In Memory Of

Mr. Robert
E.
Van Meter
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Guest book

  • January 21, 2020
    You took me into your family with open arms and with the love and warmth like no other. Dad, you were smart, funny, a hard worker and kind, if you didn't know something, you said so, but then tried to find the answers. "No whining", "B4 not after", "Don't be afraid to bend over and pick it up", "REPORT", any so many other great saying I can't remember. Bobby and I as well as the whole family are going to miss you greatly. We Love You.!! This is not good bye, just we'll see you again. Rest In Peace Dad!
    Cindy Van Meter
  • January 17, 2020
    I loved sharing stories about Southold with Bob. He was a truly a fun guy around the Senior Center. A very kind man to have known. God bless you.
    Joanne Pomponio
  • January 17, 2020
    We will always remember seeing Mr Van Meter whenever we would go out to Southold. He was always so friendly and welcomed us into his house with open arms. He will always be apart of the wonderful memories we have had there and we will continue to keep him in our thoughts as we bring our children there and create new memories over the years to come.
    Rest peacefully
    With love,
    The Garrod Family
    Alli and Dan Garrod
  • January 17, 2020
    in the few years that i new him, Mr Van Meter proved to be a class act; a part of a generation that worked hard and complained little. I remember he always had a joke to tell accompanied by his great laugh I am sorry for your loss yet greatfull that he left behind a good family with wonderful kids. I promise to try and not complain or whine but just in case i will leave a quarter on your counter.
    Thank you Mr Van Meter.
    Ed Bolivar
  • January 17, 2020
    It was a privilege to know Mr. Vanmeter he was all class.He will be sorely missed,may the memories of him and his flowers and his planes live in all of us forever We will always remember him Every time I pass the grateful deli it will remind us of him,he was truly a family man He cared so much about his family and just the way everybody turned out made him proud Rest In Peace
    Neil and Annmarie Attardi
  • January 21, 2020
    You took me into your family with open arms and with the love and warmth like no other. Dad, you were smart, funny, a hard worker and kind, if you didn't know something, you said so, but then tried to find the answers. "No whining", "B4 not after", "Don't be afraid to bend over and pick it up", "REPORT", any so many other great saying I can't remember. Bobby and I as well as the whole family are going to miss you greatly. We Love You.!! This is not good bye, just we'll see you again. Rest In Peace Dad!
    Cindy Van Meter
  • January 17, 2020
    I loved sharing stories about Southold with Bob. He was a truly a fun guy around the Senior Center. A very kind man to have known. God bless you.
    Joanne Pomponio
  • January 17, 2020
    We will always remember seeing Mr Van Meter whenever we would go out to Southold. He was always so friendly and welcomed us into his house with open arms. He will always be apart of the wonderful memories we have had there and we will continue to keep him in our thoughts as we bring our children there and create new memories over the years to come.
    Rest peacefully
    With love,
    The Garrod Family
    Alli and Dan Garrod
  • January 17, 2020
    in the few years that i new him, Mr Van Meter proved to be a class act; a part of a generation that worked hard and complained little. I remember he always had a joke to tell accompanied by his great laugh I am sorry for your loss yet greatfull that he left behind a good family with wonderful kids. I promise to try and not complain or whine but just in case i will leave a quarter on your counter.
    Thank you Mr Van Meter.
    Ed Bolivar
  • January 17, 2020
    It was a privilege to know Mr. Vanmeter he was all class.He will be sorely missed,may the memories of him and his flowers and his planes live in all of us forever We will always remember him Every time I pass the grateful deli it will remind us of him,he was truly a family man He cared so much about his family and just the way everybody turned out made him proud Rest In Peace
    Neil and Annmarie Attardi
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  • January 21, 2020
    You took me into your family with open arms and with the love and warmth like no other. Dad, you were smart, funny, a hard worker and kind, if you didn't know something, you said so, but then tried to find the answers. "No whining", "B4 not after", "Don't be afraid to bend over and pick it up", "REPORT", any so many other great saying I can't remember. Bobby and I as well as the whole family are going to miss you greatly. We Love You.!! This is not good bye, just we'll see you again. Rest In Peace Dad!
    Cindy Van Meter
  • January 17, 2020
    I loved sharing stories about Southold with Bob. He was a truly a fun guy around the Senior Center. A very kind man to have known. God bless you.
    Joanne Pomponio
  • January 17, 2020
    We will always remember seeing Mr Van Meter whenever we would go out to Southold. He was always so friendly and welcomed us into his house with open arms. He will always be apart of the wonderful memories we have had there and we will continue to keep him in our thoughts as we bring our children there and create new memories over the years to come.
    Rest peacefully
    With love,
    The Garrod Family
    Alli and Dan Garrod
  • January 17, 2020
    in the few years that i new him, Mr Van Meter proved to be a class act; a part of a generation that worked hard and complained little. I remember he always had a joke to tell accompanied by his great laugh I am sorry for your loss yet greatfull that he left behind a good family with wonderful kids. I promise to try and not complain or whine but just in case i will leave a quarter on your counter.
    Thank you Mr Van Meter.
    Ed Bolivar
  • January 17, 2020
    It was a privilege to know Mr. Vanmeter he was all class.He will be sorely missed,may the memories of him and his flowers and his planes live in all of us forever We will always remember him Every time I pass the grateful deli it will remind us of him,he was truly a family man He cared so much about his family and just the way everybody turned out made him proud Rest In Peace
    Neil and Annmarie Attardi
  • January 16, 2020
    Mike Lugo
  • January 16, 2020
    Whoever said as we get older "my friends list is full" ? Certainly not Robert Van Meter. While in their 80's , both Mr Van Meter and my Dad, Ed Lynch, became good friends and golf buddies. And they hung out for a good decade or more. Can you magine finding such a good buddy so much later in life? It should give us all more hope. It also serves as a testament to one of the many great qualities that Bob Van Meter had and shared. Thanks for becoming a friend to our family.
    Brian Lynch
  • January 16, 2020
    Dad was an interesting man. Even though I was an "outlaw" he welcomed me into the family with warmth. So many wonderful memories of him through out the years.
    Barbara Van Meter
  • January 16, 2020
    Mr. Van Meter was always very kind and welcoming. It was nice to read about his life. He will definitely be missed. Rest peacefully.
    Kerri Landy
  • January 15, 2020
    My condolences to the extended Van Meter family, friends and Garden City neighbors. He left behind an impressive legacy, and fond memories.
    Mimi Pirrmann Santoro (GCHS '80)
  • January 15, 2020
    Over this past Summer, I helped plant beautiful flowers in Mr. Van Meter’s backyard. He was extremely nice and super warm hearted, but I never knew why he made me plant the flowers in such an extraordinary design. Zinnia, pentunias, daisy.

