Robert D. Gendreau Sr. ~ October 19, 2017

Honeoye:  October 19, 2017 at age 74 years.  Predeceased by his wife Sandra (Cratsley) Gendreau in 2015.  He is survived by his sons, James (Lori) Cratsley of Canadice, Robert (Susan Kessler) Gendreau Jr. of Irondequoit, Joseph (Patricia) Gendreau of McHenry, MS and Daniel (Dena Scantlin) Gendreau of Webster.  8 grandchildren.  3 great grandchildren.  Siblings Sandra (Dan) Cook of Charlottesville, VA, Louise Boyd of Honeoye and Thomas Gendreau of Honeoye.  Several nieces and nephews.


As the “Commander of The Sons of The American Legion”, Bob was one of the greatest American Patriots of our time. His spirit soared from the moment he could fly, to the instant he lit the fuse and to the second he could pull the trigger. From airplanes, to dragsters, scuba diving to a skeet shooting Easter Bunny, he did it all.  He loved it all and taught it all back to the ones he loved.  As a longtime resident of Honeoye Lake, he was very helpful to his friends and families of the community, and will greatly be missed by all.

We love you Dad.

Friends may call Monday, October 23rd 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye where funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 11 am.  Burial Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Sons of The American Legion, PO Box 65, Honeoye, NY 14471.  To share a story or send a condolence, please visit:


12 thoughts on “Robert D. Gendreau Sr. ~ October 19, 2017

  1. Our condolences to the Gendreau family. Bob has been a great neighbor for almost 50 years.
    Howard Markman

  2. Condolences to the family and our thoughts are with you.
    All our love is with you.
    The Kaufman family

  3. My condolences to the family. Bob was a man of many interest , and although we hadn’t seen each other in a long time I always enjoyed talking to him.

  4. RIP Bob. So glad we got to chat a few weeks ago. Condolences to the family. He was a one of a kind guy.

  5. Rest in peace, my friend. I will miss our laughs and conversations and trading recipes at the legion post.

  6. I met Bob as a bartender at the Valley Inn and I felt he was a special person from the moment I met him. I am so sad about his passing. He would do anything for anyone. Rest in peace my good man.

  7. My most sincere condolences at the loss to your family, I had the pleasure of many interesting conversations with Bob over the years. He was both knowledgeable and inquisitive, two appealing characteristics that promote good conversation. I will miss our discussions.

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