Robert C. "Bob" Szabo

  • Born: December 23, 1946
  • Died: August 1, 2011
  • Location: Hyde Park, New York

Sweet's Funeral Home Inc

4365 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Tel. (845) 229-2624

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hyde Park - Robert C. "Bob" Szabo, 64, a lifelong area resident, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Poughkeepsie on December 23, 1946, he was the son of Charles and Gloria (LaRegina) Szabo.
Bob served in the US Navy Seabee's from 1966 to 1969. After returning, he went to work at Central Hudson, where he worked as a Lineman /Line Supervisor for 30 years. He also worked as an electrician for JLS Electric, Dover Plains for 10 years.
On March 29, 1969 in St. Stanislaus Kosta Church in Pleasant Valley, he married Donna Gover. Mrs. Szabo survives at home.
Bob was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Poughkeepsie. He taught CCD for teens St. Stanislaus Kosta Church, Pleasant Valley, and, with his wife, was on the Pre Cana team for the Archdiocese of NY for 25 years.
He was a Past Commissioner of the West Clinton Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother; his two children; Keely Ann of Rhinebeck, and Brendan K. and his wife, Kristen, of Staatsburg; 6 Grandchildren: Adam, Zachary, William, Alexandria, Sarah Anne, and Hunter; and sister Gloria Jean Ottavio, and her husband, Peter, of Ballston Lake, NY.
He was predeceased by his father and his cousin and traveling companion, Bernard Piotti. Bernard's wife, Barbara, survives and Bob affectionately referred to her as "The Good Wife".
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mill Street, Poughkeepsie.
Burial with military honors will follow in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the your loss. Have many fond memories of Bobby that still make me giggle. God Bless you and your family. Barbara & Sal

Posted by Barbara Tagliamonte - Verbank, NY - Friend   August 05, 2011

Donna and family, It is with great sadness that I find myself writing to you. I am so sorry to hear about Bob passing. I found myself remembering back to the day I met him and could tell that the two of you were going to be forever. I remember the day you go married and although we have not been in touch I can still see the smile that was always there it was a smile that made all of us smile. You and your family have the memories and they will help you through the days ahead. Your faith will also help you. Sending you love and hugs..again we are so sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Georgie and John Champagne

Posted by Georgianna Champagne - New Port Richey, FL - friend   August 04, 2011

Brendon sorry to hear about your Dad, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Posted by Jerry Mora - lagrangeville, NY - Friend   August 03, 2011

Dear Keely and Family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness and loss. I choose to celebrate your dad's life and the wonderful legacy he leaves. May memories of your lives together bring you comfort and cause peace to come to your hearts.

Posted by Nancy Morano - WF, NY - Friend   August 03, 2011

Donna sorry for your loss please accept my condolences. The lord will take care of him now.

Posted by Tony Vasta - Elizaville, NY - we worked together at chg&e   August 03, 2011

I was very saddened to hear about Bob's passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences to you,your family. You will be in my prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Kimberly Barton - New York, NY - Relative   August 03, 2011


Donna and Family,I'm so sorry for your loss.Bobby was a very nice man.God bless you and your family.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Lisa Kent - 2nd Cousin   August 03, 2011

Donna and family, So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great guy and family man. We will miss his ever present smile. Love you all.

Posted by April & BUd Hubbard - Pleasant Valley, NY - friend   August 02, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From all of us at Enfield Square.

Posted by Enfield Square - Enfield, CT - Business   August 02, 2011

donna and family, so sorry to of your loss.we fondly remember you and bob going to dinner dances at the firehouse and the legion in rhinebeck with us and some other couples from central hudson. jery always enjoyed working with bob. he will be missed.
jerry and barbara mcwilliams

Posted by jerry mcwilliams` - rhinebeck, NY - friend   August 02, 2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Posted by erin heady curtis - poughkeepsie, NY   August 02, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Olga Mirabilio

Posted by Olga Mirabilio - wappingers falls, NY - retired co-worker   August 02, 2011

A true friend across the years...double dates, home projects, parties, good times and more. He made the world a better place. God bless Bob and his jamily.

Posted by Jack Keller - Missouri City, TX - Friend   August 02, 2011

Donna,Keely,Brendan:We our so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing.I was greatful and happy to have seen him on my recent visit.Bobby was a loving, caring,loyal,giving,and true friend.He greeted me as he did on the first day we met when we were kids. Big smile and extended hand.I am greatful to have had him as a friend and member of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Love Ed,Maria,Patrick,Katie

Posted by Ed,Maria,Patrick,Katie Gallagher - So.Euclid, OH - Cousin and friend   August 02, 2011


From Corinne and family. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Posted by Corinne Ringwood    August 02, 2011


My best memory of Bob was the first day I ever worked with him. I came home covered in concrete dust because he thought it was funny not to tell me a key aspect of the job we were doing. Bob was like a father, brother, wife, and husband all rolled into one. (The wife and husband was a joke because there was a time when I saw him more than his wife did) But above all that this man was the best friend anyone could ever hope to have. I will miss you buddy. To my extended family I love you all and my deepest sympathy's for the loss of such a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ryan McChesney - Very good friend almost family   August 02, 2011