Robert Andrew "Toots" Righi, age 60, of North East, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home, after losing his long fight with cancer.
He was born in Westfield, N.Y., on March 6, 1954, to the late William and Nellie Martina Righi.
Robert graduated from North East High School in 1972, where he played basketball and was nominated as MVP in football his senior year.
He was employed at Electric Materials for 33 years, until ill health forced his retirement.
Robert enjoyed coaching seventh and eighth grade basketball with his son Steve, and was a Boston Red Sox and Washington Red Skins Fan.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Joseph, VFW
Post 4789, American Legion Post 105, and East Erie Moose Club
Robert is survived by his children, Steven Righi (Kristen), Jenna Righi (Scott Froelich), Angela Righi (Craig Kawski), all of North East; a brother, Bill Righi of North East; a nephew, Paul Righi of North East; and many relatives.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9, and are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Private interment will be in St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505, or to the
. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com
Published in the Erie Times-News from May 3 to May 4, 2014
Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street North East, PA 16428