Robert  McInnis

Obituary of Robert M. McInnis

Obituary: Robert M. McInnis Wayland – Robert "Bob" M. McInnis, 84 years of age, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at his beloved home in Wayland. Bob was born on September 4, 1939, in Caribou, Maine, the son of Maurice and Leola (Peterson) McInnis. His family moved to Lent Hill in Cohocton, where he grew up surrounded by the scenic beauty of rural New York. In 1964, Bob built a house in Wayland out past Loon Lake, a testament to his determination and love for the area, and remained there ever since. He graduated from Cohocton School in 1957 and from Alfred State College with a degree in business management. Bob then attended the NYS Trooper Police Academy, launching a distinguished 23-year career in law enforcement, where his dedication and integrity left a lasting impact. He retired out of the Wayland Barracks in 1985, having served his community with honor. Bob was a man of many talents and passions. He co-owned and operated B&B Enterprises, where he sold trucks, cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and campers. His adventurous spirit led him to explore new places, and he cherished every moment spent with family and friends. Known for his culinary skills, Bob’s kitchen was a place of welcome and warmth, where he loved to cook, share meals and drinks. His love for animals, especially his three cherished cats, Tucker, Benny, and Momo, was well known among his friends. A member of both the Hornell and Cohocton American Legions and a past member of the Cohocton Lions Club, Bob was deeply involved in his community, always ready to lend a hand or share a drink. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Leola McInnis; his sister, Maureen “Molly” Engels; and his brother, Albert “Bill” McInnis. He is survived by his lifelong companion, Vanessa Cole of Wayland; his children, Michael McInnis (Veronica Velez) of Cortlandt Manor, NY, and Brigette McInnis-Day (Eric) of Media, PA; his grandchildren, Olivia, Ruby, Madeline, and Elliot; along with several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Bob’s family and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 2 pm at the Cohocton American Legion. He will be laid to rest in a private service at St. Pius Cemetery in Cohocton. We would like you to remember Bob's favorite saying, “Have another drink!”—a testament to his joyful and generous spirit. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert M. McInnis may be made to the Cohocton Historical Society, PO Box 177, Cohocton, NY 14826, or the Vincent House Inc., 310 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572.

Celebration of Life

Saturday July 6, 2024 ~ 2pm ~ Cohocton American Legion, 6 Wilcox St., Cohocton


St. Pius Cemetery, Cohocton, NY
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