SLINGERLANDS – Robert L. Ecuyer, 82, of Slingerlands, passed away peacefully late Saturday, February 16, 2019. Known to his family and friends as Bob, he was born on December 30, 1936 in Albany, New York, where he grew up and lived. He was employed for many years by the NYS Dept. of Transportation, and later by the former State Emergency Management Office. Bob was dedicated to his family. He was an avid seeker of knowledge, loved books, Budokai Karate, tennis, and volleyball.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Carol, brother Anthony R., and son Robert A. He is survived by his life partner Diane, sister Jeanne, daughter Mary (husband Eric), grandsons Billy and Robbie, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Autism Association, One Park Avenue, Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI 02871. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .