EAST SPRINGFIELD – Robert A. Tracy, 71, the award-winning proprietor of Golden Brook Farm, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Albany Medical Center. At the time of death, Robert was surrounded by a room full of family who loved him dearly.
Bob Trady grew up in Oxford, where he graduated from high school. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. During his enlistment, he meritoriously achieved E-5 (sergeant) rank in just three years, and was honorably discharged.
He then bought his great uncle’s farm in Afton, with a goal of milking 50 cows. He was well on his way to achieving this goal when his barn burned, forcing him to restart.
With his love of farming at heart and unwavering determination, he purchased a farm in East Springfield, where he spent the rest of his years and exceeded his goals.
On his Golden Brook Farm, Bob earned over a dozen awards, including nine Herd Production Achievement Awards and Consistent High Quality of Milk awards. He was a proud member of Dairylea. In his later years he enjoyed the often company of lifelong friends and watching his cows graze from his porch.
He was recognized at a 50-year member of the American Legion.
Surviving family includes his sisters, Carol (Earl) and Judy (Rocky); his partner, Linda; his sons, Martin and Jason; his grandchildren, Matthew (Shelby), Allen, Jared, Jazmin, and Martin Jr.; his great-grandchildren, Levi and Mia, and his companion Bronson. He is further survived by his many close friends whom he held in very high regard.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Roger and Georgianna Tracy; his sister Pat, and his son Randy.
Calling hours will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
A brief funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the cemetery in Springfield, followed by a celebration of life at his farm in East Springfield. All are welcome.
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Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, NY