Robert J. Minor, formerly of Sempronius, NY, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Flagstaff, AZ from kidney disease. He was blessed to receive the sacraments associated with last rites prior to passing. Bob was born October 10, 1940 in Rotterdam, NY to Raymond & Melba (Greenan) Minor. Bob had two sisters, Michele Nielsen (Bruce) and MaryBeth Waterstram (Charles). While attending college, Bob met Lynnea Widger and later wed in November 1965 (divorced 1990). From this marriage, two sons were born, Matthew (Julie) Minor, and Douglas Minor. Later, Bob met and married Donna Cooney. From this marriage, Bob gained three additional children, Colleen (Greg) Opdyke, Gregory Cooney, and Katherine (William) Hanna.
After high school, Bob served for 3 years in the US Army as a finance specialist. Following an honorable discharge, he attended Mohawk Valley Community College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Insurance, Banking, and Accounting. After several years of professional accounting experience, Bob attended Ithaca College, earned his Bachelor’s degree, and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. The majority of Bob’s career was spent in public accounting where he provided income tax, accounting, and financial statement preparation. He operated his own accounting practice under the name of Robert J. Minor, CPA.
Bob was a loving family man and great father and grandfather. He also served his home Catholic churches in several capacities, and he enjoyed the many pets he had throughout his life.
Bob is survived by his wife, Donna, his five children, nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Flagstaff, AZ.
A memorial mass will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 15, 2019 at San Francisco de Asis Roman Catholic Church in Flagstaff, AZ. The eulogy will begin prior to the mass at 12:45 pm. Bob will be laid to rest alongside family in New Hampshire in 2020.
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