Robert W. Waters

November 23, 1970February 19, 2018

Robert W. Waters, age 47, of Potsdam, passed away peacefully on February 19th at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT with his loving family by his side.

Robert is survived by his mother, Jo Ann of Potsdam, his brother and sister in law, John and Andrea Waters of Canton, his nephew and niece, Cooper and Claire, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father Michael in 2003.

Robert was born on November 23, 1970 in Lowville, NY, the son of Michael and Jo Ann (Northover) Waters. He graduated from Clifton-Fine Central School in 1989 before enlisting in the United States Navy. During his enlistment he served on the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm before being honorably discharged.

Robert enjoyed reading, movies and participating in medieval reenactment with his SCA friends. Family and friend will fondly remember his sense of humor, selflessness and kindness.

Family and friends may be received on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, at the Colton Wesleyan Church, 4852 Route 56, Colton, NY. All are welcome to attend the memorial services that will follow. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. Condolences can be shared


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Robert W. Waters

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Jen (Fennel) Illenberg

February 28, 2018

I will always remember going to an sca event and Bob standing up and telling stories. He had the whole of us laughing for almost an hour untill we were practacly in tears.

Thomas Meek

February 26, 2018

I see that Bobby enjoyed Midevil re-enactment s which is no surprise as he played hockey like a Gladiator. I had the privilege of being his coach in the late 80's. On behalf of myself and all of our teams we raise a Chalice to you our dear friend and teammate. Keep your stick on the ice Bob. You will be missed. Coach Meek

Angela Walker

February 23, 2018

He was a dear friend that always made me smile. I will miss his laughter and the joy he brought to my life and the lives of those around him. Rest well dear friend and I will raise a glass in your honor.
Angela Walker