Robert Henry Poole, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at St. Peters Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
Robert was the son of the late Henry and Rose Mary (Zelka) Poole.
He was the devoted husband of over 37 years, to the late Barbara B. (Guiry) Poole.
Robert proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961, retiring as Airman First Class.
Robert was a life member of the VFW Post 1019 and a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Angels Church.
He was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed hosting and cooking at family gatherings. He derived great joy in spending time with his 12 grandchildren.
He was an avid Jets and Mets fan and loved spending summers at Saratoga Lake.
Robert is survived by his five sons, Robert H. (Susan) Poole Jr. of Loudonville, James M. Poole of Altamonte Springs, FL., Joseph M. (Maria) Poole of Niskayuna, Michael P. (Meredith) Poole and Daniel S. (Tracy) Poole, both of Colonie. He was the adored grandfather of, Liz, AJ, Brendan, Nick, Caitlyn, Lauren, Ryan, Shane, Michael, Robbie, Kylie and Emma. He is the brother of Richard (William) Poole of Silver Spring, MD. He is also survived by his companion Dora Skelley.
Calling hours will be held at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Rd., Watervliet, NY on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday February 16, 2018 at 10:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 609 Central Ave. at Colby St., Albany, NY. Interment will follow the Mass at Memory Gardens, Colonie.