Robert Schoonmaker Sr., 68, of the Campbell Road, Churubusco died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

Born on June 5, 1952, in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of John and Viola (Grey) Schoonmaker.

He was married to Doris Totten on Oct. 17, 1972, in Dover, NY.

Robert attended Dover High School. He was employed by IBEW 1249, Syracuse, as a tree trimmer, retiring in 2014 after 44 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and working in his garage. He was a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years; four children and a special daughter-in-law, Robert W. Schoonmaker Jr. and his wife, Rachel, of Churubusco, Joanne Schoonmaker of Ellenburg Center, Sam Monteleone of Plattsburgh, and Joe Monteleone of Zepher Hills, FL; a brother, John H. Schoonmaker of Ellenburg Center; Paul King of Ellenburg Center; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, a niece and nephew.

There are no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held St. Edmund’s Cemetery, Ellenburg, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at

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