In memory of
Robert "Bob" Gillin
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In memory of
Robert "Bob" Gillin
Robert "Bob" Gillin New Rochelle - Robert "Bob" Thomas Gillin wife of Patricia, passed peacefully on October 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Patricia and his four children, Ann Lefever (Rick), Mary Pat Simunovich (Chet), Beth Agarabi (Dario), and Rob Gillin (Tracy). He was a cherished grandfather to 10: Emma, Will, Katie, Chelsea, Paige, Rachel, Brenna, Drew, Reese, and Luke. He was predeceased by his parents, Anna (nee Nolan) and Thomas, a sister Mary, and a brother Ken. The anchors of his life were a strong faith and a magical love for Pat, whom he married in 1963, lived with in New Rochelle, N.Y. for 50 years and with whom he enjoyed Compo Beach, Westport CT for 60 years. Born on March 21, 1925 in Flushing, Queens, Bob attended PS 20 and St. Agnes Academic High School, where he was an orator, thespian, and valedictorian. He left his college pursuits as a mechanical engineer at Stevens Institute of Technology to enlist in WWII at age 19; Bob received training at Navy Pier in Chicago before being dispatched on LST1006 to the Pacific and deployed on the USS Brulle. Following the war, he lent his intellect and warmth for more than 35 years to Western Electric, riding out its rebirth as AT&T. Interpersonally, he cared deeply, utilizing his many gifts-especially his trademark voice and quick wit- to be present for others. He served many organizations in this capacity: Toastmasters International, St. Pius X's Parish Council and Finance Committee, Lower Westchester Vicariate Council and The Upper Room, Post 52 American Legion and The Swinging Singers at The Osborn in Rye, where he resided for the past two years. Throughout his 94 years, it was his curiosity and passion for others that he is most remembered for. To honor his life, family and friends will gather on Monday October 7th and Tuesday October 8th from 4-8pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 767 E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday October 9th at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church 91 Secor Road, Scarsdale, NY, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob Gillin's name to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) at 321 Columbus Ave. #5R Boston, MA 02116 or online at https://netrf.org/get-involved/give-now/ . Bob supported NETRF on behalf of a beloved family member. For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com .
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In memory of
Robert "Bob" Gillin
Robert "Bob" Gillin New Rochelle - Robert "Bob" Thomas Gillin wife of Patricia, passed peacefully on October 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Patricia and his four children, Ann Lefever (Rick), Mary Pat Simunovich (Chet), Beth Agarabi (Dario), and Rob Gillin (Tracy). He was a cherished grandfather to 10: Emma, Will, Katie, Chelsea, Paige, Rachel, Brenna, Drew, Reese, and Luke. He was predeceased by his parents, Anna (nee Nolan) and Thomas, a sister Mary, and a brother Ken. The anchors of his life were a strong faith and a magical love for Pat, whom he married in 1963, lived with in New Rochelle, N.Y. for 50 years and with whom he enjoyed Compo Beach, Westport CT for 60 years. Born on March 21, 1925 in Flushing, Queens, Bob attended PS 20 and St. Agnes Academic High School, where he was an orator, thespian, and valedictorian. He left his college pursuits as a mechanical engineer at Stevens Institute of Technology to enlist in WWII at age 19; Bob received training at Navy Pier in Chicago before being dispatched on LST1006 to the Pacific and deployed on the USS Brulle. Following the war, he lent his intellect and warmth for more than 35 years to Western Electric, riding out its rebirth as AT&T. Interpersonally, he cared deeply, utilizing his many gifts-especially his trademark voice and quick wit- to be present for others. He served many organizations in this capacity: Toastmasters International, St. Pius X's Parish Council and Finance Committee, Lower Westchester Vicariate Council and The Upper Room, Post 52 American Legion and The Swinging Singers at The Osborn in Rye, where he resided for the past two years. Throughout his 94 years, it was his curiosity and passion for others that he is most remembered for. To honor his life, family and friends will gather on Monday October 7th and Tuesday October 8th from 4-8pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 767 E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday October 9th at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church 91 Secor Road, Scarsdale, NY, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob Gillin's name to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) at 321 Columbus Ave. #5R Boston, MA 02116 or online at https://netrf.org/get-involved/give-now/ . Bob supported NETRF on behalf of a beloved family member. For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com .
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767 E Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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