Honeoye – With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Friday March 22, 2019 at the age of 85 surrounded with love from his family. Bob was born in Rochester, N.Y on December 29th, 1933 and was predeceased by his father William and mother Florence (Renouf) Connors, brother Elmer (Virginia) Connors. Bob leaves behind his beautiful wife of 63 years, Shirley (Jenks) Connors. He is also survived by his 6 children, Scott Connors of Hemlock and Arlene (Dave) Spike of Bloomfield, Bonnie Connors of Rochester, Brian (Chris) Connors of Hemlock, Cindy (Mike) Bock of Honeoye, Nancy(Craig) Hommel of Bloomfield along with 8 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, and along with many nieces and nephews.
Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954 including service on the USS Leyte. Bob was a lifetime member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post as well as a member of the Flying Farmers Association, Honeoye Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Town Cemetery and President of the Honeoye school board. Bob and Shirley were owners/operators of Robert A. Connors Paving Inc. for decades as well as many other business ventures along the way such as Connors Sand & Gravel, Springwater Peat, RA Connors Inc. (sales of motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractor) before finally retiring and spending their well-deserved winters in Florida and traveling cross country with friends. Bob had a passion for photography, woodworking, stock car racing and loved spending summers residing in the 1000 islands enjoying his fishing. Bob cherished the time he spent with his family the most, taking the grandkids on trips that were both fun as well as educational, holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations, and family picnics. Bob’s curiosity and zest for life inspired so many and will continue to do so as his legacy lives on thru the lives of each and every one of us that he touched.
Family and friends are invited to gather for calling hours on Friday, March 29th from 5:00-7:00, at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral, 8624 Main St, Honeoye, NY 14471, where a funeral service to celebrate the life of Bob will be offered on Saturday March 30th, at 12 PM. Private burial Richmond Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post 1278, 4931 County Road 36, Honeoye, NY 14471.
To share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com