DeMaria, Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas DeMaria, a child of God, was reunited with his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 88. He was also reunited with his wife of 53 years, Annabelle Jane (Gillette); his granddaughter, Jessica Rinker; his parents, Nicolas and Margaret; his sister, Sylvia. Our Dad was born in Johnson City, NY on October 31, 1925. He served his country proudly in WWII in the US NAVY as a gunner on a Merchant Ship. He retired from his career as a professional machinist at Ozalid/GAF after 30 years. He enjoyed many years volunteering with the Broome County Auxiliary Police. In 1998, he hung up his badge and gun after earning the rank of Lieutenant. He loved the outdoors, hunting for that elusive deer, but he especially loved fishing. He also enjoyed the hours he spent in his workshop creating lots of birdhouses and special keepsake rocking horses for his great-grandchildren. But he was most proud of his five daughters, Sharon Ann, Bonnie Lee, Debbie Rae, Terri Lou and Robin Sue. Needless to say, with five girls, he always enjoyed time spent with his sons-in-law, Paul, Eric, and John. He also loved and was loved in returned by Jane Mundis, Bonnie's life partner. He was also known as Papa Bob to 8 special grandchildren, Laura, Paul & Amy; Matthew & Tami; Sarah & Joe & Angelina; as well as 16 exceptional great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Anabelle, & Elsa; Erica & Elena; Annabelle & Lyla; Bryce, Eric, Liliana, Eva & Marina; Kassidy & Nicolas and Haley & Hunter. He is also survived by his two sisters, Ruth and Margie, along with several nieces and nephews. After living 58 years in Sanitaria Springs, he will also be missed by many great neighbors and friends. A Celebration of his Life will be held at The ELKS on Rt. 11 in Kirkwood on Saturday, May 17th, at 3:00. In lieu of flowers or donations, just be nice to one another, forgive one another, and perform at least one random act of kindness for someone, no one will know but you and God. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sailor! ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY AEGIS CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICES, 196 CLINTON ST., BINGHAMTON, NY.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 8 to May 10, 2014
Aegis Cremation & Funeral Services
196 Clinton Street Binghamton, NY 13905