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Robert Sitcer, Sr.

February 25, 1947 — March 11, 2022

Cibolo, Texas

Robert William Sitcer, Sr. passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022. Born on February 25, 1947 in a house in Chatham, New York to parents, Roland Sitcer and Laura Baker; he was the youngest of 3 siblings; Marie, Shirley, and Sharon.

Bob (as most called him) grew up in rural upstate New York in the small town of Chatham. Bob spent his childhood attending school, helping on his grandfather's potato farm, and helping old man Hall at his auto mechanics garage. Bob was a free spirit when he was young and known to hang out with his many friends, working on and racing cars, and seeing what kind of adolescent mischief and fun he could have with his friends. After high school, Bob entered the United States Air Force and was trained as an Air Conditioning and Pressurization Systems Specialist. He served during the Vietnam War, was stationed in McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington and deployed to Clark AFB in Philippines, Guam, and Japan. While in McChord AFB, Bob met and married Lorraine Burklund. in 1967. They moved back to Chatham New York and had 3 children; Robert, Scott, and Timothy.

In 1974, Bob and family bought a house and moved to Schenectady, New York. where he worked as a forklift driver and supervisor at a kosher dairy. Bob met his calling in life when he started selling cars as a car salesman at Chatham Dodge. He moved onto Albany Dodge where he became top salesman for New York state for Dodge and won a trip to Super Bowl XIX in 1984. There he got to shake hands with Lee Lacocca himself.

As life sometimes does, Bob hit a speed bump when in 1985 his marriage to Lorraine ended. He carried on with his life, found love, and married again to Kathleen Busila in 1988. Kathy had children from a previous marriage: Lance, Tina, and Tony. In 2004 Bob and Kathy moved to Daytona Beach, Florida. While in Daytona. Bob pursued another one of his passions; motorcycles. Bob and Kathy rode their bike across the country to Maine and Sturgess, South Dakota.

In 2008 Bob and Kathy moved back to Albany, New York. Bob worked at Armory Garage selling Chrysler's. Everywhere Bob went, he knew people and was always very vibrant, humorous, and memorable. He had an ability to memorize the name and face of everyone he met. This enabled him to have an enormous number of friends.

Bob is an incredible survivor. Bob had survived a horrible car accident in 1973 that' broke his hip and fractured his skull. In 2017 Bob had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in his spine, liver, and lungs and was actually told he had 4 months to live. Miraculously, after experimental treatment at SUNY Medical Center, Bob was cancer free by 2019. Shortly after cancer surgery, Bob suffered a stroke. With all of this adversity, Bob never complained and stayed strong, always saying he'd "be fine". In September 2020, Bob moved to Cibolo, Texas. During this time he was able to spend more time with his son, Scott and grandson Charles.

Bob passed peacefully in his home in Cibolo, Texas on March 11,2022. Survived by his wife, Kathy Sitcer and stepchildren, Tony Pappas, Lance Pappas , and Tina Williams; his ex-wife Lorraine Clauss, and sons, Robert Clauss, Scott Clauss, and Timothy Clauss. He is also a proud grandfather to 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was also the father to his canine children JD (Jack Daniels,) Bear, Tiki, and Billy Bob.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00PM - 8:00PM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Schertz Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory

2217 FM3009, Schertz, TX 78154

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