Robert “Bobby” C. Prashaw, 64, formerly of Massena
Robert “Bobby” C. Prashaw, 64, of Bloomington, IN and formerly of Massena, NY, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2012.
Bobby was born on October 4, 1947 in Massena, the son of Elwood and Helen (Fitzgerald) Prashaw.
He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves after graduation from high school.
He was employed by General Motors for 39 and half years, first at the Massena plant, and then at the Bedford, IN plant. He retired in 2008 from GM as the UAW Local 440 Shop Chairman. Throughout his GM years, he also held jobs in production and as a truck driver.
Bobby, also known as “the Grizz” to some of his friends, loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was a great storyteller. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and new granddaughter.
He was an avid golfer. In his younger years he played hockey, softball and for the Massena Warriors Football team. He also coached various youth hockey teams in Massena and Bloomington.
Bobby was married to and divorced from Linda Orosz, with whom he shared a daughter, Lisa. He was then married to and divorced from Kim Wood.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa (Prashaw) and Chris Romeo and granddaughter, Raegan Romeo, all of Massena, also, he is survived by his nephews, Chuck and Kevin Chambers of Boonville, NY and Mark Chambers of Tampa, FL.
Bobby was predeceased by a sister, Carol Chambers, in January, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Massena with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Friends and family may call on Sunday from at 3-6 pm Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.
At the family's request, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.
Saturday, May 25, 2013, Watertown, NY
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