Robert C. Wayne went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2020 surrounded by loving family members. He was born on May 18, 1938 to the late Emma Martin and Delancey Wayne Sr.
He proudly served as a corporal, honored to be a U.S. Marine elite guard, standing for military burials in Arlington Cemetery and official high-level parades.
After his discharge from the Marines, he joined the Xerox Corporation. Upon retirement he worked in the Wayne family business, doing construction work, heating and plumbing.
Bob’s many interests included outdoor sports, hunting, computer technology, helping many people with computer issues and education. He was a devoted family man involved in the lives of a large extended family. As a longtime member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Moravia, he served in several capacities and on their board.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori (Doug) Silva and Jenifer Wayne, his brother, DeLancey and sisters, Mary Ann Pearce and Cynthia (Steve) Myers. Also, sisters in law, Doris, Pat and Nancy Wayne-Augst. There are six grandchildren, Bruce and Tyler Smith, Stephen and Robert Lamont, Dean and Amy Silva and two great grandchildren and many treasured nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Gregory, his stepfather, Arthur Scofield and brothers, Martin, Albert, James Wayne and Terry Scofield. Also, his brother in law, Carl Pearce and sister in law, Norma Wayne.
There will be a graveside service in the Cayuga Lakeview Cemetery at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 2nd, followed by calling hours from 10 – 11:30 am at Half Acre Union Church. A memorial service will be held at noon in the sanctuary. Arrangements with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., Auburn.
Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Administration Hospital, 800 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210 or Half Acre Union Church, 1768 W. Genesee Road, Auburn, NY 13021.
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