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SHERIDAN:  Robert A. Duff, 80, of Laona Road, Forestville, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 with his family by his side due to complications of Dementia.  He was born in Silver Creek, on May 28, 1941, the son of the late Denton and Elizabeth (Clees) Duff.

  Robert was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1960 and served in the U.S. Army with 82nd Airborne Division.  He owned & operated the former Duff’s Environmental Maintenance, Forestville, working for several counties & the NYS DEC.  Robert served on the Board of Education for Forestville Central School District from 1969-1973, was a Chautauqua County Legislator, where he enjoyed representing his constituents, was a life member of the American Legion and belonged to the Dunkirk-Irondequoit Masonic Lodge #301 F&AM in Fredonia.

  Survivors include his wife of 58 years Barbara A. Duff of Forestville, whom he married in 1963 in the Forestville United Methodist Church, a daughter, Susan (Jayson) Rowicki, of Cherry Creek; two sisters, Sharyn (Larry) Duff-Kibbe; Janey (Michael) O’Boyle, both of Dunkirk; and a brother, Danny Duff, of Belmont, NC.  Also surviving are three grandchildren Melanie Kirkland of Forestville and Jayson & Shelby Linn Rowicki both of Cherry Creek.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers David & Gerald “Jerry” Duff.

  Graveside Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Forestville Cemetery, Prospect Road, Forestville with Rev. Bruce Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Military services will follow by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

   The family suggests memorials may be made to Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to

5 Comments on Obituary Notice – Robert A. Duff

  1. Don Munch says:

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of ‘Duff’. Bob was one of a kind, told it like it was and never minced words. He thought very highly of both myself and my wife, Kim Adams Munch. Kim says she’s known Bob since she was 10. We in turn always thought very highly of Bob and are very sad to hear of his passing. Bob was “All American”!

  2. Melinda Kohler Johnson says:

    Bob was always so kind to me. He and my father (Jack Kohler) were grand troublemakers together. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Joe White says:

    Rest in peace Brother! AIRBORNE!!!

  4. david m civilette says:

    i am very sorry for your loss. i always enjoyed bobs unique perspective when we discussed various issues – david m civilette

  5. Kate Hill says:

    Bob was a stand-up guy and his word was gold. I worked for the Chautauqua County Landfill for 20 years and Bob was a well-liked and respected partner. He was a great storyteller and had me in stitches when he would stop in. I always thought the world of him. He will be missed.

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