Robert “Bob” E. Guthrie, age 87, of Ovid, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Auburn Community Hospital.
Bob was born in Binghamton, NY on February 8, 1932, a son of the late John and Grace Guthrie. Following high school, he served in the United States Army, and later began a long career as an electrician at Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Long Island, NY. Bob enjoyed watching sports, particularly college athletics, drum and bugle corps competitions, and the beauty of nature.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Beth-Anne Guthrie Vieira, Dartmouth, MA and Sharon Guthrie, Port Jefferson, NY; grandsons, Benjamin and Liam Vieira, Dartmouth, MA; siblings, John “Jack” Guthrie, Penfield, NY, and Marjorie Marsh, Geneva, NY; many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his companion of 38 years, Audrey Chaffie.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 10:45am at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated on Friday at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Prayers of committal with military honors will be held at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Kindly consider a donation to one of the following charities in his memory: Maryhaven Center of Hope https://maryhaven.chsli.org/ ; Harbor House of Rochester https://www.harborhouseofrochester.org/ ; the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/ .