Robert Eugene Giusti, Sr. (Bob), age 85, born on February 20, 1933 in Auburn, New York, passed on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Florida.
A US Army Veteran, he retired from Chrysler Corporation where he worked as a Machinist.
Bob could often be found playing Bingo or at the closest casino (until his allowance was gone). He enjoyed “tinkering” with old lawn mowers, fishing, spending time outdoors, gardening, going for long rides to no where, and playing with his cat, Angel.
His smile and laugh could brighten a room. Always down for a party and the first one to crack open a beer. He was a fun loving and joyful man. Full of wit, charm, and love for his family. From his funny songs that rhyme to his musical talents on the ukulele and harmonica (which he was even talented enough to play through his nose). He was a rock, staple, and example to all those that loved him. Always willing to lend some advice, guidance, and love. There will always a place at the end of the table and a glass of wine in his honor. He was one of a kind and will be missed dearly.
His family includes his wife of 62 years, Rose Ann Giusti; son Robert E. Giusti, Jr. and his partner, Karen Redman; daughter MaryAnn Giusti Young and her partner, Jeffrey Bennett; grandchildren, David (Kristin) Young, Bradley (Giulia) Young, Christina (Michael) Giovannini, Christopher Giusti, Dr. Miranda (Brennan) Giusti and Cady Giusti; his sister, Lorraine DeChick; along with many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Mass to be offered at 11am Saturday, September 8 in St. Francis Church. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8pm in the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn. Contributions may be made in memory of Bob to the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.