Robert H. Monnat

Born: Thu., Feb. 10, 1927
Died: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 14, 2020
Location: At Funeral Home for Immediate Family

Liturgy of the Word Funeral Service for Immediate Family

12:30 PM Fri., Aug. 14, 2020
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

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CASTORLAND, NY ~ Robert H. Monnat, 93, of Swiss Rd., Castorland, passed peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown.

Born February 10, 1927, in Lowville, NY, a son of Harrison and Maude (Hanno) Monnat, he attended Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan, and later received an Honorary High School Diploma from Beaver River Central School.

A World War II and Korean War veteran, who was one of the very few left in Lewis County, he entered the US Navy in 1945 and was stationed aboard the Destroyer USS Frank Knox in WWII, and aboard the USS J.D. Blackwood during the Korean War. Following WWII, he was honorably discharged on August 23, 1949 from the regular Navy and entered the US Naval Reserves. He was called to active duty in October, 1951, and served until October, 1952, when he was discharged again as a Third Class Gunner’s Mate. Throughout his service, he was the recipient of numerous medals and commendations.

On June 10, 1950, he married Mildred A. “Millie” Boliver in the former St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Indian River by the Rev. Cosmos Gerard, OFM, a blessed union of over 70 years.

Mr. Monnat was employed by Climax Manufacturing Company in Castorland, the United Block Company in Croghan, and retired from Beaverite Products, Inc. in Beaver Falls after 38 years of service.

A communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan, Bob was always very active in their Hospitality Committee, especially volunteering to help out in any way he could with funeral luncheons. He was also a life member of both the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion in Croghan and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6912 in Lowville.

Among his favorite pastimes were volunteering at the Croghan American Legion with his fellow veterans, square dancing, working on cars, watching his family play softball, reading and above all, spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by wife, Mildred, three children and their spouses, Bruce and Kay Monnat, Marsha and Lee Zehr, all of Croghan, and Jim and Beth Monnat, of Castorland; six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, Janice (Fred) Anderson, of Port Leyden, Louise Albertson and Stanley (Norma) Monnat, all of Lowville, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for immediate family will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours for immediate family will also be held on Friday, August 14th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of his 12:30 p.m. service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Church Restoration Fund, Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, or to Hospice of Jefferson County.

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Jeff and Dana Boliver
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
Aunt Millie and families;
We are so sorry to hear the loss of Uncle Bob. He was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Prayers are sent to you all.

Larry Streeter
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
To the family of Robert Monnat: So sorry to hear of his passing. The community has certainly lost a caring member.

   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
Millie and family,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I remember the fun we all had square dancing. Prayers and love to your family.

Joe and Mary Dutton
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
Mille,Bruce,Kay,Marsha,Lee,Jim,and Beth we are so sorry to hear of Bob,s passing, he surely will be missed by many, he was a very good person,I always enjoy talking to him and he always had a smile on his face, RIP Bob

Gerald & Pat Boliver Family
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
We are so sorry about Bob’s passing. He was a great man who always talked to each of us and called us by name. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Millie and the family as you go through this difficult time.

Muriel Purcell
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
Millie, So sorry to hear about Bob. Thoughts and Prayers.

James D Howley
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
My condolences to the Monnat family Bob was a great man and will be missed.God bless to all, and rest in peace Bob.

linda walseman
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
millie and family with sympathy from linda walseman

janet and raymond moser
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
may god give you all comfort in the days a head and may bob now rest in peace

Randy and Ellen Lyndaker
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bobs passingMany prayers to the whole family,May he Rest In Peace.

Ken and Joyce Proulx
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
To the Monnat Family, Know that we are thinking about you at this time. I will remember Bob for always greeting people with a kind word and that "genuine" perpetual smile!

Kathy Branagan
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
Sorry to all the monnat family my Mom Pat Lyng thought the world of you all RIP Bob!!

Arletha Zehr
   Posted Sat August 15, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family at this difficult time.

Mary Lou Monnat
   Posted Sat August 15, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Rod was always glad to see Bob at the Monnat reunions.

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