Robert J. Oakley

Mr. Robert J. Oakley, 88, of Stone Arabia Street, Nelliston, NY, Passed away on Monday August 1, 2022 at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was born in Nelliston, NY on March 1, 1934, the son of Jack and Edith Bauder Oakley.

HE attended Nelliston schools and spent the majority of his life in Nelliston.

Robert had served his country in the US Navy during the Korean war. His favorite hobby was rebuilding small machines, but he also loved his cars, and race cars. 

On August 16, 1958, at the former St. James Roman Catholic Church he married Shelia Yerdon, she predeceased him on March 10, 2001. He was also predeceased by his brothers Donald Oakley, and Stanley Oakley.

Survivors include his daughters Cheryl L. and her husband Gordon Lamb and Lisa M and her husband Philip Priolo; 3 grandsons Ryan Mowrey, Derek Lamb, and Michael Priolo; Granddaughter Gianna Priolo; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will take place on Sunday August 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM at the Fort Plain Cemetery, with military honors. 

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Mr. Oakley, please consider the Ayers Animal Shelter, 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gray-Houghtaling and Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.