DODARO, Carmen "Bob" 79, passed gently into Gods loving arms Dec. 2, 2012, finalizing the last chapter of a wonderful love story of 37 years with his partner, wife, and best friend, Barbara Campbell Dodaro. Bob surrounded by his loved ones, passed away peacefully at home, under the care of Hospice, after a long, strong battle with colon cancer. He was blessed with a loving and faithful daughter, Monique Dodaro Butterfield and her husband, John Butterfield whom he thought of as his son, of Crystal Lake, IL. He took great pride in his adoring grandchildren, Kate Allen (Rob), Meghan, Amy and Gretchen Butterfield, all of Crystal Lake, IL, Danielle Dodaro of Baltimore, MD; his two special nieces, Ashlee and Casey Campbell of Ocean Springs, MS.; brother-in-law, Steve Campbell of Ocean Springs, MS and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earlene and Leon Campbell of Jackson, MS. He leaves behind many wonderful friends, caring neighbors, and the special love of his two golden retrievers, Rover and Buffy. Bob was an only child born in 1933 in Rockford, IL and predeceased by his parents, Peter and Vera Dodaro of Rockford, IL. He graduated from Northern University and was especially proud to be a member of the United States Marine Corp. and lived by the motto Siemper Fi. He loved his job of 33 years as an airline pilot for Delta Airlines from 1960 to 1993 when he retired and pursued his love of the water, sailing and fishing, motorcycling, golfing and traveling. He is a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, St. Brendan's Navigators, Island Estates Men's Stag Luncheon Club, VFW, American Italian Club and the Airline Pilots Association for many years. Bob is also survived by many friends and family members. Wake will be held Dec. 6, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, and funeral services will be held at 11 am, Friday Dec. 7 at St. Brendan's Church on Island Estates in Clearwater. Contributions can be made in his name to Suncoast Hospice. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road 727-562-2070
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012