Obituary of Robert J. Grimaldi, Sr.
Schodack-Robert J. Grimaldi, Sr., age 94, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 19, 2023. He was the son of the late Anthony and Anna Grimaldi.
Upon high school graduation, Robert entered the United States Army and was stationed In Puerto Rico, which he held fond memories of, until his honorable discharge in 1949. He would later go on to work for and retire from the NY Telephone Company after many years of service.
Bob will be remembered as a loving man who was very supportive and generous with his time and was known to give a helping hand wherever needed. Bob loved family time together around the table enjoying Ann’s cooking. He traveled to many places with his family, including, Branson, MI, Florida, Cape Cod and in the summer, he would be often found at his camp in Saratoga or at the Saratoga Racetrack. Bob was an avid sports fan and was a big Yankee’s fan. Robert’s greatest love will always be his family. He will surely be missed by all who loved him.
Robert is survived and will be missed by his beloved wife of 68 years, Ann L., and sons, Robert J. Grimaldi, Jr., (Cynthia), Tony W. Grimaldi (Kim), and Bill Grimaldi (Dot). He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Dan, Melissa, Justin, Jourdan, Danny, Pat, and Kelcey, and several great grandchildren, and special niece Margaret Dacey, as well as several other nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Robert is predeceased by his brother Joseph Grimaldi, and sister Teresa and daughters-in-law, Patti and Pam Grimaldi.
The family would like to thank Eddy Traveling Nurses and the Community Hospice for the care, concern and compassion shown. Donations can be made in Robert’s memory to Community Hospice 445 New Karner Road, Albany NY 12205.
Family and friends are invited and may call on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 10-11:30 am at the W.J. Lyons, Jr., Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer. A funeral home service will follow at 11:30 am. Burial will immediately follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Grimaldi, Sr., please visit Tribute Store