TRAVERSE CITY — Robert Edward Duvernoy, 89, passed away on March 1, 2013, at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
Robert was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in Jackson Heights, N.Y., to the late George and Suzanne (Bevier) Duvernoy.
He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the European Theatre. Robert was a proud alumni of Syracuse University. Among his other jobs, he especially enjoyed preparing taxes; it was his favorite time of the year.
On October 16, 1948, Robert married his “dream girl” Joan Schramp and together they lived until “death do us part,” 58 years later. They lived and raised their family in Rockland County, N.Y. Robert lived out his years in the Traverse City area where he was a lovable curmudgeon to many who knew him. He was simply loving to every animal he knew.
Robert is survived by a son and two daughters, Roger (Ricki Stofsky) Duvernoy, Keira (Bob) Duvernoy and Lynne Duvernoy. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Lindsay Duvernoy and Gabriel Braveheart.
Burial will take place in St. Anthony Cemetery in Nanuet, N.Y. Private family services will be held this summer.
Memorial contributions honoring Robert can be made to Lewis County Humane Society, Pine Grove Road, Lowville, N.Y.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Robert’s family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.