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Salvatore R. “Bob” Dinovo

WESTMERE – Salvatore R. “Bob” Dinovo, 78, of Westmere, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  He was born in Albany, the son of the late August and Rose Sgarlata Dinovo, and he lived in Albany and Guilderland all his life.  Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957, serving aboard the USS Sarsfield, DD-837.  He was then employed for many years as a food broker with G.A. Cinney and later Somers & Somers.  He was a member of the Westmere Fire Dept. for over 50 years, and served as Chief of the department from 1978-1981.  He also served as Commissioner of the Westmere Fire District from 1994-2013.  Bob was also a charter member of the Guilderland Elks, a member of the Tin Can Sailors, and enjoyed camping and golfing.

Bob was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joan Bonitz Dinovo, in May of this year.  He is survived by his children Robert C. Dinovo,  Timothy J. Dinovo (Dawn), Lisa Knightes (Donald), and Holly Marbaker (Nicholas); his brothers and sisters Philip DiNovo (Mary), Antoinette Whitehouse, Camille Micozzi, and August DiNovo (Vicky); his brother in law Charles Bonitz (Kay); his grandchildren Michelle and Morgan Knightes, and Cole and Gwenn Marbaker; and by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning beginning at 9:00am.  Interment with full honors of the Westmere Fire Dept. will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Westmere Fire Department, 1741 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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