Stanley H. Bobar

Mr. Stanley H. Bobar, 79, of Lynk Street, Sprakers, New York, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at his home.

Born on September 4, 1933, in Moriah, N.Y., he was the son of Howard Bobar and Blanche Maple Bobar. He was a lifetime local area resident.

Mr. Bobar started his employment with Beech-Nut in Canajoharie, then continued on to Lifesavers, retiring from Richardson Brands after many years of working as a Machine Adjuster.

He was a member of the Rural Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Bobar loved cars and belonged to the Fulton County Antique Car Club. He also enjoyed go kart racing, snowmobiles, woodworking and furniture making.

He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence Bobar.

Mr. Bobar is survived by: his six children, Deborah (Carl) Ovitt of Rockwood, N.Y., Stanley (Kathy) Bobar Jr. of Ontario, Canada, George Bobar of Middleburg, N.Y., Wanda McClary of Ontario, Canada, Howard (Hope) Bobar of Canajoharie, N.Y. and Scott (Kelly) Bobar of Canajoharie, N.Y.; two sisters, Lorraine Pierce of Ballston Lake, N.Y., Juanita Merlino of Leesburg, Fla.; brother, Gerald Bobar of Galway, N.Y.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Rural Grove Christian Church, 170 Rural Grove Road, Sprakers, NY 12166. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the church. Everyone is invited to Rural Grove Fire Department, State Hwy. 162, for fellowship following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Stanley H. Bobar may be made to the Rural Grove Fire Department, c/o Lori Kamp, P.O. Box 219, Sprakers, NY 12166.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Bobar at