Robert F . Ayres, 74 of Freeville , NY died March 19, 2019 after a short Illness at the Cortland Park.
Born May 10, 1944 in New Albany, PA he was the son of the late Fred M. and Pauline Perkins Ayres.
Having lived in the area for many years, he and his wife had moved to North Dakota, followed by South Carolina and eventually back to the area. He had worked in his younger years at Smith Corona and followed by Facet Corp. in Elmira.
When his children were young he was a herdsman in Middletown NY. Bob also managed Country Acres for several years where he was a water treatment specialist. Eventually he ended up as a machinist at Emerson Power Transmission in Ithaca.
He had enjoyed traveling with his wife, Sharon S. Tillotson Ayres whom he married in 1962 and he was fond of his poodles who he consider his 4 legged kids.
Besides his wife Sharon , he is survived by his children, Mark (Angie) Ayres of Freeville, NY , Denise (Shawn) Maginness of Florida and Brian (Patti) Ayres of Cross, SC, as well as 10 grandchildren, Alex, Amber, Aminda, Jamie, Janet, Jennilee, Jessica, Kody. Kurtis & Obediah. 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, William “Bill” (Barbara) Ayres of Varna, Gary (Laura Ripley) Ayres of Cortland, Darwin (Hilda) Ayres of NH , Mariline Pernegila of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Howard and Harold Ayres and Sheila Dawson.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton. There are no services