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George Robert 'Bob' SalisburySeptember 7, 2007
Poestenkill - George Robert 'Bob' Salisbury, 72,of Poestenkill died Friday, September 7, 2007 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a brief illness surrounded by his devoted daughter and son-in-law.
Born and raised in Troy, he was son of the late Horace Tobias and Kitty Leneta Daley Salisbury and was husband of the late Shirley Wood Salisbury since April 8, 1956.
He resided the past 43 years in Poestenkill and was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1953.
Bob was a toolmaker and general foreman at the Watervliet Arsenal for 34 years, retiring in 1990.
He was active in the Brunswick Church and enjoyed building model airplanes, specializing in military planes. He was a member of the 205th Armor Division New York National Guard and a Staff Sargent in the Scout Platoon.
Survivors include his devoted daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Ralph Ruffinen of Wynantskill and children, Jason, Jenna, Jakob and Robert. Also survived by a son, C. Robert (Sharon) Salisbury of West Sand Lake and children, Diana and Elizabeth and a nephew and niece, Billy and Allison Wood. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Salisbury.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the Brunswick Church 42 White Church Lane Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call at the CHURCH Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 AM prior to the service.
Interment Brookside Cemetery in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bob Salisbury to the Brunswick Church Deacon's Fund, 42 White Church Lane Troy, NY 12180.