Theodore W. Robare, 76, of Watertown

Theodore W. Robare, 76, of Watertown

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Theodore W. Robare, 76, Watertown, passed away Monday morning on July 2nd at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Calling hours are Friday, July 6th from 3 pm - 7 pm at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. The funeral will be held at 10 am Saturday, July 7th at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Murray officiating.  Immediately following will be the burial at Brookside Cemetery followed by a celebration of life from 12 pm – 2 pm at the Town of Watertown Firehall Station I.

Mr. Robare is survived by his wife Mary of 56 years; his children Kathie (Kevin) Berghorn, Tylerville, Sally (Mike) Arnold, Adams, twins Michele (Rich) Maitland, Adams Center and Michael (Leslie) Robare, Watertown; his grandchildren Samantha, Shane, Jared, Jacob, Mason, Paige, Austin, Hunter and Joel; great granddaughter Kaylee; two sisters Sylvia (John) Biondollio, FL and Sharon (Gerald “Butch”) Oatman, Carthage; two Aunts Stella Navarra, Watertown and Ida Powell, Albany; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was born in Watertown, on October 28, 1941, a son to Roy and Frances Marino Robare.  He was educated in the Watertown school system.  He served with the US Navy from 1959-1962.  Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Robare went to work at Howard Johnson’s as a manager of the motel.  Later he became the manager and part owner of the Quality Inn & Suites until his retirement in 2002.

He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and walking his dog “Rosie.”

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association.

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