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 .
Click here to view Bob’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York (Zip Code Albany, NY 12204).
I’m very sorry to here the passing of your father. Prayers for you and the family!
Mary we are so sorry for your loss ,Bob was great man and. Great Dad prayers are with you and your family.❤️❤️
I was saddened deeply when I received the news that Uncke Bob had passed. I have fond memories of all the day trips he took Robbie, JP and myself on. At least he passed peacefully and he can be with Aunt Carol, his son Robbie and his brother, my dad , Anthony. May he rest in eternal peace.
Mary and Aunt Jeanne: So sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Tina
Leonard H Smith Jr
Very sorry for your loss. Bob and I worked in the Bridge Office for 30+ years. We always talked about Martial Arts and our progress through the ranks. He was a great guy to talk to and will be missed greatly.
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
So very sorry Mary. I know how my he ment to you! Always remember the good times. Hugs and love
Bernard & Beverley VonCanon
We are saddened by your loss and grieve with you. He will be missed, just remember that our love and prayers are with you. May our LORD comfort and give you peace. Much Love, B&B
I worked side by side with Bob at DOT when I was just out of school in 1970 and starting my career as a Junior Engineer in the Bridge Office. Bob taught me a lot about what it takes to get a decent set of bridge plans put together. He was a fine example of strength – physically and mentally (nothing seemed to ruffle his feathers). He was one tough cookie, but not at all in a bad way. I admired that. I’m privileged that I had a chance to work with and learn from him. I had a chance last summer to chat with Bob. What a treat that was! I am saddened by his passing.
May his memory live on.
Ken & Gail Czubaj
Mary, very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Craig and Amy Czubaj
Mary, sorry for you loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary, so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sending prayers for all of the family.
CWO3 Paul E. Humler and Edie
We were great friends in our high school days. Unfortunately we lost contact when I left Albany for a Navy career. I have many pleasant memories of days with him. He was the best man at my wedding to my wife Edie. Our condolences to his family.
Sending light and love to the entire Ecuyer and Calsolaro families. Bob was my mother Marie Porcaro Padula’s cousin, and she was always delighted to see him at family functions, etc. She always spoke highly of him. Wishing you all peace during this difficult time, and please know that the extended family will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and rest in peace, Bob. Until we meet again, this is just a temporary goodbye.
I started working in the Bridge Office in 1977 so I’ve known Bob since then. I had the good fortune of working with him for several years in Larry Johanson’s Special Design Unit. I learned a lot from Bob, especially to be very concise and precise when writing. There was no gray area, which made Bob the perfect specification writer/reviewer. I hadn’t seen him since he retired but reconnected at several events last year. It was really good to see him and I’m very saddened at his passing. My sympathies to his family.
Mary and Eric,
May the good Lord have his loving hand on you during this time. He was a good man and I am grateful for the pleasure to have met him. You are in our prayers.
I am a better person for knowing you for 47 years. My prayers for Mary and Diane.
My deepest sympathies for your loss, I know this is a very difficult time for your family but you can rejoice in knowing “there is going to be a resurrection “ (Acts 24:15) Jehovah has promised this and he is, according to Titus 1:2, “ the God who cannot lie.”