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Robert H. Chapman

October 31, 1942 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 76)


CAPE VINCENT- Robert H. Chapman, 76, of County Rt 4, passed away Saturday August 3rd, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Cape Vincent.

Robert was born October 31st, 1942 in Cape Vincent to the late George and Olive (Evans) Chapman. He attended local schools before working at Air Brake in Watertown for 35 years. Afterwards he became the Water District Supervisor for the Town of Cape Vincent, where he worked for over 20 years.

On April 6th, 1963 Robert married Geraldine Fields at the United Church of Cape Vincent.

If you knew Robert you knew he would do anything for anyone, and was involved in a variety of organizations including the Sons of the American Legion, the Legion Riders, and the ambulance squad. Robert was a dedicated firefighter serving Cape Vincent for over 55 years. in 2008 Robert was named Citizen of the year. Robert also spent seven years with the crew at the Can Am Speedway, where he made lifelong friendships.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, and children: Roberta Simpson, Adams, NY, and Gerald (Lynette) Chapman, Cape Vincent, NY. He is also survived by his siblings: Barbara (Thomas) Marsh, Rochester, NY, and Terry (Karen) Chapman, Chaumont, NY, along with his grandchildren: Sindi (Andrew) Chapman, Aimee Chapman, Tiger Chapman, and Jenna Chapman, his two great-grandsons: Chevy Chapman, and Hudson Klock, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert is predeceased by his parents, and sister Patricia Taylor.

Calling hours will be 9:30 am to 11:30 am with a memorial service to follow, Saturday August 24th, 2019 at the Funeral Home, 188 Broadway Cape Vincent, NY.  A burial will immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cape Vincent Fire Department or the Cape Vincent Fireman’s Auxiliary, 241 Broadway St, Cape Vincent, NY 13618, the Legion Riders, 248 Broadway, Cape Vincent, NY 13618, or the Thousand Islands Backpack Program 8481 County Rd 9, Clayton, NY 13624.

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Calling Hours
August 24, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Cleveland Funeral Home - Cape Vincent
188 W. Broadway St.
Cape Vincent, NY 13618

Memorial Service
August 24, 2019

11:30 AM
Cleveland Funeral Home - Cape Vincent
188 W. Broadway St.
Cape Vincent, NY 13618


Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire Department
241 East Broadway St., Cape Vincent NY 13618

Legion Riders
248 Broadway, Cape Vincent NY 13618

TI Backpack Program
8481 County Rd 9, Clayton NY 13624

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