Robert N. Chase
June 30, 1948 - November 29, 2012
Robert N. Chase, 64, passed away Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) at home.
Mr. Chase was born on June 30, 1948 in Oneida to Benjamin and A. Elizabeth (Shiels) Chase. He was a 1967 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He attended Oswego State Teachers College and Alfred Technical College.
Robert owned and operated Chase Enterprises as an independent contractor for 40 years. He also drove bus for ARC in Wellsville and more recently worked security at Dresser Rand in Wellsville.
Bob is survived by a brother, Douglas Chase of Westminster, Colo.; and several cousins.
Bob had a servant’s heart. In the 1970’s, he began a long association with the Salvation Army where he attended cadet school and volunteered in many capacities. He attended Alfred-Almond Bible Church and gave greatly of his time and talents during their church building project. He worked for a few years in the 1980’s at Word of Life in Schroon Lake. In the 1990’s he attended Wellsville Bible Church and again used his construction talents during their initial building project. He also attended Faith Bible Church and Anchor Baptist Church, both in Wellsville, again serving wherever there was a need.
Bob enjoyed playing accordion and honed his talents as an artist. He was a member of the Willing Fire Department and a life member on the National Rifle Association.
There will be no prior visitation. The funeral service will be held on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 11 a.m. at Wellsville Bible Church with long time friend, Rev. Daniel Kenyon, officiating. Burial will take place at Oneonta Plains Cemetery in Oneonta.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
In honor of the Christmas season and Bob’s long time relationship with Salvation Army, memorial contributions in Bob’s name will be gratefully accepted at any Salvation Army collection point or Salvation Army, 25 East Pearl St., Wellsville, NY 14895.