OBITUARY

Robert Salvatore DeLisi

July 8, 1940June 1, 2019
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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Robert Salvatore “Bobby” DeLisi, 78, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 5:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. DeLisi died Saturday, June 1, 2019. Born in New York City, NY, he was a son of the late Vincent DeLisi and Jennie Bonanno DeLisi. He worked as a carpenter with Bloomingdale’s in New York City and was an active member of Sons of Italy. He enjoyed golf and fishing and was an avid sports fan. He loved the rodeo and was a steer wrestler and team roper.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lombri DeLisi; daughters, Tracey Winchester (Joey) and Laura Palumbo (Rich); son, Richard DeLisi (Daniella); brother, Ronald “Ronnie” DeLisi (Janet); sister-in-law, Linda Lombri; seven grandchildren, Jackson, Allison, Justin, Vincent, Lilly, Ricky, and Anthony; and two nieces, Christine DeLisi and Anita Lombri.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Leo Lewis

June 5, 2019

Bobby and I were "old neighborhood" friends. We'd see each other at Rudy's or at the Holy Family Church dances. I was never much of a dancer and I used to watch Bobby -- he was some kind of dancer. Our neighborhood was loaded with tough guys and "wannabees". Bobby was one of the really sincere, good guys.

A number of years passed by from the old neighborhood days when one day on the commuter bus from NJ to NY who did I meet? We were both happy to see one another and to learn that we now lived in the same NJ town. We did a lot of catching up that morning. And then we'd meet regularly on the bus and enjoy each others company and share old times and each others day to day problems .

Thanks to John Fucille, I again made contact with Bobby through emails.

I was shocked to hear the sad news and my prayers go out to Bobby's family.

Bobby, we'll all meet again and play stickball, watch Joe Micelli box, and watch your fancy footwork on the dance floor.

May God Bless you.
Leo Lewis

Don Muller

June 5, 2019

Jane and I knew Bob when he lived in New Port Richey. He was an avid fisherman a sport we both loved. He always had a joke to tell. He would come by our business and sit and chat for hours. The last we heard from him was he was planning to come down to Florida and planned to give us a call so we could spend some time together.
Our prayers to Barbara and the family. He will be truly missed

John Fucile

June 5, 2019

Hey Cuz, you will be surely missed. We had some great times together and a lot of laughs. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
See you on the other side, Cuz

Anita Augello

June 4, 2019

Bobby and I and my husband Charlie were friends early on, thru our teenage age years and after that via, mostly email,. I have wonderful memories of Bobby whether it be at Rudy's on 2nd Ave, meetings at the White Tower on 46th or at all the Holy Family Teenage functions, dances, skits, (one that we would never be able to do now) skiing, horse back riding on Staten Island. He was a great dancer and everybody. wanted to Lindy with him as he made up the steps along the way. He always had a sense of humor. My bragging rights are that I helped hm with his final HS term paper and he was happy to get a B+. I thought it was worthy of an A! We corresponded while he was in the army and he was a part of our wedding party. He was a great f friend but a lousy email corresponder in later years. RIP Bobby. You are now pain free and dancing your way around heaven. I'm sure you and Jimmy Lawn and Sal have already connected and gotten into a little bit of mischief. Our circle is getting smaller. Until we meet again, Hugs.

john sabella

June 4, 2019

"Hey Cuz"
Those were the first words you said to me while I was driving past your house on Cannonball Road in 1968/69. From that time on a Great Friendship and Brotherhood was formed. I will always treasure the times we had Fishing at Highland Lakes at 5 am after Gates Tavern, Then the Times at the Steak Chalet and the Sons of Italy. Hunting in Towaco. Lotsa a Laughs. Bergenfield and New Milford. 4th of Julys' Wow....Well now you're with the Good Guys our other Best Friends, Mike D'Amore, Bobby Renna, Freddy Baroni, and other Brothers from the Sons of Italy.
Embrace this New Life in Heaven with Them.
Rest in Peace Cuz
Johnny

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