In Remembrance of Robert C. Siragusa

Robert C. Siragusa

Robert C. Siragusa

Clarks Summit, PA August 12, 1942 ~ October 30, 2014 Date of Service: November 3, 2014



Robert C. Siragusa, 72, of Clarks Summit, died Thursday afternoon at home. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Kratochvil. The couple celebrated 43 years of marriage on May 29th.


Born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Vincent “Jimmy” and Rose Piazza Siragusa, he received his bachelor’s degree from California State University and his M.A. in American History from Montclair State College.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served from 1964-1968, ultimately attaining the rank of Sergeant. Prior to retirement, he was a school supervisor at High Point Regional in New Jersey where he was honored as Teacher of the Year and a two-time Coach of the Year for cross country.


He was an avid athlete, which included finishing eighteen marathons, a champion weightlifter in the Air Force and a Division I college football player at Western Michigan University.  He was president of the High Point Teacher’s Association and a past member of both UNICO and the Vernon Township Board of Education in New Jersey.


Also surviving are daughters Michelle Reisser and husband William, Swoyersville; and Attorney Shannon Siragusa and husband Matthew Birney, Simsbury, CT;  grandchildren Olivia and Grace Birney;  sister Bess Tener, OH; brother Vincent Siragusa, Pittsburgh; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by a sister Elvira Siragusa.


The funeral will be Monday at noon in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment to follow in the Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit. 


Friends will be received during shiva at the family residence on Monday evening from 4-7 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, kindly send contributions in Robert’s memory to Fred’s Team c/o Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 633 Third Ave., 4th floor, New York, NY 10017 or mskcc.convio.net and enter Robert Siragusa as the participant name.



 

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Patricia M.Mcshane
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Re: Robert C.Siragusa
Reply #13 on : Tue November 11, 2014, 18:55:58
Dear Shirley, Shelly and Shannon,
I am so sorry of learning of Bob’s passing. He was a very special man,and touched many lives with his amazing personality.
May God continue to give you and your family strength
to move forward . Keep the Faith my friend.You will see Bob again with in a twinkle of an eye.
Peace,
Patricia Mcshane
Regina Jones
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Heartfelt Condolences
Reply #12 on : Sun November 09, 2014, 20:57:38
My heartfelt condolences to the family for the loss of one so dear. Caring thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. It it my prayer that God give you peace in your quiet moments and comfort to replace your grief. May you draw comfort from God's promise that soon death will be no more. Isaiah 25:8 promises, "He (God) will actually Swallow Up Death Forever..." May the prospect of one day seeing your beloved Bob again
give you hope and bring you peace. Isaiah 26:19 assures us, "Your Dead Will Live...Awake and cry out joyfully, You Residents In The Dust!..."

With deepest sympathy.
Hong Miao
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert C. Siragusa
Reply #11 on : Mon November 03, 2014, 12:11:30
You will be loved and missed always. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
john doyle
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Bob "Goose" Siragusa
Reply #10 on : Mon November 03, 2014, 09:30:03
Condolences to Shirley and the family. Distance and time didn't diminish the importance of having Bob as a friend.
Bob and I were GI's stationed in Chateauroux, France with the 7322nd Air Police Sqdn. in the 1960's. We shared some great times there. Rest in peace Bob.
John Doyle
Bernard Andrews
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Robert Siragusa
Reply #9 on : Sun November 02, 2014, 17:56:12
Dear Shirley and Family:
We were very sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great colleague and friend when I was at High Point High School. Bob always enjoyed his work and made it fun for the teachers in his department. Students were always his highest priority. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Sincerely,
Bernie and Barbara Andrews
Sister Margaret Gannon
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Bob Siragusa
Reply #8 on : Sun November 02, 2014, 16:09:38
I am so sorry for your loss of a truly wonderful person. He was an inspiring teacher and a delightful colleague. I am happy to have had the chance to get to know him. I will have him very much in my prayers and thoughts as well as all who loved him.
Francoise and Peter Ryczak
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert C. Siragusa
Reply #7 on : Sat November 01, 2014, 12:15:33
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family.
Ed Molina
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert C. Siragusa
Reply #6 on : Sat November 01, 2014, 10:35:01
We are going to miss you, Goose. You were always a good friend and colleague We had good times teaching and coaching together. Rest in peace. old friend.
Ed Molina
Ed Molina
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert C. Siragusa
Reply #5 on : Sat November 01, 2014, 10:33:32
We are going to miss you, Goose. You were always a good friend and colleague We had good times teaching and coaching together. Rest in peace. old friend.
Marilyn deutsch
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Deepest sympathy
Reply #4 on : Sat November 01, 2014, 07:05:39
My deepest sympathy. Bob was such an exceptional man. I was honored to be able to spend a few of his final hours with him. He left a great impression and changed the world by sharing his knowledge with thousands of his students over the years. He'll live on in their accomplishments. Fondly, Marilyn
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