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Robert John Halliwell

Born: Sat., Aug. 1, 1942
Died: Sun., Nov. 29, 2020

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Robert John Halliwell 78, of Camden, NY passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Crouse-Irving Hospital after a brief illness. He was born August 1, 1942 in Rome, NY, a son of Caradoc & Harriette Munn Halliwell, and was a 1960 graduate of Rome Free Academy. John served with the U.S. Air Force prior to a 39 year career at Rome Cable Corp where he retired as Quotations Manager. Following retirement, he worked at Mystic Stamp Co., Camden, NY for five years.
John was a longtime member, and current treasurer, of Abundant Life Community Church, where he particularly enjoyed greeting people on Sunday mornings. In addition to the many wonderful times with his family and friends, he had numerous interests, including snowmobiling, NY Yankees baseball, and especially genealogy research to develop his family tree.  We are saddened, but blessed to know he is with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and we will meet again.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years,  the former Phyllis McCarthy, whom he married on July 2, 1983 in Camden, NY, his son, Ronald & Maureen Halliwell, Leominster, MA, three stepsons, Daniel & Laurie Phelps, Webster, NY, Timothy & Kristin Phelps, Bluffton, SC, David & Charis Phelps, Webster, NY, 8 grandchildren, a sister, Anna Beatrice Sharpe, Verona, NY and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Julie Halliwell LaBrie, three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Roberta Jean Halliwell and Harriette Louise Halliwell.
We would like to express our gratitude to the doctors and nurses in the Crouse-Irving Covid Unit for their excellent and compassionate care.
Private funeral services under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be held at the Abundant Life Community Church, Camden, NY. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Abundant Life Community Church Grocery Store Fund, to be opened soon to benefit our community.

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Robert Thomasson
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020

Large Spathiphyllum was sent by Rob and Vicki.

With our deepest sympathy

Heather Holley
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the family. I have so many wonderful memories in my heart. Johns life was such an example of Christs love and joy. I wish I could be there in person to pass along my love and condolences, but please know you are in my heart here in Oklahoma.

Belinda Schuler
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
So sorry to hear, Phyllis. God be with you. Much love and prayers sending your way.- Bushi

Sue and Lenny Hite
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Phyllis and family, Please accept our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. John was truly a "gentle man" with such charm and grace. His love for you all, was so obvious and I hope this brings you much comfort in the days to come. Sue and Len Hite

Linda Wafer Powell
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
I am truly saddened to hear of John's passing. Our family first met him many years ago when our children were little,and Julie would babysit on occasion. There is comfort in knowing of his belief in the Lord. My prayers are with you, Phyllis, and all of your family.

Valerie and Roger Manning
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Sincere condolences to your family. It’s never easy to lose a parent, they are irreplaceable.

Becky Sanford Guianen
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful Godly man and he and Phyllis were great friends to our family. I know he is celebrating today with Julie, many missed loved ones and friends. I bet my Mom & Dad were eagerly awaiting being reunited with him! I pray for peace for the family and know that you are in our prayers!!
With Much Love,

Deborah Loiacono
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
My heart is broken for Phyllis and the family and his church family and friends........John was a special man with a big heart and a great smile!!!! I will miss you, John - thank you for being a wonderful friend to my parents and for being there whenever they needed you!!!! RIP - I'm sure you and my parents are already having great conversations in glory - I know they were excited to see you!!!! Until we meet again......

Our love and condolences from David and Debbie Loiacono and family!

Pastor Tom & Kelly Bushey
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
John was a very special man of God, and we will miss his smiling face and sense of humor. We will see you again brother. May God pour out his strength and peace on you Phyliss, your family, and all the friends that loved him so! From Tom & Kelly Bushey ❤️

Tom and Sue Boyer
   Posted Wed December 02, 2020
Our deepest sympathies for your family's loss.

Jim and Lori Pinti
   Posted Thu December 03, 2020
Former co-workers of Bob at Rome cable. Truly a fine human being.

Peggy Woodford
   Posted Fri December 04, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. I will truly miss John's smiling face and friendly greeting on Sunday mornings. He was a gentle soul who so obviously loved the Lord.

Melvin & Rochelle Wright
   Posted Sun December 06, 2020
Words cannot express how saddened we are to have heard of John’s passing. He was always smiling and greeting us on Sunday at church. You are in our prayers. God has an amazing and holy man. God bless! Melvin & Rochelle

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