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Robert E. Walsh SARATOGA SPRINGS - Robert (Bob) Edward Walsh of Saratoga Springs, New York passed away at the age of 79 on October 1st 2013 at his residence in Florida. Bob was married for 43 years to June Walsh, who survives him. Bob was a devoted and caring family man who is survived by nine children: sons Vincent (Anna) Iannacito, Blaise (Dan Woycik) Iannacito, David (Marcie) Walsh, Mark (Sandi) Walsh and John (Caryn) Walsh; daughters: Theresa (Tim McCann) Iannacito, Dawn Benton, Alicia (Shaun) Quirk and Amy (Joseph) Barakat. Bob is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Bob was born in Troy, NY on August 8, 1934 to Richard and Anna Walsh. He was one of eleven children and is survived by Mary (Vincent) Jendrezjczk, William (Audna) Walsh, Margaret Drewecki, Kathleen (George) Van Buskirk, Grace (Joseph) Dillon and Eleanor (Ben) Oathout. He was predeceased by his sister Nan Walsh and brothers Richard, John and Edward Walsh. Bob was a self-employed businessman operating Saratoga Sewing and Vacuum Services in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY for many years until his retirement in 2009. Bob also enjoyed working at the Saratoga Thoroughbred Racetrack as a bartender, making many friends throughout the years. Bob was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, following the team since childhood. Bob was also an avid and knowledgeable horse racing fan that enjoyed going to the Saratoga Racetrack during the racing season. A memorial will be held on October 10, 2013 at Riverside Funeral Home 218 2nd Avenue Troy, NY from 4-7pm. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY on October 11, 2013 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The American Heart Foundation.

Published in The Record on Oct. 8, 2013
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