Robert August DiGiovanni
May 26, 1932 – May 4, 2021
Our beloved father Robert (Bob) August DiGiovanni, 88, was called home by Jesus on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ. Born and raised in Union City, NJ he also lived in Westwood, Toms River, Aberdeen, and most recently in Matawan at Spring Hills Atrium Assisted Living. Bob was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving faithfully as a Medical Corpsman during the Korean War. He held several jobs before happily retiring, including his own painting business, and being a printer/proofreader at Charles P. Young in NYC for many years. He was the Captain and long-time member of the Westwood volunteer ambulance corps for many years.
He will be remembered as a gentleman by all who knew him, and as someone always ready to help in time of need, share a laugh, or provide compassion to both loved ones and strangers alike. Bob was very social and he brought joy to the lives he touched. He had a strong Christian faith, he loved to dance, organize a bocce social league, and was always charitable to animals - with a special fondness for dogs.
Bob was predeceased by Patricia DiGiovanni, his loving wife of 54 years, and is now joyfully reunited with her. He is also predeceased by his brother, Albert DiGiovanni. Surviving are his son and his wife, Glenn and Julia DiGiovanni of Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, his daughter and her husband, Kathleen and Stan Mozeika of Aberdeen, NJ, and four grandchildren - Elyssa DiGiovanni Hilton and her husband Joseph, Garrett DiGiovanni, Kenneth DiGiovanni, and Grace Mozeika.
A private interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. A separate celebration of Bob’s life will take place at Grace Christian Church in Tinton Falls, NJ in the future. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's name may be to either: The Monmouth County SPCA or Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert August DiGiovanni
May 16, 2021
Dearest Kathleen, our love to you and Glenn and your families in this difficult time. My parents, Andrew and I, have so many fun and fond memories of your Dad. We all will miss his wonderful sense of humour and his kind and compassionate soul. His memory will be cherished by so many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Uncle Robert, Aunt Janet, Andrew, Debbie and Alex
May 7, 2021
I do not even know where to start. This man brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. When I saw his name on the schedule I lit up knowing that my day could only get better. It was an immediate connection. See because we are both very silly. Sometimes he would be in a fresh mood and stick his tongue out at me but I know it was all out of love. He took me in as family. We got to go out for breakfast and also celebrate birthdays. I will miss that infectious smile and his laugh but I know you live on in Kathleen and Grace . I love you always 💔🎁