OBITUARY

Robert Henry DiNicola

February 16, 1933November 29, 2019
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DiNICOLA, Robert H. “Bob”

86, of Largo and previously of Indian Rocks Beach, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 while surrounded with love and family. Bob was a first generation Italian-American born in Alexandria, VA on February 16, 1933. He was a Corporal in the Army and was Military Police while serving in Korea. He and his family moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 1978 from Alexandria, VA.

Bob worked for the Architect of the Capital in Washington, DC and was a stone inspector for all the Federal buildings in the District of Columbia. He was the Mayor of Indian Rocks Beach from March 14, 1993 – March 31, 2005 and prior was Commissioner from March of 1983 – March of 1991. As Mayor, some of his accomplishments include the development of the Nature Preserve of Indian Rocks Beach and the implementation of the beach trolley and the first crosswalks on Gulf Blvd.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Renie, of 66 years whom he cherished and adored. They were devoted to each other, their family, and their Roman Catholic faith. Bob and Renie were dedicated members at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Largo, FL, for over 40 years where he was an usher and counted money.

He was a member of the VFW Post 10094, Knights of Columbus Council 4892, and the NARFE. He belonged to the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, Pinellas Planning Council (chairman), Barrier Island Government Council, Action 2000, Beach Art Center, Historical Museum, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Bob was the First Recipient of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Commencement to Excellence in Leadership Award in 2001.

He is predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Anna and his 11 siblings. He is survived by his wife Renie; his children, Robert (Tami) DiNicola, Jr., and Susan Nolan; his grandchildren, Joseph Wareham, Jennifer Nolan and Farrah Nolan; his step-grandchildren Alex, Anthony and Adam Sloane; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5-8pm at Serenity Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church. For those who are unable to attend, the services will be live streamed on St. Jerome’s Facebook page. Entombment will take place after with military honors. Visitwww.SerenityFuneralHomeLargo.com for more information.

  • FAMILY

  • Gilbert DiNicola, Father (deceased)
  • Anna DiNicola, Mother (deceased)
  • Renie DiNicola, Wife
  • Robert DiNicola (Tami), Son
  • Susan Nolan, Daughter
  • Grandchildren: Joseph Wareham, Jennifer Nolan and Farrah Nolan
    Step-grandchildren: Alex, Anthony and Adam Sloane


    Pre-deceased by his 11 siblings

Services

8 December

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Serenity Funeral Home

13401 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, Florida 33774

9 December

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Jerome Catholic Church

10895 Hamlin Blvd
Largo, Florida 33774

9 December

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Serenity Funeral Home

13401 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL 33774

9 December

Reception

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Serenity Funeral Home


Largo, Florida

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Danielle Barber

December 5, 2019

Thank you for all the wonderful bunches at Maggie Maes. I enjoyed the wonderful conversations and the funny jokes. You are all family to me ❤ I love you all so much!

Larry and Marie Horner

December 5, 2019

Although we haven't known Bob and Renie for that long, they made us feel like we've known them all our lives, because of their warm and caring concern for us. I could listen to Bob talk for hours and truly enjoy his companionship. He was a man who cared so much about his Family and was always there to help them out when they needed it. It was an honor and rewarding to have been able to call him a " True Friend " Thank you Bob and rest in Peace.

Matthew Brown

December 5, 2019

When a loved one is lost, people tend to focus on the positive parts of their life and their personality, and try not to focus too much on their flaws. In Bob's case, none of us have that problem.

He was a man of great character and integrity and was kind to everyone he met. The tremendous amount of love and support that the family has received is a testament to the number of lives he touched. He will be forever missed, and forever looked up to.

Kevin Vian

December 5, 2019

Uncle Bob touched my life, and my heart in a special way, as I imagine he did with most people that knew him. He was instantly, upon spending time with him, one of my favourite people on the planet. I’ve always held him in a very special place in my heart. He always had a warm smile, warm hug, open heart, and a silly joke for me every time I was with him. He, without a second thought, welcomed me fully and completely into the family, and with Aunt Renie always made me feel at home and a part of the family. I will always have a special love in for you Uncle Bob. R.I.P.

Father Bob Wagenseil

December 4, 2019

We celebrate a life well lived: a man of faith devoted to Christ and his Church; a man of love devoted to his beloved wife and family; a man of hope who served his country and his community with enormous energy and integrity; a man with a great sense of humor who was always serious when it came to doing good, but never took himself too seriously; a man whose life has left a legacy of goodness, generosity, kindness, compassion, joy and love. Bob DiNicola touched our lives "for good." May God grant the blessing of lasting and happy memories to Renie and their family and all who knew and loved Bob. And may the Lord grant to Bob eternal joy and peace in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints in light.

Maureen Bauer

December 4, 2019

Larry and I are so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We have many fond memories of time spent with him and Renie on Harbor Drive at Marion Stumpf's house and many occasions at St. Jerome Church. We were so suprised to see them at Venus restaurant after they had moved back from The Villages and would occasionally see one another at Publix. Our sincere condolences to Renie, the children and grandchildren on the loss of such a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a true public servant. Godspeed, Bob. May you rest in peace.

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Biography

Robert "Bob" Henry DiNicola, 86, of Largo and previously of Indian Rocks Beach, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 while surrounded with love and family. Bob was a first generation Italian-American born in Alexandria, VA on February 16, 1933. He was a Corporal in the Army and was Military Police while serving in Korea. He and his family moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 1978 from Alexandria, VA.

Bob worked for the Architect of the Capital in Washington, DC and was a stone inspector for all the Federal buildings in the District of Columbia. He was the Mayor of Indian Rocks Beach from March 14, 1993 – March 31, 2005 and prior was Commissioner from March of 1983 – March of 1991. As Mayor, some of his accomplishments include the development of the Nature Preserve of Indian Rocks Beach and the implementation of the beach trolley and the first crosswalks on Gulf Blvd.


Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Renie, of 66 years whom he cherished and adored. They were devoted to each other, their family, and their Roman Catholic faith. Bob and Renie were dedicated members at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Largo, FL, for over 40 years where he was an usher and counted money.

He was a member of the VFW Post 10094, Knights of Columbus Council 4892, and the NARFE. He belonged to the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, Pinellas Planning Council (chairman), Barrier Island Government Council, Action 2000, Beach Art Center, Historical Museum, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Bob was the First Recipient of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Commencement to Excellence in Leadership Award in 2001.

He is predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Anna and his 11 siblings. He is survived by his wife Renie; his children, Robert (Tami) DiNicola, Jr., and Susan Nolan; his grandchildren, Joseph Wareham, Jennifer Nolan and Farrah Nolan; his step-grandchildren Alex, Anthony and Adam Sloane; and many loving nieces and nephews.


A visitation will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5-8pm at Serenity Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church. For those who are unable to attend, the services will be live streamed on St. Jerome’s Facebook page. Entombment will take place after with military honors. Visitwww.SerenityFuneralHomeLargo.com for more information.