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Asheville - Robert Edward "Bob" Travaglini, 77, of 71 Hornot Circle, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Emerald Ridge following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Bob was a native of Hopedale, MA and had moved to Asheville in 1965. He was a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Air Force, was a graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College and a Communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.
Bob retired from Sky City Stores, where he was a department manager for many years, after retirement, Bob worked as a host for Denny's restaurant on Patton Avenue.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Stempson Travaglini; son, Robert Edward Travaglini II; parents, Fortunato and Emma (Piccioli)Travaglini; sisters, Dina Leone and Eleanor Lombardo; and brother-in-law, Irvin (Corky) Stempson II.
Surviving are sons, Joseph Curtis Travaglini and wife, Rebecca and Christopher Michael Travaglini and wife, Michele; his beloved grandchildren, Joshua, Christian, Jacob, Hannah and Aaron; sister in law, Mrs. Susan Stempson Cox (Steve); brother in law, Robert Stempson; sister-in-law, Mary Stempson; niece, Wendy (Scott) Dye; nephews, Christopher Stempson (Michelle) and Michael Love; nephew and God-son, Arthur Stephen Cox (Suzanne) and God-children Arthur Stephen Cox III, Brandon and Robin Cox.
Graveside services will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory with Father Alex Hanks officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: The Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 8893, Asheville, NC 28814, or to CarePartners, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
To sign Mr. Travaglini's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 15, 2013