Obituary of Robert Ayers
Robert M. "Bob" Ayers, age 78, of Beaver Dams, NY passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
Bob was born on May 5, 1939 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Herbert Ayers and the late Martha (Mundy) Nikulich. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He married Phyllis Ann Randall in August of 1971. She predeceased him on July 10, 2017. He was employed as an Area Supervisor for Ingersoll Rand retiring with over 40 years of service.
Bob will be remembered for his love of golfing, riding his motorcycle and gambling – visiting numerous casinos throughout the States. He would often take trips with his wife, Phyllis and their family to various campgrounds and beaches – visiting Ocean City and Myrtle Beach. Most recently, Bob took up the hobby of coin collecting and also had a number of glass turtles. His family remembers his frequent stories of his time in the Air Force refueling planes.
He is survived by son, Joel (Paula) Ayers of Campbell, NY; daughter, Amanda (Jeff) Coon of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren: Calvin, Connor and Carter Ayers; siblings: Mary Tuma, Suzie Hill, Polly "Rena" Wilson, Duane Ayers, Charlotte Ayers, Ronnie Ayers, Larry Ayers, Kent Ayers; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by his step-father, Andy Nikulich; and siblings: Albert "Hunky" Ayers, Donna Card, Danny Ayers, Stevie Ayers and Linda Colegrove.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 5:00 pm, Pastor Veronica Seeley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be made to the Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street, Bradford, NY 14815.