Lavern R. "Bob" VanDusen, age 74, of Beaver Dams, NY passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing of Montour Falls.
Bob was born on May 1, 1943 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Lavern D., Sr. and the late Myrtle S. (Cole) VanDusen. He married Virginia L. Groves on December 24, 1986 in Catlin, NY.
Bob held numerous positions throughout his career. He was employed as a school bus driver by various bus companies over the years, retiring from the Horseheads School District, Horseheads with a combined service of 45 years.
He will be remembered for his love of fishing, woodworking and gardening vegetables. He loved telling jokes and was known for his great sense of humor. He spent many years working on his dairy farms – always enjoying the farm life. His greatest joy was his family. He had a love for young kids and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia VanDusen; children: Dawn VanDusen, Candace (Edward) Buchanan, Robert (Beth) VanDusen, Marilea (Trevor) Stull, Christopher (Sarra) VanDusen, Holly (Roy) Gilbert, Lisa (Michael) Rose, Kelly (Monroe) Marlowe and Robert (Roseann) Weber; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Shirley (Thomas) Weller, Donna Conkright, Vonda (Terry) Covell and Patty (Joe) Merideth; brothers: Walter R. "Ronny" (Mary) VanDusen, Lavern D. "Sonny" (Susan) VanDusen, Daniel (Nancy) VanDusen, Charles (Ann) VanDusen, David (Linda) VanDusen, Leland (Marge) VanDusen and Leslie (Missy) VanDusen; special friend, Floyd "Spike" Spicer; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his grandson, Michael J. VanDusen.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 4:00 PM, Pastor Mark Gilbert officiating.