Robert G. D'Olivio of Wappingers Falls entered into rest Monday, December 18, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. He was 89.
Son of the late Pauline Venturi Penzetta, he was born on October 13, 1928 in Beacon. He married the former Mary Ostrom on July 9, 1950 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon. Mrs. D'Olivio preceded him in death, passing on February 21, 2011.
Mr. D'Olivio worked as a truck driver for various local companies for several years. He was later employed by New York Trap Rock in Poughkeepsie for eight years, until his retirement. He also owned and operated Bob's Sharpening Service out of his home for many years. In his spare time, Bob was a master woodworker; he built just about every piece of furniture in his house. Most importantly, he was a great father and husband, and a wonderful man; he will be missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna M. Hochlowski of Wappingers Falls; son, Michael R. D'Olivio of Wallkill; grandchildren, Tara Hochlowski and Lisa D'Olivio; niece, Raphael Kozek and her husband, Stan; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Bruno and Fred D'Olivio.
Family will receive their friends on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. A funeral service will be held following visitation at the funeral home at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to Premier Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 93, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 or Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
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