Robert Dygert

Obituary of Robert C. Dygert

Mr. Robert C. Dygert, 92, of Dygert Road, Palatine Bridge, New York died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Palatine Nursing Home. Born on September 13, 1928 in New York, he was the son of Rozelle Dygert and Velma Kretser Dygert. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Class of 1946. Mr. Dygert was the Owner and Operator of Dygert Farms, which has been owned by the Dygert family since 1723. He was the eleventh-generation owner. He was also a NYS Milk Inspector and salesman for Hoffman Seeds. Mr. Dygert was on the Town Planning Board, and Zoning Board (ZBA). He was a member of the Fort Plain Reformed Church. Robert was a member of the Farm Bureau. He loved sports and played basketball in High School. In his younger years he enjoyed water skiing and just being out in the water. On October 2, 1948 at The Fort Plain Reformed Church, Robert was married to Norma Coppi. She predeceased him July 10, 2001. His sister, Marilyn Day also predeceased him. Mr. Dygert is survived by his son, Ronald and Janey Dygert; daughter, Rebecca and Greg Rury; grandchildren, Robby and Shannon Dygert, Kristin and Craig Rickard, Melissa and Ben Puchalski; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Olivia, Tucker, Cassidy, Sydney, Worden. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00AM at The Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 9th from 5:00-7:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Fort Plain Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mr. Robert C. Dygert may be made to The Fort Plain Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 374, Fort Plain, NY 13339 or the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 28, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
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Thursday
9
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Chapel Of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego St.
Canajoharie, New York, United States
518-673-2233
Friday
10
September

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, September 10, 2021
Chapel Of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego St.
Canajoharie, New York, United States
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