Robert Arthur Zetterstrom, 80, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at the Saratoga Rehabilitation Center in Ballston Spa, after putting forth great effort towards returning to his home in Saratoga Springs.
Robert was born April 7th, 1936 in Saratoga Springs, the son of Robert N. Zetterstrom and Grace Ladabouch Zetterstrom. He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. Robert worked for Quevic Vichy Spring Co., Bigsbee Motors, and served 2 years in the United States Army. He retired from Prestige Vending Co. Robert was raised on the Zetterstrom family farm and took great pride that his home was still on the original farm property. He was a "Zetterstrom". Robert had several lifelong friends who all enjoyed the common passion of automobiles and watching automobile racing. In later years he enjoyed their "Breakfast Club" outings.
He is survived by his daughter Laurie S. Zetterstrom, grandson Griffin T. Hirsch, both of Gilbert, Arizona, his sister, Eileen R. "Figment" Zetterstrom of Humble, Texas, as well as his nephew, Martin R. Hill, step-daughter Jacqueline S. Beirer, and granddaughter Clementine J. Neilen. Also surviving are several cousins, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 1st, at 9:00 a.m. at the family plot in Maplewood Cemetery, on Weibel Ave., with long time family friend, Rev. Richard Leonard of Mayfield, New York, officiating.