Robert B. Waters Jr., 68, of Marcellus, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Francis House surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse on Tuesday, January 19, 1943, he was raised in the Valley before moving to Marcellus in 1975. Before retiring, Bob was vice president and senior portfolio manager at JP Morgan Chase and M&T Investment Group, in addition to having held positions at HSBC Bank and Key Trust Co. during his 40-year career in the investment business. Bob was a graduate of Onondaga Valley Academy and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He was a co-founder of the Nine Mile Republican Club and a long-standing member of the Marcellus Republican Committee. He was an avid fan of SU athletics and enjoyed his frequent visits to Maryland and New York City to see his daughters. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert Ballard Waters Sr. and Elizabeth Patell Waters; and his aunt, Nina Miller. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Sharon Palumbo; daughters, Cristina Waters of Annapolis, Maryland and Cathleen of Manhattan; brother-in-law, John Palumbo of Syracuse; and nephew, Jonathan. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.