Robert Paul Savastano

December 5, 1948 – February 15, 2021  age 72

Robert (Bob) Savastano passed away peacefully on February 15th at the age of 72. He left too soon, but had lived an amazingly full life dedicated to his soulmate and wife, Jeanette. After casually meeting Bob, Jeanette, then a teenager, told her mother and sisters, “I’m going to marry him.” Five years later, she did. And over the next 45 years, Bob & Jeanette remained inseparable. Bob spent years as an Interior Designer in New York City. His eye for design, detail – and a good scotch – were unmatched. His quick wit and booming laugh were contagious, filling every room he entered. Bob was adored by family and friends alike and left an indelible mark on all those he loved. We are all so much better for it. Bob Savastano will be deeply missed and warmly remembered by all.

Visitation- Thursday February 25, 2021

2pm – 4pm

7pm – 9pm

Friday-February 26

10am  – Noon

Entombment- Saturday February 27, 2021

11 am

Albany Rural Cemetery

Bob Savastano was larger than life. As a friend, talented architect and husband he was passionate, kind, energetic and sweet. We met more than 50 years ago while he was rebuilding an engine on a GTO that he had bought. We watched him and a mechanic work for hours and weeks to get that auto back on the street .He always dove into things like that with terrific passion. Through the years as his career was taking off he drove only the best cars including a Corvette , a 280Z and Mercedes Benz, even including a motorcycle. He drove every day into Manhattan with Janette by his side. Through the years we drifted apart from time to time but always maintained contact with never a bad word between us. He loved to laugh and have fun. 51 years ago our group of six,(the dirty half dozen), went on vacation to Miami Beach for a wild week of fun that included parties, vodka, sunburn, visits to the race track, jai alai and the Playboy club.

In later years, as we calmed down a bit, with visits to Disney World and futile attempts to become good golfers. When he first became ill, he was determined to get better and fought bravely through chemotherapy and eventual surgery. This left him weak and susceptible to breathing issues that forced him back into the hospital where he succumbed to the dreaded Covid that would take him away from us. Rest in peace good buddy. We love you!

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