Obituary of Robert J McIlhargy
Robert (Bob) McIlhargy peacefully passed away at the age of 83 surrounded by his family on January 7, 2020.
He battled Parkinsons Disease valiantly and during the illness never showed discouragement.
Robert was a Navy Veteran, worked in advertising at Ogilvy and Mather and then had a long and successful career with IBM. After retirement he was employed by the Rockland County Department of Drainage. He enjoyed hobbies such as gardening, photography and traveling. Robert was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi parish which included many years serving as a church usher.
He is predeceased by his parents Mildred Nelson-McIlhargy and Howard John McIlhargy, his first wife, Anita McIlhargy, son Brian McIlhargy and his most current wife, Florence Miraldi-McIlhargy.
He is survived by his sister Carol Hernandez, his son John McIlhargy, (wife Virginia) and his daughter Diane Holland (husband Tom). He is also survived by his step children Barbara Devine and Christopher Miraldi. Robert was a devoted grandfather to Ryan McIlhargy, Sean McIlhargy (wife Gwen), Amanda Mone (husband Matt) as well as Matthew, Tara, Kevin, and Thomas (TJ) Holland and Daniel, Neil, Rose and Eddie Devine.
In lieu of flowers please consider a tribute donation in his name to the Parkinsons Foundation or your local food bank. Family will recieve friends on Wednesday January 20th from 3 - 6pm. Mass of Christian burial Thursday January 21st at 10am. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.