Robert A. Desiano of Lords Valley, Pa., dies at age 70

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Robert A. Desiano of Lords Valley, Pa., and formerly of Glen Cove, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. He was 70.

Son of the late Vincent and Nancy (D’Alessandro) Desiano, he was born February 28, 1948, in Brooklyn.

Bob was a retired director of educational technology for the Glen Cove School District. After retirement he was a dedicated member of St. John Neumann Church and St. John Neumann/Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus Council #12571, both in Lords Valley.

Bob was a beloved leader in the Glen Cove community both as an educator and coach. Over the course of his career at Glen Cove’s city school district, he created and grew the district’s computer science and technology program to become one of the top programs in New York State. As a passionate fan of soccer and baseball, he spent countless hours coaching hundreds of children over his career, and was the president of the Glen Cove Youth Soccer League for many years. Most of all, he always brought smiles and laughter to students, colleagues, and friends throughout his three decades in the community.

After retirement, Bob once again became active in his new community in Hemlock Farms. He was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, becoming a Knight of the 4th Degree, and participated in numerous charitable programs. He was also a volunteer at the Blooming Grove Food Pantry and many other organizations in the community.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marie (Nogan) Desiano; three sons and their spouses, Chris and wife ,Salena, Tim and wife, Tara, Richard and wife, Bella; grandchildren, Samuel, Matthew, Julia, Ryan, and Piper; sister, Lorraine Faughnan; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Stroyan Funeral Home in Mlford on Dec. 14. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Neumann Church on Dec. 15. Cremation wasprivate at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to The Knights of Columbus Food For Families, 2300 Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA 18428 (make checks payable to Knights of Columbus and include “12571 — Food for Families” on the memo line) or the Blooming Grove Food Pantry, 705 Route 739 Lords Valley, PA 18428.

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