Paton, Robert Sackett

Paton, Robert Sackett

Male 1976 - 2009  (32 years)

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  • Name Paton, Robert Sackett  [1
    Born 11 Sep 1976  Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 2009  Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I47639  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Children 4 children 
    +1. Paton, Robert Sackett,   b. 11 Sep 1976, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2009, Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Living
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    Family ID F17684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F25685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Robert Sackett Paton (1976-2009)
    Robert Sackett Paton (1976-2009)
    Obituary photo from The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 2 Jul 2009

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    1. [S1619] (Reliability: 3), 13 Mar 2021.
      The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 2 Jul 2009, Page 20

      Robert Sackett Paton

      Robert Sackett Paton of Leicester, was born on September 11, 1976, in Honolulu, HI, and died on July 1, 2009, at his home.

      Robert lived a very Fortunate Life in his 32 years. He was the third child of Captain, USN (Ret) Albert and Carol Paton. He spent the first 15 years of his life living in 7 different cities, including Naples, Italy. He loved to run and was on the track and cross country teams in middle school and high school. He became a marathon runner and Iron Man Triathlete in his young adult years.

      For the past 6 years, Robert and his wife have been in business with his brother-in-law, Kevin, in the ownership of Zaxby's Restaurant franchise in the Raleigh area

      Survivors include his wife, Amanda Feeny Paton, and son, Robert Lucas Paton; parents, Albert and Carol Paton; 3 sisters Holly Nelson, Heidi Peters and their families, and Heather Paton, all of San Diego; grandparents, Robert and Harriett Sackett of St Petersburg, FL.

      Robert's family also includes Amanda's parents, Rick and Chris Feeny of Leicester, her siblings Kevin, Karin, Brian, and Susannah and families.

      All who knew Robert will remember his strength of character, his wonderful sense of humor, and his zest for life. He will also be remembered for his never wavering spirit and positive attitude in the face of his battle with melanoma. He was a living example of appreciating the gift of today: a legacy of hope and gratitude.

      A memorial service is planned for Monday, July 6, 2009, at 10:30 am at Jubilee Community Worship Center with the Reverend Howard Hanger officiating. His family will receive friends from 10:00-10:30 am prior to the service.

      Donations may be made in Robert's name to Care Partners Hospice Memorial Fund PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813

      Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with arrangements.

      The memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at

    2. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 11 Mar 2018.
      Robert P. Sackett
      March 26, 1923 - April 24, 2014!/Obituary

      Obituary for Robert P. Sackett

      Robert Patterson Sackett passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of April 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Harriett, son, Robert Houck Sackett (Sue), daughter Carol Sackett Paton (Al). Robert was predeceased by his grandson, Robert Sackett Paton in 2009 and is survived by 5 grandchildren; Holly, Heidi, Jacci, Matthew and Heather, and 12 great grandchildren.

      Born March 26, 1923 in Corning, N.Y. to Bert and Hazel Sackett, he married his childhood sweetheart, Harriett Houck, in 1943. Bob graduated from Fredonia State Teacher's College, New York in 1946 with a Bachelor?s Degree in Music Education and completed a Master's in Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1972. His 36 year teaching career began in the state of New York (1946) and continued in 1958 in Pinellas County, Florida. Bob was the vocal music teacher at Mirror Lake Jr. High School from 1958 to 1960, vocal music teacher and dean of boys at Clearwater High School from 1960 to 1971, and the guidance counselor/registrar at Largo Middle School until 1985.

      An avid fisherman and hunter from the time he was a young boy, Bob also loved sports and spent many wonderful hours watching the Rays, the Bucs, the Seminoles and the Gators. He and Harriett enjoyed many years of traveling around the country in their motor homes, and also loved to take cruises. The most memorable was a trip to the Holy Lands where they renewed their wedding vows at Cana on their 55th anniversary.

      Bob's life was always filled with music. He sang in Barbershop quartets and directed Barbershop choruses in N.Y. and Clearwater. He also directed the Clearwater community chorus and was the cantor for the Temple Bethel Jewish Synagogue in St. Petersburg. He was a soloist and director at Christ Methodist Church from 1958-1963 and Pasadena Community Church from 1963-1989. For many of the past 10 years at Lake Seminole Square he led the weekly Vespers service, directed the chorus and served on the scholarship committee and the Resident Advisory Council, for which he was president in 2007.

      Bob was a man of gentle strength, humble pride, profound wisdom, unwavering faith and abiding love for his wife and family.

      A video presentation will begin at 1:30pm with a service to follow at 2pm on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Pasadena Community Church. In Lieu of Flowers, gifts may be given in Robert's name to The Pasadena Choir (c/o Pasadena Community Church. 227 70th St. So. St. Petersburg, Florida. 33707) or the Lake Seminole Square Scholarship Fund (c/o Lake Seminole Square. 8333 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, Florida 33772)

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