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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Robert F. Kearns


Robert Kearns passed away January 28 2014 with his loving family at his side in Myrtle Beach, SC.

He was born on January 14, 1938 in Glens Falls, NY.

Bob was the owner of Doty Machine Works, in Fort Edward, NY and co- owned Carolina Dream Machines with his daughter Amy in Conway, SC.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie (Tilford) Kearns. His 7 children. MaryBeth Kearns of Rochester, NY. Bob Kearns of Delaware, Ohio. Jackie Boggs and her husband Kip of Delaware, Ohio Chris Kearns and his wife Christine of Hudson Falls, NY. Darryl Kearns of Argyle, NY. Matt Kearns and his wife Krissy of Delaware, Ohio. And Amy Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC. 11 grandchildren and one great grandson.  Sister Joan Talley (Jim) of Wilmington, Delaware. Brothers Roger(Sherry) Kearns of Lake George, NY Jerry (Sue) Kearns of Hudson Falls, NY. David (Sandy) Kearns of Hartford, NY. Terry (Cindy) Kearns of Fort Edward, NY. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held on Friday January 31st in South Carolina with all of Bobs children, some of his grandchildren and several of his close friends in attendance. Kip Boggs, Bobs son in law spoke of Bob in a loving, cheerful manner. Many of Bobs golfing buddies told of the adventures one under took while golfing with him. Others spoke of the lead foot Bob had while driving anything with a motor.

A local Memorial Service will be held at the Kingsbury Fire House in the spring and a full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Post Star prior to the service.

Local arrangements are by Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Guest book at


  1. My condolences to Bob's family. I had the privilege to say I grew up with Bob and spent a lot of time in the Kearns home. His parents and Grandmother leave fond memories as well as brothers and sister. We have a Kearns living on my road here in Fort Ann. A nephew I believe of Robert. I can't remember his name. Good to have a Kearns close by again. May Bob rest in peace.

  2. Dear Bonnie and Family,

    Wish to offer you all my thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.
    Cherish the good memories.

    God Bless--Jane Perkins--HF UMC

  3. Our thoughts and prayers for all of family .. Bob will be missed everyday ... I was very lucky to have worked with Bob in both of his companies.. He was a Good Boss and a Good Friend.. RIP Mr. Kearns.. Wayne & Valerie Szucs

  4. Dear Bonnie and family.

    My heart felt condolences to you all at this very difficult time. "Goober" told many a great story of ALL of their adventures , including you too Bonnie. <3 I love those stories. My thoughts are with. Sincerely , Nancy wever

  5. Dear Bonnie and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you each cherish your special times with Bob and hold him close in your hearts. Sincerely, Doc & Donna Bassett