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Robert "Moose" Mentor
Olean High School Class of 1959

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Robert "Moose" Mentor
1941 - 2017

Robert "Moose" Mentor
Class of '59
Robert "Moose" Mentor

ALLEGANY - Robert E. "Moose" Menter, of 3696 Buffalo Road, passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday (Sept. 25, 2017) at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa.

Born Nov. 5, 1941, in Patterson, he was the son of Joseph and June Clair Menter. On Oct. 12, 1963, in Olean, he married Dorothy "Dodie" Bell, who survives.

As a youth, Bob excelled as a pitcher for little league baseball and later was a 1959 graduate of Olean High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Yellowstone in the Mediterranean Sea.

After his service he worked for Stroehmann's Bakery. He then worked for 27 years as a New York State trooper, principally with Troop A out of the Olean and Allegany barracks, retiring in 1991. While still active as a trooper, and later in retirement, he worked off and on for 10 years for Austin Security.

He was an avid bowler, fisherman, pool player and he enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Robert J. Menter of Amherst, David Menter of Olean and Stephen (Tracey Spears) Menter of Olean; 10 grandchildren, Dillon, Taylor, Bobby Jr., Austin, Aaron, Alexis, Grace, Jonah, Wyatt and Shaye; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Kaylee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 1, 2017) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. Services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with JoAnn Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Association of Former New York State Troopers, Inc., Allegheny Mountains Chapter, 4219 S. Nine Mile Road, Allegany, NY, 14706 or to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY, 14221.

Published in Olean Times Herald on Sep. 28, 2017.