OBITUARY

Robert William Del Sesto

September 15, 1949June 9, 2018

Robert W. Del Sesto, age 68 and a 43-year resident of Norfolk, Virginia passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer. A native of Grafton, Ohio, he was born on September 15, 1949 to Rocco and Norma Del Sesto.

Rob was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving last on the USS Leary as a Disbursing Clerk. During his service he earned the National Defense Service Medal. After his military service he worked as a computer programmer for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) until his retirement in 2000.

Rob was an avid supporter of the World Wildlife Fund. He was active in his neighborhood civic league and the city clean-up campaign. He also enjoyed horse racing and working out at the YMCA. Rob is survived by his life partner of 35 years, Raymond E. Puscher, whom he married on October 21, 2014. He is also survived by brothers, Ronald (Jean) Del Sesto of Brewerton, NY and Rocco (Debra) Del Sesto of Watkinsville, GA; sister, Maria (Mirko) Mujic of Eastlake, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in rest by his parents, Rocco and Norma Del Sesto, and brother, Richard (Dolores – deceased) Del Sesto.

Per Rob’s request, there will be no visitation. Graveside service and entombment will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm at Parklawn Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia. The Rev. Shawn Prince will officiate.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond E. Puscher, Life Partner
  • Ronald Del Sesto and wife, Jean, Brother
  • Rocco Del Sesto and wife, Debra, Brother
  • Maria Mujic and husband, Mirko, Sister
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews, *
  • Rocco Del Sesto, Father
  • Norma Mae Rhoads Del Sesto, Mother
  • Richard Del Sesto and wife, Dolores, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • a charity of your choice

Services

30 June

Graveside Service

3:45 pm

REMEMBERING

Robert William Del Sesto

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Joseph & Marsha Williamson

June 16, 2018

Rob served as the Dispersing Clerk on the USS Leary when I was the Navy Supply Officer. Rob's dedication to duty and attention to detail made a next to impossible sea tour possible . We remained in contact over the years through communications and visits.
Our friendships grew with Rob, Ray and my Navy Nurse wife Marsha. Rob and Ray visited us on various occasions. From the KY horse farms, Keeneland Bluegrass horse races, a fun trip visit in Charlottesville, VA and their attendance at my wife's Navy Nurse retirement at the Women's Memorial in Arlington VA made our friendships lasting.
Rob will always be a special friend who is now at Peace.
Our prayers to Ray and Rob's family.
FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS.
Marsha and Joe

JUDY Layman

June 15, 2018

you will be so missed!! You were such fun to work with - always a smile and a kind word for everyone.

Deborah Coughenour

June 14, 2018

I was stationed in Norfolk 1970-73- I met Rob , what a wonderful person. He and Ray had stopped in Austin Texas many years ago while they were traveling. I know he has had a long battle with cancer-I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but now he is at rest, and at peace. This wonderful man will be missed. May his family be assured this was a much loved man.

Sue Byars Lehner

June 14, 2018

I first met Rob and Ron in grade school at Grafton elementary. We've stayed in touch the past 6 or 8 years through fb. I knew of his long battle with cancer and I'm profoundly sad to learn of his death.
I'm sending prayers for him and for all who loved him. May he rest in eternal peace💕

Pat Wheeler

June 14, 2018

You will be greatly missed Rob. You are such a gentle soul. You always had a smile on your face and something nice to say. I love you. My thoughts and prayers are with Ray and your family. May all the good memories help to ease the pain of your loss. I will see you again.

Sue Watson

June 12, 2018

Rest in peace my dear friend. You are finally pain free. Run with those horses in heaven. Until we meet again. Sue & Sue

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Robert W. Del Sesto, age 68 and a 43-year resident of Norfolk, Virginia passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer. A native of Grafton, Ohio, he was born on September 15, 1949 to Rocco and Norma Del Sesto.

Rob was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving last on the USS Leary as a Disbursing Clerk. During his service he earned the National Defense Service Medal. After his military service he worked as a computer programmer for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) until his retirement in 2000.

Rob was an avid supporter of the World Wildlife Fund. He was active in his neighborhood civic league and the city clean-up campaign. He also enjoyed horse racing and working out at the YMCA.

Rob is survived by his life partner of 35 years, Raymond E. Puscher, whom he married on October 21, 2014. He is also survived by brothers, Ronald (Jean) Del Sesto of Brewerton, NY and Rocco (Debra) Del Sesto of Watkinsville, GA; sister, Maria (Mirko) Mujic of Eastlake, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in rest by his parents, Rocco and Norma Del Sesto, and brother, Richard (Dolores – deceased) Del Sesto.

Per Rob’s request, there will be no visitation. Graveside service and entombment will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm at Parklawn Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia. The Rev. Shawn Prince will officiate.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.