Robert “Bob” E. Scelzo, Sr., 80, of Coatesville, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was the husband of the late Marilyn J. Scelzo, with whom he enjoyed thirty-four years of marriage.
Born in Hackensack, NJ on July 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph Scelzo, Sr. and Alice Tagliabue Scelzo. He was a graduate of Hackensack High School and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University. Throughout his professional life, Bobwas employed as a police officer in West Paterson, NJ, a retail store manager in New Jersey, and most recently enjoyed his time working in the deli and café at Wegmans in Downingtown, PA.
In his spare time, Bob enjoyed cooking Italian food and will be remembered for the salami and egg stuffing that he served at every Thanksgiving, as well as his generous portions. He enjoyed long drives and knew how to get just about everywhere. It seemed he always had a brand-new car, because he loved to haggle and never paid full price – he had a certain charm about him. At work, Bob was known for his thorough work ethic and diligence, but was, above all else, a people person. He could carry on a conversation with anyone he came across, especially those who would happily wait just a bit longer so he could serve them at the Wegmans deli counter. Even during his final months, he was able to forge lasting relationships with his new friends at the Sunrise Senior Living Community, who will miss him very much.
Bob is survived by his sons Brian (Elana) Scelzo, Robert Scelzo,Jr., Bernard Scelzo, daughter Tamara Scelzo, brother Joseph (Margaret) Scelzo, Jr., granddaughter Aubrey Mae Scelzo, and many extended family and friends.
Bob’s funeral service will be celebrated at 10:30am, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home (COATESVILLE), 1060 W. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320. Family and friends will be received from 9:00am-10:15am. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, PA.
Donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, in Bob’s memory.