Robert E. “Rob” Prior  - October 31, 2015

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COEYMANS – Robert E. “Rob” Prior, 37, passed away suddenly after injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Rob was a resident of Coeymans all his life and was a 1996 graduate of R-C-S High School.  Rob was a devoted member and past Chief of the Coeymans Fire Co. and current commissioner of the Coeymans Fire District.  He was a 2015 honor student at Hudson Valley Community College studying architecture.  Rob had worked for Quantum Engineering and the NYS Dormitory Authority for several years.  Following an auto accident in 2008 Rob found new purpose with the Albany County Sheriff’s STOP-DWI and also traveled to local schools impacting the lives of many students.

     Survivors include his devoted service dog, Mack;  parents, Andy and Janice Prior;  siblings, Cherie (Ken), Andy Jr., Colleen (Jeff) and Kimmer (Bob);  grandparents, Bill and Fay Burns and Shirley and the late Joseph Prior.  Devoted uncle to Nick, Faith, Summer, Connor, Talia and Lucy.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins who were his “partners in crime”.

     A memorial  Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 4th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  There will be no calling hours.    

In lieu of flowers the family is asking you to consider a donation in memory of Rob to the Coeymans Fire Co., Rob Prior Scholarship Fund, PO Box 55, Coeymans NY 12045.