6/4/2013 – Robert D. Rivers, Clayton

6/4/2013 – Robert D. Rivers, Clayton

There will be a celebration of life for Mr. Robert D. Rivers Friday evening at 8pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling hours will be from 6pm until the time of the service.

Bob died December 20, 2012 at age 70.

Bob was born in Clayton May 24, 1942, the son of Harold and Marguerite Brown Rivers. He attended area schools.

Bob served in the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged.

He worked for years as welder at the former Frinks Snowplow in Clayton. Bob was a longtime member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department and received a bravery award for saving a little boy who fell through the ice on February 22, 1992.

Bob married the former Faith Ann Spandish November 3, 1973. Faith Ann died November 25, 2008.

Surviving are six sisters, Ruth Dunbar of Glenfield, Vernice Duford of Clayton, Bessie (Leo) Bennett of Watertown, Francis Bennett of Watertown, Anne Patterson of Albany and Terry Burns of Florida; one brother James of Dexter; nieces and nephews.

Six siblings died before him; Pattie, Harold, William, John, Thomas and Marilyn Russell.


  1. Dan & Linda Schleher Posted

    Dear Rivers Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss and especially that we cannot attend Bob’s service, but we are sure Bob would understand that we will be at the 117th annual Northern New York Firemen’s Convention in Massena. We will be attending the Firemen’s Memorial Service on Friday and Bob will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. To Bob’s family:
    Bob was a member of our 1962 Graduation Class at CCS. He was a quiet guy but good
    to be around, and he was usually with his brother Jim. My husband, Rev.Robert H Mowatt
    married him and Faith in 1973. Times flies and unfortunately, Bob and I got to Clayton but
    once a year so we lost touch with Bob and Faith. I offer my condolence to his sisters at this
    time. I’m sure that, Bob has been reunited with Faith and the rest of his family in the Eternal Life.

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