver, 84, of 80 County Route 60, Gabriels, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at his home.

Born in Waddington on May 18, 1934, he was the son of Murray and Lena (Secord) Oliver. He graduated from the Saranac Lake High School in 1952. He married Dorothy Darrah on Nov. 22, 1972, in Gabriels.

Bob worked at Trevor Farm in Gabriels and as an electrician for many years. After retirement Bob was elected as the highway superintendent of the town of Brighton. He was also a member of the National Guard, working as an artillery mechanics helper, and was honorably discharged in 1955 after three years of service.

Bob was an avid hunter and raised many hunting beagles over the years. He was a lifetime member of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club. Bob was also an active member of the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

Bob is preceded in death by his mother; father; wife Dorothy Oliver; three siblings: William Oliver, Ruth Tucker and Mary Shumway; daughter Lisa Oliver; stepdaughter Norma Rock; and son-in-law Paul Moody. Bob is survived by his sons Murray (Heather) Oliver and Ronald Oliver; brother Donald (Cynthia) Oliver; stepchildren Herb (Margaret) Rock, Pete Rock, Alan Rock, Tim (Mary Ellen) Rock, Deborah Moody, Elaine Urbanowicz and Jane (Bruce) Shanty; granddaughter Hannah; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., with a memorial service at the funeral home to immediately follow with the Rev. Joanne White officiating. Burial will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 at Mountain View Cemetery in Gabriels.

Friends wishing to remember Robert G. Oliver may make memorial contributions to Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at