ROTTERDAM – Robert J. Marino, 70, of Rotterdam NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, unexpectedly, yet peacefully at his home. Bob loved making people smile, and he will be deeply missed by the many hearts he touched with his caring and kind presence.
Bob was born on April 20th, 1952 to Marion and Albert Marino in Albany, NY. After graduating from Christian Brothers Academy in 1970, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College. Bob then started his own filing solutions company, Acme Business Systems, which he successfully owned and operated for more than 40 years.
As the oldest of three children, Bob played a significant role in his younger siblings’ lives, who remained of utmost importance throughout his entire life. On September 28th, 1974 Bob married his high school sweetheart, Debbie, who remains the love of his life. Until her passing in 2019, they shared 48 wonderful, loving years together and had 3 children, Nick, Allie and Mark. Bob dedicated his life to his family, coaching baseball and basketball for his sons, cheering his kids on at football, soccer, track, volleyball, and never missing a school concert or 6-hour dance recital. Bob shared his love of animals with his family, welcoming beloved family pets to experience the gift of a loving family. Bob’s father instilled in him a love of nature, and he could tell you the history of every tree on his property, a love he passed on to his children. His family was truly the light of his life.
Spending vacation time on the Cape May, NJ shore was one of Bob’s favorite pastimes. He loved teaching his kids to bodyboard, enjoying seafood with his family at the Lobster House, and watching the sunset from the Cove beach with his cherished wife. Bob was always ready to talk Yankee baseball, Siena basketball or stump you with some trivia. He enjoyed golfing with friends and family, and he especially enjoyed the time spent afterwards laughing with the group over drinks and a good meal. Bob loved food and took great joy in sharing meals with the special people in his life.
Bob always wanted to know what his dogs were thinking, and he always wanted to know the name of the person he was speaking with, whether making a reservation, placing an order, or mailing something at the post office. Bob understood the inherent value of kindness, accepting people without judgment, always willing to listen (and talk!). He always appreciated the warmth of the sunshine, the kindness of strangers, the opportunity to help, and the “Margaritaville” mentality to carry him through all his days.
Bob is survived by his loving children; Nicholas R. Marino (Melissa), Allison M. Marino and Mark J. Marino (Paula), 6 grandchildren; Emily, Natalie, Joseph, Madeline, Angelina & Jack. Also survived by his mother, Marion Marino, siblings Patricia Pierotti (Rick) and Tom Marino (Kelly). He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Deborah A. Marino (O’Connor), father, Albert J. Marino and grandparents Anthony & Angelina Davey.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 11:30 a.m., and from there to St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carmen Road, Guilderland at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will follow the mass in Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet-Shaker Rd, Colonie. NY. Bob’s final wishes were for cures for ALS, Rett Syndrome and Cancer. Donations in his name can be made to the ALS Association, Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) or The American Cancer Society. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Bob’s resting place in Memory Gardens, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
This is a video tribute to Bob:
Mary Ann & John Kuhn
We send our deepest condolences to the entire Marino Family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers always.
With blessings, love and peace…
Jeff and I are shocked and stunned at the sudden loss of my dear cousin Bob. We grew up in another time that included Sunday picnics, bocce, lemonade, hikes, Lake George Village and a very different Saratoga Race Track, our summer destination for fun and excitement with our Aunts and Uncles. It was all about JS at that time, our Uncle Johnny, purveyor of crates and boxes and truck rides to the back of the grocery stores where he plied his trade. Bob and I often reminisced about him. Family. That was what Bob stood for and aimed to keep close. A jokester and prankster and lover of a certain Dodge muscle car: my cousin Bob. “Hey Jude, you going to the track this summer? We’ll meet ya by Big Red,”
he always asked, Yes Bob, I’ll see you there this year! I hope you can send me some tips!
Tom – I’m so sorry for the loss of your Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Chip and Lisa Collins
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a pleasure to do business with all of these years and became part of the Arden Label family. He always had a joke for us, which made our day. He was so kind and considerate, always asking if we needed to be added to his prayer list. Bob will be sorely missed! His family is in our thoughts and prayers!!
All the Staff at Arden Label
Our deepest love and thoughts are with you and your family Allie. Good memories were made at Cape May. I’m glad I got to share some of that with you. Eating your moms delicious scones and listening to live music with your dad. I will miss seeing Mr Bob at the hurricane tournaments. My prayers are with you. Lovingly, Gemma
A lost of a great friend, for many years, a shock to all of us, a great golf partner in recent years, I will surely Miss him. I send condolences to all the family/
My sincere condolences to your family. Working with Bob for the past 18 years was always a pleasure. He was always kind, and understanding, and he never ended a conversation without a joke. No matter how my day was going , I aways had a smile on my face after we spoke. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
David and Trish Przybylo
Our deepest condolences to the entire Marino family for the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful neighbor with a great smile and he and Deb raised a truly beautiful family. I am sure that he is reunited with the love of his life and will continue to watch over his children and grandchildren. He talked often and was always so proud of his children and now his legacy. We will continue to lift your family in prayer during this difficult time. Bob, may you Rest in Paradise.
I met your dad at Siena Basketball games. He always talked about his or for his wife. He always made me laugh and smile at the games and always made sure to say hello to me and my kids. We will miss seeing him. Thoughts and prayers to your family
My sincere condolences to your family. I knew Bob only a short time and he was such a wonderful person. He was always thoughtful, kind and so very funny. You should also know that he loved his family and spoke of you all often and warmly. I could also always count on him for a great “dad joke”. He will be so missed!