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Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY

OBITUARY

Robin Hugh Enck

November 5, 1953August 24, 2020
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Robin Hugh Enck, 66, of West Oneonta, died on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

He was born on November 5, 1953 in New Berlin, NY, the son of Raymond and Shirley (Chaffee) Enck.

Rob graduated from Oneonta Central School in 1972, entering the US Army in 1973. He was honorably discharged in 1976. He moved to Michigan in 1977 and married Catherine Collins in 1983. Rob was employed at various businesses while in Michigan, including Edward Brothers, Inc., and Exemplar Manufacturing. Moving back to NY in 2006, he worked for Apple Converting and most recently at Walmart in Oneonta as an Automotive Technician.

Rob enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was a member of the Oneonta RC Flyers. He was also a member of the American Legion Riders and an avid NASCAR fan.

Rob is survived by his wife, Catherine Enck of West Oneonta; his children, Andrew Enck (Carrie) of Indian Head, MD, Mitchell Enck of West Oneonta, Kathryn McAdams (Douglas) of Morris, and John Enck of Oneonta; siblings, Rebecca Enck of Oneonta, Donald Enck (Trisha) of Corvallis, OR, Judith Shiner (Dale) of Vestal, Trudie O’Sullivan (Joseph) of Lutz, FL, and Richard Enck (Alice) of Mt. Upton; mother in law Dolly Collins of Saline, MI; uncle, Sherwood Enck (Donna) of Corning; sister in law Sandra Emrick (Walter); sister in law Joyce Collins (Brian Ross); sister in law Suzanne Compton (William); special cousin Elsie Colburn; ex wife Sybil Chantelois; stepson Wayne Chantelois; step daughter, Tracey Birchmeir; and grandchildren, Jacob Enck and Leland McAdams.

He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Rod Rockwell.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, from 3-7 pm. Masks are required for entry into the funeral home. Please be courteous of others while you wait to enter.

A private memorial service will take place on Friday, August 28, 2020.

A graveside service with military honors will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in the Union Cemetery, Edmeston, at 2 pm, with Rev. John Buddle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Oneonta RC Flyers and or the American Legion Post 259 Riders.

To leave a condolence for the family and view Rob’s memorial video, please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Gary Chaffee

August 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Way back ( about 55 yrs ago) there were a couple of times the whole family would head up to Uncle Rays and Aunt Shirleys and the boys would sleep out In a tent and the adults would stay up and party.We laughed and giggled and just had a ball . How we stayed out of trouble only God knows !! Robin was always a lot of fun

David Buck

August 28, 2020

Me and my girl went on ride with Robin and his wife great person
David buck and Helena

Brian McNerney

August 28, 2020

May Robin still be able to watch us from above.

If we are lucky, as we watch our RC Planes flying up high, we might see Robins Wings within the background of the clouds.

A Good Pilot Always is Awarded his Wings.

Ellen Groat Shinn

August 27, 2020

So sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Robin growing up in West Oneonta and reconnected when my dad died. He was a good person and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

MICHAEL DURAND

August 27, 2020

we will miss you ROBIN , have a safe flight my friend and watch for us from upstair ... R.I.P.
so long .
MICHAEL @ MARYANNE . ( ORCF )

Lori and Steve Fyfe

August 27, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Robin was a good man and we will always have great memories to carry in the future of the fun at the flying field, the picnics and holiday dinners. We were blessed to have had him in our lives and in our club.
Robin, You are flying higher than any plane and can watch down on us. Maybe laugh sometimes at the silly things that might happen. We will miss you and know that you are always with us!
Sincerely,
Your friends,
The Oneonta RC Flyers

Shari VanDeusen

August 26, 2020

Sending prayers and hugs to you Cate, John and the family.
I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was a great and fun loving guy
He will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Robin.

Donald Simonds

August 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss I worked with Robin at Heathcare waste solutions he was always quick with a smile and a joke about the problem or task at hand he will be missing by many

Ellen Jaiman

August 25, 2020

Catherine and John, I cannot tell you how sorry I am! He was a sweet, kind and gentle man. He never once passed me by without saying hello. He always had a kind word. Please please don't hesitate to ask if you need ANYTHING!
Ellen Jaiman

Michelle Kay

August 25, 2020

Your home on Wildwood in Westland was always open. You and your family always welcomed everyone.

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