COEYMANS – Robert E. “Rob” Prior, 37, passed away suddenly after
injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, October 31,
2015. Rob was a resident of Coeymans all his life and was a 1996
graduate of R-C-S High School. Rob was a devoted member and past
Chief of the Coeymans Fire Co. and current commissioner of the
Coeymans Fire District. He was a 2015 honor student at Hudson
Valley Community College studying architecture. Rob had worked for
Quantum Engineering and the NYS Dormitory Authority for several
years. Following an auto accident in 2008 Rob found new purpose
with the Albany County Sheriff’s STOP-DWI and also traveled to local
schools impacting the lives of many students.
Survivors include his devoted service dog, Mack; parents, Andy and
Janice Prior; siblings, Cherie (Ken), Andy Jr., Colleen (Jeff) and
Kimmer (Bob); grandparents, Bill and Fay Burns and Shirley and the
late Joseph Prior. Devoted uncle to Nick, Faith, Summer, Connor,
Talia and Lucy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins who
were his “partners in crime”.
memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 4th
at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. There will be no calling hours.
lieu of flowers the family is asking you to consider a donation in
memory of Rob to the Coeymans Fire Co., Rob Prior Scholarship Fund,
PO Box 55, Coeymans NY 12045.