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Robert L. Reynolds Pelzer

April 9, 1951 — January 19, 2020

Solvay/Little Falls, NY-Robert “Reynolds” Pelzer, 68, of Solvay, NY and a Little Falls native, passed away unexpectedly on January 19th, 2020 at his home due to heart complications. He was born in Little Falls on April 9, 1951, a son of Henry and Dorothy (Stallman) Pelzer. Bob attended Little Falls schools and was proud to say he graduated with the “Class of 69”. He continued his education at Herkimer County Community College, Onondaga Community College, and the State University at Brockport, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology. Bob began his career in Brockport working for the A&P Company. He often spoke of his younger days living with friends in their famed Brock Manor apartment.  He forged many wonderful memories that remain legendary. He then moved to Syracuse where he was employed as an analyst for Empire Medical Services for over 30 years before retiring in 2010. Bob’s love of golf came from his father Henry, an avid golfer, designer and a founder of the Henry Pelzer Little Falls Municipal Golf Course. Bob learned the game there, considered the course to be hallowed ground and loved to play it whenever he came “home”. Bob enjoyed golf throughout his life playing in leagues, tournaments, and with friends.  In 2017 he accomplished the rare feat of getting a hole-in-one at the Bellevue Country Club. Bob was a huge sports fan, an enthusiastic baseball aficionado and a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan. An avid reader, he possessed endless knowledge of history and enjoyed sharing it through interesting conversations with his friends.  Bob, affectionately known by his nickname “Reynolds”, was a unique friend to many and loved by all. He is survived by his brother, Larry Pelzer (Margaret) of Poughkeepsie, NY and several nieces and nephews.  Bob leaves behind his very close friend Marilyn LaForce and her three daughters, Emma, Abigail, and Serria, with whom he enjoyed a very close relationship. The girls meant more to him than anyone will ever know and he was their guiding light in their early childhood. He will be missed by them but never forgotten. He also leaves many close friends, including several from his years growing up in Little Falls. They were like family to him and he showed it with his loyal friendship.  Bob was predeceased by his parents, his sister Gail Neuhaus and his brother Gary Pelzer. In keeping with Bob’s wishes there will be no services.  An event to pay tribute to his life is being planned for a later date. Donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to the American Heart Association.  Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (town of Manheim), Little Falls has been entrusted with cremation arrangements.  Please offer condolences by clicking the tabs above.
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