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Robert P. Graziano
Robert P. Graziano, 66, of Tuttle Avenue, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the Veteran's Hospital, Syracuse, where he had been a patient since September of 2009. Born in Utica, on April 3, 1946, he was the son of Joseph and Caroline Cittadino Graziano. A resident of Canastota for the past eighteen years, Bob was a graduate of Proctor High School, studied criminal justice at Mohawk Valley Community College and attended courses at Albany State College. He married Cheryl Obleman in New Port Richey, Florida, on September 30, 1996. Prior to his retirement with twenty-five years of service, Bob was employed with the Oneida County District Attorney's Office as a senior investigator. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Mr. Graziano was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church, a member of the Canastota American Legion, Charles Miller Post #140, and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Canastota Post #600, and the Canastota Lions Club. He was loved by all for his humor and concern for other people. Surviving besides his wife, Cheryl, are two daughters and one son-in-law, Heather Ann and Joe Guidera and Kristen Graziano, all of New York Mills; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rachel Graziano, of Florida; one step-daughter and her husband, Dr. Heather Rae and Ed Maristela, of Long Beach, California; one step-son and his wife, Mark and Rebekah Obleman, of Albany; two brothers, Andrew Graziano, of Canastota, and Anthony Graziano, of Utica; his sister-in-law, Jane Graziano, of Sebattus, Maine; his uncle, Tony Graziano, of Canastota; fourteen grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Jospeh Graziano, in 2000, and a step-daughter, Michelle Obleman, in 1993. Funeral services, with full military honors, will be held 10 AM, Monday, from St. Agatha's Church, Canastota, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Kevin Maloney, Pastor. Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro St., Canastota, from 2-5 PM, Sunday. Contributions in his memory may be made to the 8th Floor Recreation Therapy, VAMC, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Campbell-Dean - Canastota
Robert Graziano
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Apr. 13, 2012
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