In loving memory of Robert "Bob" Vincent Rinaldi 1933 - 2018
On August 4th, 2018, Bob, age 84, passed away in the comfort and
company of family by his side. Bob was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer
earlier this year and fought a courageous battle to the end.
Bob was born on September 24th, 1933 in Washington D.C. His family
later moved to Baltimore, Maryland and then to St. Petersburg,
Florida. Bob is survived by his sister Janet Ferrell and three sons;
Robert C. Rinaldi, Ronald V. Rinaldi and Russel E. Rinaldi. He is also
survived by three daughters-in-law; Shelly Rinaldi, Denise Rinaldi and
Bob has eight surviving grandchildren; Tiffany, Jennifer, Cory,
Samantha, Hunter, Sabrina, Dakota and Montana, He also has two
surviving great grandchildren; Jayden and Adalynn.
Bob's passing was preceded by his wife, Diane Irene Rinaldi and
daughter, Sharon Janet Rinaldi.
Bob was a Navy Veteran and served in Korea and Japan from 1951 until
honorably discharged after a four-year term in 1955.
Bob then became a firefighter for Kennedy Space Center for 30 years.
During that time, he co-founded Rinaldi's Heating and Air Conditioning
with his wife Diane in 1969. Bob and Diane retired from Rinaldi's Air
Conditioning in 1995 and left oldest son Robert "Bobby" Rinaldi in
Bob was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, diving and
anything related to the outdoors.
During his long life of 84 years, Bob had many accomplishments
including obtaining an Air Conditioning Contractor License, a Captains
License and a PADI Diver’s License. Bob enjoyed teaching hunter safety
courses and served on several Boards fulfilling many positions
throughout his life.
Bob and Diane settled in Homosassa on the West coast of Florida to
finish out their remaining years fishing and scalloping.
Dad, "Grandpa", Captain Bob will be remembered by many family members,
friends, employees, suppliers, co-workers, customers and neighbors.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 18th, 2018 at Bobby's
home in Chuluota, Florida.