Robert “Bob” (Box) L. Catlin

January 19, 2023
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Robert “Bob” (Box) L. Catlin – Gorham / Penn Yan / Sebring, FL

Bob was born 10/29/42 and gained his Angel Wings on 1/19/23 in Sebring, FL.

Friends may call on Monday (Feb. 6th) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 7th) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Gorham United Methodist Church.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 295, Hamburg, NY 14075.

Bob was a 1960 graduate of Gorham Central School. He married Shirley Hopkins on Feb. 14, 1988. He was a past member of the Penn Yan Elks Club, Lodge #1722. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Bob and Shirley wintered in Florida for the past 15 years.

Bob was an owner-operator truck driver for Joe Ilacqua for several years. He also worked for Aspen Tree Service, Iversen Lumber Yard and then for HEP Sales. After retirement, Bob worked part-time on Hathorn Farm.  

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Catlin “nee Hopkins”; sister, Mary Lou Yerkes “nee Catlin”; 4 children, Robert Catlin Jr., Denise Egburtson, Dru-Anne (Matthew) Hartley and Corey Catlin; grandchildren, Cassie (Matt) Richards, Stevie Hicks, Matt Catlin, Joe (Jennah) Catlin, Jennie Sugg, Zo Hartley, Joshua Catlin and Samantha Catlin; great grandchildren, Daymeon Richards, Hailey Richards, Rori Hall, Kara Ernst, Ella Ernst and Elizabeth Catlin; niece, Julie (Marty) Merz; great-nieces, Asher and Amelia Merz; nephew, Kyle (Terri) Yerkes; great-nephew, Colton Yerkes; and many friends and family in Gorham, Penn Yan and Florida.

Bob was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kayleigh Hall; daughter-in-law, Terry Catlin; brother-in-law, Glenn Yerkes; and his parents, Leon and Ida “nee Fake” Catlin.

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Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Monday, February 6, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2583 E. Main St.
Gorham, NY
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Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
11:00 AM
2583 E. Main St. Gorham
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Norm Lee from 6246 7th. Ave.W. Bradenton,Florida on Jan. 31, 2023

To the Family, Sorry for your Loss. Bob was a great guy. May he RIP.

Renee Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on Feb. 1, 2023

I'm saddened to hear of Bob's passing. I have great memories with the time spent with his family while I was a part of it. My favorite memories are playing cards with Bob, Shirley and Corey. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family. Bob will be greatly missed. He was a genuine man.

Elizabeth Youngs from Penn Yan, NY on Feb. 2, 2023

Shirley and family. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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