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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
Robert Jaycox

Robert P. "Robin" Jaycox

April 15, 1931 - September 30, 2019
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Robert P. “Robin” Jaycox, 88, of Hamilton, NY passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
He was born April 15, 1931 in Englewood, NJ, a son of Edwin and Lillian Weipert Jaycox. He was a 1953 graduate of Colgate University. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. On August 13, 1955, Robin was united in marriage with Jean Hamilton in Buffalo, NY, a loving union of 55 years until she predeceased him on May 24, 2005. Robin was the Director of Student Aid at Colgate University a career he cherished well past his retirement in 1993. He spoke often and proudly of “his investments”, the many, many students he helped over 35+ years. He was always active in the Colgate community, an avid sports fan. He enjoyed many activities over the years, including gardening, golf and traveling. He was also an accomplished watercolorist.
Robin was a member of the 50 Club of Hamilton and NYSFAAA.
Surviving are his son, Peter Jaycox; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Thatcher; grandchildren, Alexander Hamilton Jaycox and Lillian Sarah Thatcher. He was predeceased by a brother, John Jaycox.
A celebration of Robin’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Donations in his name can be given to the Colgate Silver Puck an organization that was very close to Robin’s heart: https://alumni.colgate.edu/donation/menshockeygift Or mail checks to Men’s Hockey Office, Class of 65 Arena, 13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346.
Interment in the Colgate Cemetery will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.
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Suzeee Rowland

Posted at 11:05am
Robin was a special member of the Colgate Family, a good neighbor and friend of Hamilton, and a dear friend. He will be missed by many. We send our caring sympathy to his family. ~Suzee Rowland
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Richard Heck

Posted at 07:00pm
For my first boss and mentor.
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Richard Heck

Posted at 06:59pm
Robin was my first "boss" in 1969. He was my mentor. He loved his work. He enjoyed helping others . I agreed to work for him after graduationg in 1969, for one year or so as I explored career options. He taught me a Heck of a lot.
I ended up spending 26 years at Colgate. We wrote the financial aid packages for thousands of prospective and continuing students before I moved on to work for Ray Krehel.
Robin actually wrote a letter awarding me an alumni war memorial scholarship in 1964 (which I declined, to attend Cornell). But in 1968 , when I applied for the Master's program at Colgate, Robin still remembered me. And he laughed when I pulled out the award letter that he had signed when I applied for a work study job with him and Guy Martin in admissins and student aid.

Robin was a truly fine person to work with and for. He loved to doodle , tell stories, and he worked hard at his profession. He trained numerous financial aid officers over the many years he served Colgate. His door was always open to counsel members of the community as well as students from other colleges on the intracacies of financial aid. He always made sure that Colgate received the maximum amount of aid from government and private sources for "his" students. He was fair and spread limited recources effectively to enable the greatest number of students to continue their studies and to thrive at the University.

Robin said that he learned never to try to "get away" with any chicanery or mischief when he was a student or when he competed in sports ( because someone always would remember that it was "that red-headed kid " who was involved).

He loved Colgate almost as much as he loved his family --a love that endured, provided mutual support, and withstood many challenges.
I am eternally grateful to Robin, and will miss him. And I am so sorry for his family's great loss. Robin once said to me at a funeral of a mutual friend's parent, " No one is ever ready to lose a parent." And that's the truth.
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Douglas Stay

Posted at 05:22am
Sad to read of Robin's passing. He was the single most significant person in helping me to get through and graduate from Colgate. Just a great guy! Fortunately for me, I saw him at many Colgate games over the years and was able to tell him personally of my appreciation for "investing" in me. My sincere condolences to Robin's children and family.
Doug Stay '67
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