Robert "Bob" Mead

Died: November 2, 2018
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Robert W. Mead, age 93, of Delray Beach, Florida passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, November 2, 2018 after a life well lived. He was born on February 17, 1925 in Endicott, New York. He was predeceased by his mother and father Dr. Roger D. and Mae L. Mead, his brother Russell Mead, his brother Roger and wife Madelyn Mead and his son-in-law Grant McConnell. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Janet Allen Mead and his three children; daughters Robin Mead and Rhonda McConnell and his son Robert A. and wife Sandra Mead. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Ryan Mead Esq. and wife Carolyn, Dr. Victoria Mead and husband Alessandro Bitto, Alison McConnell, Taylor McConnell, Drew and wife Lauren McConnell and Julia McConnell, as well as four great grandchildren; Claudia and Margot Mead and Raffaella and Ferdinando Bitto. He graduated from Union-Endicott High School in 1943 and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. Following his service, he attended Syracuse University. His business life began when he built and operated a service station in Vestal, New York. He went on to build homes, commercial plazas and was involved in other planned real estate developments. He had a life long passion for investing which led to his participation in many venture capital projects. Some of his happiest times were spent cruising the world and traveling the Intracoastal Waterway with his wife Janet on their boat the “MaeRog”. He particularly enjoyed summers spent at Quaker Lake, Pennsylvania with his family and many friends. For all who knew and loved him, the single most important thing in his life was family, and his choice to live by example created a pathway for generations to follow. His family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to his devoted caregivers for the wonderful care they provided over the past five years. They would also like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. John Perry.
Robert’s family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, New York. A private burial service will take place at the family’s discretion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grant McConnell Employment Program at the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference, 1182 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York 13901.

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Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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511-513 East Main Street
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Ruth Levy posted on 11/9/18

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Ruth & Arthur Levy


Anthony Valachovic posted on 11/7/18

So sorry for your loss. Anthony valachovic


Michael Allen posted on 11/6/18

Robert was a mover and shaker that history will record. His wonderful and insightful vision on family, business and loving friends speaks for all who have had the gift of knowing him and his wonderful family. My family has been blessed with this gift and will always cherish it.


Jody Allen posted on 11/6/18

So saddened to learn of Robert's passing. We send heartfelt condolences to the family. We love you all very much. EVERY THORN I thank you Lord for every thorn, Each heavy burden I have born The darkest moments of despair And every cross I've had to bear I'm glad I've suffered grief and pain Those seasons of distress and strain That stunned my pride and humbled me And turned my stubborn heart to Thee And thank You Lord, for every tear I've shed for those I hold so dear For 'tho I trusted you before Each crisis made me love you more For as the sorrows came and went They left me tired, weak, and spent With all my hope and courage gone I could not make it on my own 'Twas then my prayers were most sincere With tender hands You soothed my fears And as my selfish will was purged A stronger, deeper faith emerged If mine had been a life of ease And I could have lived the way I pleased Lord, I might have never known the thrill Of living in Thy holy will The mountain tops, I must confess, Were not where I was at my best But in the shadow of the vale Is where I came to know you well So I thank you Lord, on bended knee For everything you've given me And when my life here on earth is through I'll spend eternity in Heaven with you Anonymous