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Robert L. Link

December 29, 1948 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 72)

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Robert L. Link, 72, of the Town of Oppenheim, Dolgeville, New York passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, with his loving daughter by his side. 

He was born on December 29, 1948 in Queens, New York, was the son of the late, George and Allia (Frisehkorn) Link and was raised in Woodhaven, New York. Robert was educated at Thomas A. Edison High School in Queens, New York and graduated with the Class of 1966. Upon his graduation, Robert enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in the Vietnam War era and received an honorable discharge.  

On August 16, 1974, Robert was united in marriage to the former, Jeanne C. Dunn in Long Branch, New Jersey. The couple had recently celebrated 44 years of marriage together and raised their three daughters in a loving home. Jeanne passed away on October 18, 2018. Robert is now reunited with the love of his life after nearly three years without her. 

Robert received his training by graduating from the police academy in 1975, 153rd municipal class as well as the New Jersey State Police Academy. He was formerly employed as a police officer in New Jersey, as well as working for the United States Postal Service, a mechanic for Chevy and at Walmart. He also served as the Oppenheim Town Justice for several years. 

Robert was a proud United States Army Veteran, was a member of the American Legion and the New York State Magistrates Association. He enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Robert will be missed dearly by his family. 

He is survived by his three daughters, Deb Jennings and her husband, Tim of NJ, Amy Knapp and her husband, Jeremy of Salisbury Center, NY, and Lori Johnson and her companion, John Cook of Little Falls, NY; loving grandchildren, Rob Link, Sarah Jennings, Alex Judkins, Jacob Link and Kristin Jennings; cherished great-granddaughter, Jeanne Rae Link; siblings, Frank Link, Bill Link, Richard Link, and Jayne Herron; several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents, wife, and sisters, Anne Jaquay and Doris Brown.  

In keeping with family wishes, there will be no formal funeral home services.

The family is being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York 13329.

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