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Robert Joseph Tancredi
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 2, 1964
  • Place of birth:
    Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 5, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Bob "Robbie" Tancredi, 50, passed away suddenly at home in Raleigh, NC.

Born in New Jersey, Bob spent his early years growing up in a home with railroad tracks nearby which fostered his lifelong love of trains. He graduated from North Hunterdon H.S. in Clinton N.J. in 1981and shortly after served his country in the U.S. Army being deployed to Germany. After the Army and some years in Florida, Bob eventually settled in Zebulon and Raleigh N.C.. He worked for the Century Fastners Corp. in Raleigh for 24 years making his way from the warehouse to the office over the course of his career there. Bob had a wicked funny sense of humor and sardonic wit that would make you laugh until you couldn't even speak! He was a great fan of music, particularly the Beatles and the '60's-'70's era of Rock. Bob loved his cats and his aquarium and his extensive train layout. He loved to turn the wrenches on classic Muscle Cars and over the years had a 1964 Galaxie 500, and his prized 1969 Olds Cutlass.

He is survived by his loving parents, Bob and Marilyn Tancredi of Inverness Florida. His younger brother, John Tancredi of Inverness Florida, and in North Carolina, his older sister Lisa Daly (Tancredi) and husband Tom Daly of Zebulon. Also, his former wife Michele Hall, and stepdaughter, his happiness and hope for the future, Elizabeth Lippincott of Clayton.
                                    He was loved and will be sorely missed by all of us.
                                 A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida.

"It's not always going to be this grey,
All things must pass,
All things must pass away"

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by mary fisher on 6th June 2016

"2 Years have passed my friend and I still think about you at some point of my day - I pray that you are happy and that Babette is keeping you warm & loved - missing you Bob, your friend always, Mary"

This tribute was added by mary fisher on 2nd February 2016

"Happy Birthday Bob, time goes by too quickly and I still miss speaking with you, you are in my thoughts almost daily whenever I need to fix something for your branch - you are the first person that comes to mind to help me - I hope you are happy and at peace my friend :) and someday I look forward to seeing you - much love Mary."

This tribute was added by mary fisher on 5th June 2015

"First Anniversary in Heaven my friend, where does the time go?  I trust you are happy & reunited with those you lost both people & pets :) I miss speaking with you & your words of encouragement when I was down. Bless you Bob you are always in my thoughts & prayers.Much love, Mary Fisher"

This tribute was added by Mary Keefe on 29th September 2014

"He is also survived by his first wife, Mary Keefe. of Sebastian, FL.
  I was doing a search on his name because I wanted to say hello. I was shocked and deeply saddened to discover that he had passed away.
  Bob was a very good man. He was intelligent, kind, considerate, caring and hard-working. He did, indeed, love cats, and dogs. One of our cats is still alive. He was also an excellent mechanic, a talented actor and a really good cook. I remember, early on, I was making stuffed peppers for the first time and Bob asked, rhetorically, " Why would you go to so much trouble for something that takes 5 minutes to eat?" Of course, many moons later, it was he that labored over mouth-watering lasagna, homemade pizza (his go-to dish), and chicken burritos that rivaled any Mexican's.
  He was a wonderful husband. I, regretfully, failed him as a wife. To his family, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your beloved "Robbie". I pray for God to heal your broken hearts. I have so many happy and beautiful memories of him. This world is a crueler and colder place without him."

This tribute was added by Mike Keating on 10th June 2014

"My prayers to your family for your loss. I remember going over the Tancredi's house by the railroad tracks when we were friends at St. Theresa's school. Rob always had a terrific sense of humor and I will always have fond memories while growing up with him in Kenilworth. Rob, you will be missed, but you will be forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by mary fisher on 10th June 2014

"Although I never met Bob in person I have worked with him for almost 14 years, I could always count on him to make me smile, laugh and was always there with a kind word when it was needed.  I count myself blessed for having known him and can only imagine the great loss this was to his family & friends - myself included.  When he lost his Babette just recently I know this broke his heart and I can picture the happy reunion when he saw her again.  Be well my dear Mr. T  I will miss you greatly, all my love Mary."

This tribute was added by Janet Poveromo on 9th June 2014

"Growing up next door to the Tancredi family in Kenilworth, Robbie was like a little brother to me. I'm very sorry for the family's loss."

This tribute was added by Pattick Crown on 8th June 2014

"I knew Robert for a short while from the Kenilworth Little League. He was a fun loving kid and I'm happy to have the privilege to of met him. My condolences to the family."

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