    After the job was done, and into the summer by 2 months, the backyard was jaw dropping. It looked beautiful and I remember he told me he would sit in his kitchen and read the paper and when he would look out his kitchen window, he would see this beautiful garden.

    Mr. Van Meter was a man of beautification and a father of an amazing family. He enjoyed the little things in life.

    Derek Attardi
  • January 15, 2020
    It is a very sad day losing Bob Van Meter,
    To this day I have so many fantastic memories of him. I am so glad I got the chance to know him through his son Ken.
    God bless him.
    James Schroeder
  • January 15, 2020
    I remember when I was young like about 13, almost 20 years ago, Grandpa would go golfing in the mornings and he’d take me with him and would teach me how to hold the club, how to swing etc. Well I remember we were hitting the golf ball towards the uprights on a football field. I kept missing the ball and he’d tell me “keep your eye on the ball” and then I swung the club and it connected with the ball and the ball actually hit the upright! Grandpa couldn’t believe it and neither could I. He made me feel like I was hitting the from 100 yards out but in actuality it was more like 25-30 Haha he said “that’s what you call a hole in one” And every time on the way home, with out fail we’d stop and grab a Slurpee. Grandpa was a great man! I’m going to miss him dearly. I love you Grandpa!
    Adam Van Meter
  • January 14, 2020
    Me.VanMeter was always pleasant, cheerful and kind, and seemed to enjoy hanging out with us at Smiths Point. Rest peacefully 🙏🏻
    Janice Concannon
  • January 14, 2020
    Mr. Vanmeter was such a wonderful man. After reading more about him and knowing most of his family I believe he lead a blessed life. He will be missed but I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to know him. 🙏
    Lisa McQuilkin