Robert Allen Start


Robert Allen Start, age 78 years, of Cairo, NY passed away peacefully on November 7, 2020, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson.

Bob was born on July 29, 1942, in Springfield, Vermont, and is the son of the late Wilmer and Valna (Giles) Start.

Bob is survived by his wife Cathy, his children Robert Start Jr., Renee (Don) South, Michelle Start (Frank Malatesta) and stepson Matthew (Danielle) Higgins. He is also survived by his siblings Dolores Fowler, Marion Earle, Kathleen Bender, Carl Start, Glenda Murphy, Audrey Matott and Gregory Start, and his stepmother Debra Start as well as many nieces and nephews.

Robert proudly served in The United States Army, from October 21, 1959 – October 19, 1962.

Robert retired from Gorman Bros. of Albany, NY.

Bob loved most in life spending time with his family. Bob loved watching wrestling on television, going to the movies, he was an avid auto enthusiast, and he especially enjoyed socializing at local eateries. In recent years many got to know him as “Car Wash Bob”.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Town of Cairo Ambulance Service, P.O. Box - 728, Cairo, NY 12413. Condolences may be made at

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