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Robert Moraco of 112 Brown Pelican Drive, Daytona Beach, Florida peacefully went to meet the lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Hospice of Volusia /Flagler in Edgewater, FL. Bob was born in Utica New York on July 15th, 1933. He was the joyous son of Sam and Margaret Moraco. The Lord blessed him with a special talent of kindness for the love of people and he used that talent to make us all love life with an extra smile. If he could name the blessings in his life it would be the people he touched. He received his education in Utica, NY and Farmingdale Technical College after graduation in 1953. He then served in the Armed Forces for 2 years in the Anti-Tank and Mine Division. Leaving the service Bob began his career at Dodge Graphic Commercial Printing for 42 years before retiring in 1998. As a devoted father and Sports enthusiast, Bob organized Utica Pop Warner Inc. and built the organization up to 20 teams over his period of 12 years as a Commissioner. Among his other accomplishments, he served as a gymnast official for Junior Colleges in Central New York. After retiring and moving to Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach, Florida he became very active in Pelican Bay Country Club carrying on the gifts God gave him. He was an avid golfer organizing many special events, there by earning him the title of "The Pelican Bay Godfather". He is survived by his wife Betty, his sons Randy and Lauren Moraco, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Robby and Debbie Moraco, of Hobe Sound, Florida and Darren and Tena Moraco of Big Bear, California. He is also survived by his brother Sal and Suzie Moraco of Winter Haven, Florida, as well as 5 cherished grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday, September 27 2013 at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, Florida. The Moraco family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice, Dr.Elsakrr, Dr. Bigman, Dr. Makary for loving care of many years. We also are extending the special love to Nassar and Jane Yagey, John and Mirella Longretta in Utica, NY , Ed and Joan DeCarlo, Jack and Judy Sibilla, Bill and Trina Rambo, Regis and Pat Yoest, Vinnie and Phyllis LaVigna of Daytona Beach, Florida. Memorial contributions can be made to The Hospice of Volusia/Flagler .org. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Baggett & Summers Funeral Home.
Baggett & Summers Funeral Home
736 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013