2012-11-15 / Obituaries

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Cristelo

Robert D. “Bob” Cristello, age 77, of Pawling, formerly of Patterson, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in Danbury, Ct.

Bob was born in Dobbs Ferry, to Dominick and Catherine (Conolonga) Cristello.

On July 18, 1957, Bob married Joan Short in White Plains. Mrs. Cristello died January 5, 2007.

Bob was Owner and Operator of County Chimney Service in Hawthorne for 30 years, retiring in 1996. After retirement, Bob was a starter and club house attendant for the Quaker Hill Country Club in Pawling. In the early years he tended bar at The Colonial Tavern in Hawthorne.

Bob and Joan spent many winters in Barefoot Bay, Fl., after his retirement. After having lived in Patterson for 35 years, they moved to Pawling in 1997.

Bob was an avid golfer. He enjoyed his time as a fisherman too, but his true love was golf. His choice of vocations through the years afforded him the opportunity to socialize with friends, something in which he took great enjoyment. Bob was also a member of the Patterson Fire Department for 47 years.

Bob is survived by his two daughters - Cathy Badia and her husband Dom and Joni Eberly and her husband Kevin, both of Pawling; two sons - Jim Cristello and his wife Julie of Tifton, Ga., and Alan Cristello and his wife Joan of North Fort Meyers, Fl.; a brother, Joseph of Florida; and a sister Katherine of Georgia. Six grandchildren - Jimmy Cristello Jr., Nick Cristello, Bud and Julie Cristello, Joe and Susan Cristello, Matthew and Alex Badia, Kevin Eberly and Kelly and David Mayle; ten great grandchildren - Jordan Marie Cristello, Robert Cristello, Angela and Carly Cristello, Joey, Kaely, Sarah, and Camryn Cristello, Colton and Weston Mayle also survive. He was predeceased by his grandson Michael Cristello on February 29th of this year.

A funeral service was held Saturday, November 10, at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Ave., Pawling, NY. A private cremation will follow. Contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Make A Wish Foundation to assist chronically ill local children at www.wish.org and/or UNITED IN THEIR HONOR, specifically to help rehabilitate wounded Troops through Golf at www.unitedintheirhonor.org.

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