Obituary of Robert L. Zuppe
Robert L. Zuppe passed away on September 30, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 10, 1943 in Manhattan to Marie and Louis Zuppe. His life was filled with love and laughter.
Bob grew up on the westside of Manhattan and later attended Power Memorial Academy where he was an accomplished all city basketball player. He joined the NYPD in 1968 serving in the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx. Soon thereafter, he married the love of his life, Patricia Quinn. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Together they raised their family in Nanuet, NY for the past 47 years.
After retirement from the NYPD, Bob enjoyed many successful years working within the automobile industry and later the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in NYC. He is fondly remembered for his sense of humor and the ability to make the work day fly by. Among his many interests, Bob spent most of his time on the golf course with friends and family.
He was a major presence in the lives of his grandchildren. Papa Zuppe was their biggest fan!!!
Bob was the life of the party and was always lending a helpful hand. His contagious laughter always left a warm feeling in the room.
Bob is predeceased by his mother Marie, father Louis, who was killed in WWII and his stepfather Peter Capic. He is survived by his loving wife, Patty and his two sons: Bobby (Jennifer O’Neill-Zuppe) and Michael (Jennifer Presnal-Zuppe) along with his 6 grandchildren: Nicholas, Charlie, Madeline, Max, Morgan and William.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm & 7 – 9 pm at the Joseph W. Sorce F. H. Inc. 728 West Nyack Rd. West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 358-4433 www.sorcefuneralhome.com
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:30 am in St. Anthony’s Shrine Church.
Interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.