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Robert Vanburen

July 3, 1920 — August 8, 2014

Robert VanBuren, 94 of Rochester passed away peacefully August 8, 2014 at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester. He was born July 3, 1920 in Albany to the late Cornelius (Blanche Kaplan) VanBuren. Mr. VanBuren is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jane (Benion) VanBuren and his second wife Betty (Beaver) Hardie VanBuren.

Mr. VanBuren was a World War II Army Veteran. He retired as an Industrial Supervisor in Albany, before that he was at Attica Correctional Facility. Mr. VanBuren was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Rochester, the Knights of Columbus, and loved to fish.

He is survived by children Katherine (William) Campbell; Mark (Susan), Brian (Robbie), Miles (Cindy) VanBuren; James (Betty), Robert (Janet) Hardie; Sue (Don) Townsend; Judith Hardie; Donna (H. Andrew) Fay; Nicholas (Katherine) Hardie; Mary Ellen (Chris) VanSon; William (Mary Beth) Hardie; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 AM, Monday August 11, 2014 at Sts Joachim & Anne Church 50 East Ave, Attica NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Attica.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York at For more information please call (585) 591-1212or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 11, 2014

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joachim & Anne Parish

50 East Avenue, Attica, NY 14011

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