2012-01-21 / Obituaries

Robert D. Bigi

Robert D. Bigi, 87, of Thornville, passed away January 10, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital, in the care and comfort of his wife, Alberta E. “Liz” (Gould) Bigi; son, Robert W.; daughter, Maryann; and granddaughter, Brii, at his side. Additional survivors include his son, Michael, of Newport Beach, CA; daughter, Laura, of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his beloved dogs.

A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and patriot, Robert fought a long and courageous battle with illness with his determination as strong as ever to the end. Robert Dante Bigi did not go gentle into that good night.

Robert was born August 10, 1924, in Bridgeville, PA, the son of Dante Odino Bigi and Jennie Rose (Knez) Bigi. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, seeing action in the Pacific Theater aboard the troop transport USS Zaurak. He relocated with his family from Harrisburg, PA, in 1964, to become an employee of Newark AFB, from which he retired in 1984.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Albert J. Bigi; niece, Lynn Cord; and daughter-in-law, Donna (Prokop) Bigi.

Private family services will be conducted at a later date. Condolences and memorial comments may be offered at http://hoskinsonfuneral.com/

Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for the Bigi family.

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