Robert S. Emilian

April 18, 1959 ~ April 29, 2020 (age 61)


Robert S. Emilian, 61, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Bob was born in Utica, NY, on April 18, 1959, the son of the late Stanley J. and Constance "Connie" Colosimo Emilian. He was educated in local schools, a graduate of TR Proctor High School in 1977.

Always a diligent employee, Bob started work at a young age; first at Fort Schuyler Drug Store and then he went on to run his own flower shop. He later worked for Carl's and Fay's Drugs before entering the nutritional field as a buyer with GNC for many years while living in Pittsburgh, PA. Bob then went on to work for Ajinomoto for many years until finding comfort in his most recent position with KSF Business Acquisitions in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, where he was the Director of Business Development for the past few years.

Bob possessed a very affable personality, great sense of humor and made many lifelong friendships, wherever he went. He loved being the prankster and he brought much joy to his family, friends and co-workers. Bob was a lifelong die-hard Red Sox and Steelers fan.

He is survived by his son, Robert Emilian II and "happy handsome" grandson, Robert S. Emilian III; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and John Goff; nephew and niece, John and Candace Goff II; great nephews that he idolized, John Goff III and Jordano Goff; niece and Godchild, his "Two Things" Kelly Goff; soon to be nephew, Steve Ermacor and fur nephew, Tyson John. Bobby also leaves behind his many beloved Colosimo and Leo cousins, friends, and co-workers. Especially acknowledging Chris Tisi and Paul Gagliano, who were considered to be his "Florida Family."

Due to the current health concerns and keeping within CDC guidelines, Bob's family will honor him privately and he will be laid to rest with his beloved parents at Calvary Cemetery in Utica, NY.

A Memorial Mass and celebration of life for Robert “Bob’ Emilian will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. As the church will be operating at a limited capacity, we ask that you come a little earlier, as temperature checks, social distancing, proper wearing of face masks and registration for tracing will be implemented by the church staff.

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Memorial Mass
September 19, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church
648 Jay Street
Utica, NY 13501

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