Bob Casadonte, 84, of Midland, died early Monday morning, March 17, 2014 at the MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on April 9th, 1929 in Flint, the son of the late Nicola and Dorothy M. (Kennedy) Casadonte.
He graduated from Flint Technical High School and Michigan State University
with a degree in advertising.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict
. He married the former Ruth Ann Muhlitner on June 16, 1962 in Midland.
He worked as an account executive in advertising and marketing for Church and Guisewite from 1957-69, and for AMPM Inc. from 1976 until his retirement in 2001.
Bob was known for his infectious sense of humor, especially with the written word. He was revered for his cooking and baking skills. Friends and family never left unsatisfied when he was in the kitchen.
He stayed very active throughout his life, running, walking and biking. He enjoyed bridge or any card game, and of course, he loved cheering for his beloved Spartans.
Bob volunteered in many ways, including donating countless gallons of blood, and delivering Meals on Wheels right up until his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; his daughter, Susan (Aric) Neuman of Green Bay, Wis.; two sons, Matthew (Lindsay Gorelangton) Casadonte of Detroit, and Michael (Brandi Bailes) Casadonte of Redlands, Calif.; one brother, James (Mona) Casadonte of Flint; one sister, Jeanette (Ed) Kohler of Flushing; four grandchildren, Kyle Ingold, Kara (Jason) Allcox, Trey Neuman and Austin Casadonte.
Bob was expecting his first great-grandchild to be born this month.
As a member of Blessed Sacrament, the funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament
Catholic Church. Father Kevin Maksym will officiate, with burial in New Cavalry Catholic Cemetery on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Bob's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street on Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m., and at the church Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Global Compassion Inc., 3910 Concord St. Midland, or the Trailside Senior Center. www.waresmithwoolever.com