Robert M. Humphrey, 77, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Robert M. Humphrey passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Samaritan Summit Village. He was 77 years old.

A funeral Mass will be said 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown, with Fr. Frank Natale MSC officiating.

Robert was born on November 16, 1944, in Cape Vincent, NY the son of Orville and Betty Crast Humphrey. He was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1945 and was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

He graduated from Watertown High in 1963 and from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1964. Bob was employed at Northland Division on Bradley Street, from 1965 to 1975 as a Cost Accountant, was a bookkeeper for Harley Davidson in 1979 and worked at Fort Drum from 1983 to 1984 as a military pay clerk.

Although Bob was born with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy it never stopped him from playing baseball or basketball. He had a knack of switching the baseball glove from one hand to the other to catch a ball. He was not a fast runner, but he could run even with a bad leg.

Bob was a kind soul with a good heart and a terrific sense of humor, always ready to help anyone in need.

Bob is survived by a  brother, James; a sister, Nancy (Larry Deshaw) and half-brother, John; a nephew, Mike Humphrey; three nieces, Lisa Humphrey, Carrie Evans, Heather Scheer; a half nephew, Matthew Humphrey; two half nieces, Jamie Humphrey, Grace Murdock; and several cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents.

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Arrangements are incomplete with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.