Robert J. Preston, age 86, of Corning, NY and North Fort Myers, FL died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home in Corning surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born on April 14, 1931 in Penn Yan, NY to Lester and Georgette (Huey) Preston. He married Una Sweet (VanCuren) on March 17, 1977 in Corning.
He was employed by the operating engineer union for 36 years as a heavy equipment operator running all types of equipment. Bob built 11 houses in his spare time during the winters and helped on many other projects for family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Una; three daughters, Sharon (Ron) Morris of Washington, PA, Valerie Parsons of Waterloo, NY and Bonny Parsons of Odessa, NY; three sons, Loren (Darlene) VanCuren of Corning, William VanCuren of Corning, and Roger VanCuren of Elmira; eight grandchildren; one special grandson, Robert Preston III; great grandchildren, Annabelle, Ethan, Olivia, Jullian, Harper, Payton, and Aiden; several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his two brothers and one sister; and his son, Robert Preston, Jr.
The family will have services at their convenience.
Bob's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.