Robert J. DiGiacomo

Born: Sat., Jan. 2, 1943
Died: Thu., Jun. 7, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 11, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, Tue., Jun. 12, 2018
Location: Faith United Christian Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Jun. 12, 2018
Location: Faith United Christian Church

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Robert J. DiGiacomo, age 75 of Canton, passed away early Thursday morning. Born in Canton to the late Michael James and Barbara (Fogel) DiGiacomo, he was preceded in death by his brother Michael DeComo. Robert was a member of Faith United Christian Church. He worked as a Stark County Sheriff Deputy for 12 years, then went back to working as a pressman. Robert retired as a pressman from the Youngstown State Vindicator, and had also been employed by the Canton Repository, Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He earned his Black Belt in Jujitsu from his Sensi and Paisano, Al Petrosino. Robert is survived by his wife Kendra (Mellon) DiGiacomo, children Veronica (Jason) Vahila, Robert Joseph DiGiacomo II, Dante (Paula) DiGiacomo, grandchildren Natasha (Ray) Hughes, Dominic DiGiacomo, great-grandchildren Reagan and Maddox Hughes, sister Mary Donna (Jim) Rubin, and sister-in-law Lucy DeComo. Also survived by loving in-laws Jim and Annette Mellon, brothers-in-law Craig Mellon, Kris (Terra) Mellon, sister-in-law Jan (Chris) Andrews, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. James Johns and Crossroads hospice for all their loving care, and to Pastor Chad Anderson dear friend and brother, for his unwavering love and support, and especially to Judy Dellerba for all her kindness. For those who wish, donations in Robert's name may be made to Faith United Christian Church, 3411 Richmond Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44705.

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Robin Brown
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Kendra!! I am so sorry to hear this! I know you loved Bobby with all your heart and soul. I am so sorry, this just breaks my heart. I will be praying for you and the family. Please, if you need anything, let me know. Love you!!

Pam petrosino
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Words will never express for loosing your Bobby ,our friend as well. Won’t forget our friendship , laughter, and over all memories . He was a pleasure to know . He truly loved coming to my husbands classes of learning the Art of Protection, the black belt he truly earned. And their friendship that grew . I enjoyed working out with him too , for he gave me no grace .. actually was a lot of fun as well . I appreciated his help with the ladies in my Foundation seminars etc .and how he’d come up early to help the little kids if he could. And our ocassional dinners out and visits. RIP our friend till we meet again

James Martin
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
To Bobby's Family I'm Very Sorry For Loss,He Was A Real Gentlemen.His Mom & Dad Were My God Parents Very Good Folks,I Really Miss Them.I Would See Bob When We Worked The Traffic Control At Lunch Time At Wendy's.Back In 83-84 Where I Worked Then,He Would Alway's Have A Joke Or Two To Share.God Bless You All And I Have You In My Prayers (Gods Speed).

Betty Ward Whiteman
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss Kendra. My deepest sympathy.

Angie Amendola
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Kendra I was so sorry to hear this.He was a good man and I know how much you loved are in my thoughts and prayers...

Tonia jarvis
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
On my friend Kendra out heart goes out to you on your loss of Bob. .I know you will miss terribly. . We miss him too. He was a awesome person . And a great friend . I'm so glad we got to know you guys .. .we are here for you .Love you .

Frank Leach Sr
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
My prayers our with you Kendra Bob was a good man went out to breakfast with him and always enjoyed his company he will be missed.

Gabrail Cancer Center
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We know he will definitely be missed by everyone who's life he touched with his sense of humor, contagious laugh and caring actions. Your family will be in our prayers.

Rick and Sherry Kelly
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
Kendra,Our hearts go out to you and your family.He was a very special man.

Pork Chop
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Kendra sorry to hear about robert. Hang in there you will be ok.

Sharon Witts
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Kendra, I'm so sorry to hear about Bobby's passing. My heart is sad for you as I know you loved him dearly. You were always there for him every step of his illness. I'm sorry that I missed the calling hours as I just saw this tonight. Please keep in touch, Hugs to you, girlfriend.

Dan & Linda Patterson
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Kendra & Family , We are very sorry for your loss ! I worked with Bobby for many years and really thought of him as a very great guy and hard worker !! I know he will be missed !! Many times when we didn't want people to know what we were talking about , we would speak Italian , which worked very well for us ! Again sorry for your loss

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