Robert J. Reina

Date of Death: March 27, 2015
Doyle B. Shaffer, Inc Funeral Home
45-09 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
Monday 3/30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doyle B. Shaffer, Inc Funeral Home
45-09 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
Tuesday 3/31, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doyle B. Shaffer, Inc Funeral Home
45-09 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
Tuesday 3/31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. St. Mary Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing, NY 11365
Wednesday 4/1, 11:15 am
St. Anastasia Church
45-14 245 Street
Douglaston, NY 11362
Wednesday 4/1, 9:45 am

Robert passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. Robert was a resident of Douglaston, New York.

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David R Chandler left a message on April 4, 2020:
5 years later and I still miss him. I re-read all the comments and recognise all the facets of his character. I went to concerts, restaurants, vineyards in the US and UK putting him up at my home for the night as well as staying with him, learning to water-ski and meeting his mom. So much. The cliché "a man who lived life to the full" fitted him perfectly.
Mitch Ignatoff left a message on March 27, 2018:
Bob was a very good friend of mine. I miss him. I regret not seeing him more often.
David Chandler left a message on May 28, 2015:
Truly shocked to hear of Bob's passing. One hell of a loss. Bob was an amazing man with such a breadth of enthusiasms and a joy to know. He introduced me to so many things. He took a personal interest in my family and my wife, Usha and children Edward and Alison. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ellen, Jordan and Caitlin. He was such a good friend and a lovely man.
Jose Brown left a message on April 16, 2015:
I'm so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was always fun to be around, a great friend and colleague. A Renaissance Man indeed... Please accept my condolence for your loss.
Shinji Muto left a message on April 15, 2015:
I am terribly sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Bob in the mid 2000s and we stayed in touch over the years. Bob was a caring, intelligent, multifaceted individual and an all-around good guy. I will miss him. I wish you and your family all the best. Shinji Muto
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Robert G left a message on April 9, 2015:
I only knew Robert through his written word, and I enjoyed that often over many years. My condolences to his family and friends. Rob G
Vivian-Lee Nyitray left a message on April 5, 2015:
Rob was ahead of me in school and we did not really know each other well, but his dedication to scholarship was inspiring. I was glad to reconnect with him in recent years via Facebook. I hope that his family can find comfort in the knowledge that many people admired and appreciated him.
Mitch Ignatoff left a message on April 4, 2015:
Bob and I have been friends since I was in High School in Hauppauge. He was the valedictorian of his class, a year behind mine. We hung out together many, many times. I listened to his accordian playing, and other instruments he played. He took me to various concerts, including my all-time favorite, Sun Ra! That was more a musical happening than simply a concert. We hung out in NYC after he graduated from Wharton-#1 in his class, and I graduated from law school. He was working for Exxon, and went to London. My then wife and I spent a very good time in his large apartment there. He turned me onto Stilton cheese with butter, HMS Victory, Stonehenge, great food and areas of great natural beauty as well as the Royal Shakespeare company.And fish and chips, right off the boat. I met his girlfriend, later his wife, listening to music in his apartment in Queens. Ellen and Bob were inseparable from that time on. He was deeply involved in music, an audiophile, and recommending great restaurants. I miss him.
Rosanne Reina left a message on March 31, 2015:
Bob is my first cousin. My father and his father are brothers. Bob is an only child, as am I. While we did not see each other often, we spoke from time to time and I always enjoyed hearing about his music and I knew how much he loved his family. He was proud of all their accomplishments. I was so sorry to hear of his passing; wondered why we hadn't spoken in several months. My heart goes out to you Ellen and the kids. I know your family loved him very much and it gave me great comfort seeing how much he was loved. He will be missed by all he touched. with love, Rosanne
Carl Martell Wild II left a message on March 30, 2015:
Bob was a respected fellow professional and an esteemed friend. As noted by all, his love of life - especially food and wine - was infectious. His professional focus and absolute trustworthiness were always inspiring.
James and Heather Hart left a message on March 30, 2015:
May your soul soar to new adventures as you continue your life journey. You are free to go where you always dreamed. Your life will never be forgotten.
Louisa Mason left a message on March 30, 2015:
When a person joined bowling, he would give them a bottle of wine paired to the person's personality. It was fun to hear his comments about the person through the wine he chose for them. He revived bowling at the Douglaston Club as the chairperson.
Alfred Griffin left a message on March 30, 2015:
Bob was one of a kind. A true renaissance man. Brilliant financier, creative musician, expert stereophile, and connoisseur of fine wines. Above all, Bob loved people and was a friend to all. Much to be learned from Bob about how to live life. He will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family. Sincerely, Alfred
Patrick Burns left a message on March 30, 2015:
Bob was the Definition of the term " Renaissance Man " in that as obviously intelligent and talented as he was he was also one of the most kind and caring souls I have ever met. His passion for Life and all it's Beauty could only be eclipsed by his incredible Love for his Wife and his Children. This was obvious at every Family get together. He will be missed dearly. God bless you Ellen, Jordan and Caitlin. And may he keep you all in the palms of his Hands....... My Deepest sympathies, Love Uncle Pat.
Hilary Nickerson left a message on March 30, 2015:
My heart and prayers go out to Rob's family and friends. He was a good person and I enjoyed working with him at Citibank as part of CFAD.
Joe and Marge Fricault left a message on March 29, 2015:
We will always cherish the memories of the visits we shared over the years. May God Bless all of you. Love you forever. Joey
Annette and carmine Aloisio left a message on March 29, 2015:
We are so shocked and saddened to hear about bob,s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Ellen Jordan Caetlin Jeanette and all his family. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He shall be missed Annette and carmine
Mike and Jill Kotlarchyk left a message on March 29, 2015:
We will never forget Bob and we will sorely miss him. He challenged the boundaries of life and was steadfast in his friendships. His enthusiasm for just about everything worth living for was, friends, food, wine, sports, you name it. He was a Tour de Force to be around, and a devoted and special long time friend that made all our lives richer. Bob was one of a kind.
Al Natoli left a message on March 28, 2015:
Bob loved to water ski. That is where I met him -- early one Saturday morning about six years ago on the west side of Peconic Bay. He was dedicated to the sport; just as, I later learned, he was to the other things he loved -- his family, his music, his wine, and his hi-fidelity equipment. Just this past October, Bob was out on the water with me trying to get in his last ride for the season. The weather did not cooperate, it was a bit cold, and just a tad too rough. But he was there ready to go, as he was on most every weekend morning from late Spring through early Fall. It was fun to be with him, even when we did not get to ski. I have missed him since that October day, and I miss him more now. Al Natoli
Doyle B. Shaffer Funeral Home left a message:
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