Bob Laurie, artist, father, grandfather, and very dear man, died Saturday. His work was shown in juried exhibition. at Columbia County Council on the Arts and Spencertown Academy. His extraordinary wife Marilyn died in 2010. He leaves his daughters Amy Laurie and Lisa Pott, his partner Annette Cammer, his grandchildren, Andrew, Jessica and Julia, and his many friends. He also leaves an empty space in our town. His support for Claverack was unfailing, he had a sweet temperament, and was as bright a presence as his red Mustang. He lived a long full life, but not quite long enough.