Robert Sofield

Robert Mead "Bob" Sofield

Thursday, April 10th, 1930 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Robert M. “Bob” Sofield, age 89, of Saranac Lake, NY, died Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Perth Amboy, NJ on April 10, 1930, he was the son of Wilson and Marjory (Tuffs) Sofield. He met the love of his life, Ruth Moody and they were married on October 28, 1955 in Elizabeth, NJ. Bob and Ruth just celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Bobs most important love was that of his family. He was an avid volunteer his entire life, volunteering as a coach for baseball, the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, Ironman Lake Placid, Ironman 70.3, Holiday Helpers, Adirondack Scenic Railroad and where ever else Ruth decided he needed to volunteer. Bob was an avid Lionel train collector having collected hundreds of Lionel trains throughout the years. Bob and Ruth celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary in Hawaii and Bob would love to cruise taking yearly cruises with his daughters Linda and Debbie.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Ruth Sofield, his two daughters Linda (Garry) Golden of Queensbury, NY and Debbie (Dale) Vaughn of Hudson Falls, NY. Two sons: Rick (Alice) Sofield of Saranac Lake and John Sofield of Plattsburgh, NY. Bob is also survived by four grandchildren: Joseph (Nicole) Pickering of Queensbury, James Ingleright of Saranac Lake, Joshua Vaughn of Ohio and David Sofield (Brooke LaVair) of Saranac Lake; and 2 great grandchildren: Greysen and Helen.

Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother and one sister Doris Taggert.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street in Saranac Lake. Calling hours will be held on Friday November 1, 2019 from 1 to 3pm at the Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Robert M. “Bob” Sofield may make memorial contributions to the Adirondack Medical Center, ICU, in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Interment

    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    Pine Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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Madge Duprey

Posted at 07:07pm
In my thoughts & prayers, Ruth & family.

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Posted at 07:03pm
Sent with love and remembrance, you are all in my thoughts. Bob was like a grandfather to me. I will hold his memory dearly in my heart.
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Paulette and David Burns

Posted at 05:59pm
Dear Linda and Family, Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your Father. May he rest in heavenly peace.
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John Fitzgerald

Posted at 02:47pm
Thank you Bob for all your time and help on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. You were good friend to all of us even if didn't always show it, We will miss you and someday we all be up there with you, Just you like are now up there with Fred Baker, Randy Fisher, Dennis Wasnoski, Dick Peters, Alice Bourquin, Wayne Tucker and Dave Wally Van Pelt

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