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Robert Jochum

December 29, 1954 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Robert Jochum Obituary

Rhinebeck – Charles Robert Jochum, always known as Bob, 69, a longtime resident of Rhinebeck, passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2024 in Waterford, NY.

Born on December 29, 1954, he was the son of Charles Gerard and Beatrice (Merrihew) Jochum.

Bob was born and raised in Rhinebeck. After graduating from Rhinebeck High School, he became a General Contractor specializing in Masonry. Bob was truly proud of the work he did and keeping his business in the local community he loved.

On September 24, 1977 at the Good Shepherd Church, he married the love of his life Susan Michel. The two had gone to Rhinebeck schools together, and shortly after graduating they tied the knot. They spent forty-seven years loving each other and creating the family that was Bob's greatest joy in life. His wife, children and grandchildren were the center of his world and he let everyone he met know that Papa was his most treasured title. Bob was proud of all his kids and grandkids, but especially proud of his son Jared for serving in the Marine Corp and his grandson Kobe’s future in the Coast Guard.

Bob was known as a hardworking, loyal, dependable and loving man. He was an incredibly patient teacher with a passion for knowledge. Bob was an avid reader, always had a joke ready to share, loved golf, card and board games and sharing good times with family and friends. 

Bob was a part of the local FreeMasons as well as a member of the Sons of the American Legion. 

Bob is survived by his loving wife Susan; his mother Bea Jochum; his uncle Sonny (Donna) Merrihew, sister Alyce (Dale) Lane; brother Donald (Carmen) Jochum; his children Rebecca (Kevin) Asher, Jared Jochum, Pamela Jochum (Jeffrey Simays), Melissa Jochum (James Sears); his grandchildren Amanda, Alexandra, Kobe, Dakota, Ian, Olivia, Kevin, Jace-Man, Mia; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Jerry.

Calling Hours will be held at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, on Monday, March 4th from 3 PM to 6 PM. A service will be offered at 6pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions in honor of Bob can be made to Raising a Reader

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Calling Hours
March 4, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Funeral Service
March 4, 2024

6:00 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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