Olean – Robert P. "Bob" DaPolito "Awesome Baseball Dad & Grandfather"
Robert P. “Bob” DaPolito, of 217 S. Tenth St. Olean, NY, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 28, 2019) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, following an illness.
Bob was born on Aug. 6, 1957 in Olean and was a son of Louis and Marion Rogers DaPolito. On Dec. 3, 1977 at St. Mary’s Church in Sartwell, PA, he married his wife of 41 years, Rosemary K. Hoffman, who survives.
Bob worked for Bush Industries in Jamestown and Salamanca, NY for 24 years. For the last 10 years, he worked as a finisher for Case Cutlery in Bradford, PA.
Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 1220, in Allegany and the Olean and Cuba Rod & Gun Clubs.
Bob enjoyed hunting turkey and deer, fishing, skeet shooting, playing pool, Texas Hold’em’ Euchre, watching the New York Yankees and Cleveland Browns, and going to Saturday breakfast; but he truly loved watching his grandsons play baseball.
Along with his loving wife, Bob is survived by his two children, Christopher P. (Fallon) DaPolito of Baton Rouge, LA and Brenda L. DaPolito of Olean; two grandsons Caine DeGolier and Trenton Broussard; four siblings, Joanne O’Brien of Olean, Ronald F. DaPolito, Thomas M. (Beth) DaPolito of Colorado and Kathleen M. Dziadkowicz of Brockport, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother Louis J. DaPolito in 1990 and sister-in-law Colleen A. DaPolito in 2016.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2019) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Funeral Services will be held, beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2019) at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, in Olean, NY, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Moody Hollow Cemetery in Eldred, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.