Robert Poulin
B: 1956-06-20
D: 2018-04-24
View Details
Poulin, Robert
Ora Culligan
B: 1923-08-26
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Culligan, Ora
Robert "Bob" Giammatteo
B: 1932-01-21
D: 2018-04-11
View Details
Giammatteo, Robert "Bob"
Marcia Rose
B: 1939-04-26
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Rose, Marcia
Joyce McDonald
B: 1941-10-07
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
McDonald, Joyce
Elizabeth Piazza
B: 1937-07-20
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Piazza, Elizabeth
Herbert Pillsworth
B: 1943-12-14
D: 2018-04-06
View Details
Pillsworth, Herbert
James Van Buren
B: 1945-08-19
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Van Buren, James
Julia Stark
B: 1935-07-14
D: 2018-03-27
View Details
Stark, Julia
Joseph Olivan
B: 1944-12-11
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Olivan, Joseph
Leona Hargrave
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2018-03-17
View Details
Hargrave, Leona
Dennis Tomasone
B: 1939-12-11
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Tomasone, Dennis
Tracy Moruzzi-McNally
B: 1971-05-07
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Moruzzi-McNally, Tracy
Harold Bonacker
B: 1926-01-31
D: 2018-03-10
View Details
Bonacker, Harold
Emma Scheibly
B: 1934-10-06
D: 2018-03-09
View Details
Scheibly, Emma
Charles Mara
B: 1932-12-31
D: 2018-03-07
View Details
Mara, Charles
Edward Van Valkenburg
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2018-03-05
View Details
Van Valkenburg, Edward
Rosemary Tatko
B: 1942-04-27
D: 2018-03-04
View Details
Tatko, Rosemary
Kim Sgroi
B: 1954-08-25
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Sgroi, Kim
Joan Dwyer
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2018-03-01
View Details
Dwyer, Joan
Rodney Goldstein
D: 2018-02-27
View Details
Goldstein, Rodney


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-286-3400
Fax: 518-283-7897
In Memory of
Robert "Bob" Rocco Giammatteo
1932 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Robert "Bob" Rocco Giammatteo

Robert "Bob" Rocco Giammatteo
Rensselaer- Robert (“Bob”) Rocco Giammatteo, 86, of East Greenbush, New York died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 with his children at his side in Fort Myers, Florida. Bob is predeceased by his parents, Rinaldo and Filomena Giammatteo, and sister, Rose Dahowski, survived by his wife Catherine, his sister Edith Luca, his loving children, Catherine (Larry) Mele and Robert (Jennifer) Giammatteo, and his four prized grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren Rose, Miles, and Oliver.

Bob was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, graduating from Roosevelt High School. He attended SUNY Albany, where he completed his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in 1953 and 1954, respectively. While an undergraduate, Bob made many close, lifelong friends in the Edward Eldred Potter Club fraternity.

Bob served in the Army for two years as an intelligence officer, stationed in Austria and Italy. After his service, he taught French at the Orleans American High School in Orleans, France for two years. Upon returning from Europe, Bob started his teaching career in New York State. He served for many years as the Director of Guidance and Counseling in the East Greenbush Central School District, at Columbia High School. There, he took great pleasure assisting graduating students as they took the next step forward in their lives. While working at Columbia High School, Bob attained his Doctorate in Education, also from SUNY Albany. He also served as an adjunct professor at Sage Colleges and the College of St. Rose.

After retiring, Bob spent over twenty years enjoying life, splitting time between East Greenbush, NY and Fort Myers Beach, FL. He specifically relished the last eight years of his life, enjoying time with his beloved grandchildren.

Bob had a uniquely calm and engaging way of conversing with family, friends, and strangers alike. He was a gentle, dignified, and caring man throughout his life, and he brightened the lives of those who knew him.

Family and friends are invited to visit W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home in Rensselaer, NY for calling hours from 4-7pm on Wednesday, April 18th. Private funeral services will be held for family members.
Order Flowers