Robert J. Resto

Date of Death: February 20, 2015
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 2/24, 7:00 pm
Our Lady of the Assumption R.C. Church
1 Molloy Street
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-5211 | Map
Wednesday 2/25, 9:45 am
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
1050 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-798-2500 | Map
Wednesday 2/25

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Bruce Postman left a message on January 6, 2016:
Bobby died almost 11 months ago; I learned of his passing just now. I met Bobby in the Spring of 1973 when I was a student at the NYU film school and I was casting the lead for my student film. The part was a tough, 15 year old street kid and all the trained actors I met were way too soft. I met Bobby at a Police Athletic League basketball practice at St. Patricks on Mulberry Street. Although we were from different worlds, we hit it off immediately. He brought on two friends, Joey Cruz and Brian Zonin to act along with him. Before filming I had to teach these three kids how to act. We rehearsed four hours a day, five days a week for four weeks before filming. It was during these rehearsals that Bobby and I bonded. I remember he introduced me as his older brother to a girl he was interested in. I was touched. Bobby and I couldn't have looked less like brothers but we had become so close that we thought of each other as brothers. I ran out of money in the middle of the production and we had to take a seven month break in filming, but Bobby (and Joey and Brian) were there for me when I raised the money to finish filming. He was as loyal a friend as I have ever had. Bobby's standout performance made the film work."Swag" would go on to win the Student Academy Award for Best Dramatic Film in 1975 and a slew of other awards. I'll never forget when "Swag" played at the NYU Film Festival before a large audience. Bobby, his friends and family filled the first two rows of the theater and reveled in his well desrved moment. We lost touch but reconnected in 2008. It was like not a moment had passed. I'll miss Bobby very much. He was a great guy.
Russell Harrison left a message on February 23, 2015:
Bobby, it seems like it was just yesterday that we were playing softball for the Kamikazes back in Brooklyn. Rest in peace Brother and I look forward to seeing you on the other side.
Russell Harrison left a message on February 23, 2015:
My Deepest Sympathies
Christina Castellano-Gencarelli left a message on February 23, 2015:
Those we love don't go away,They walk beside us every day,Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still loved, still missed and very dear
Mark Black left a message on February 23, 2015:
Although it's been many years since I have seen Bobby he has always remained in my thoughts. One of the most down to earth persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. RIP Bobby..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Susan Rotondi left a message on February 23, 2015:
We worked together when we were kids @ S&P. Always happy and funny. We had great times. Rest in peace to a beautiful person. xxoo
Gloria Boutureria left a message on February 23, 2015:
Thank you for being part of my childhood memories. You will be missed Bobby. May you rest in peace.
Ilah Acevedo-Joe left a message on February 22, 2015:
So very sad to hear of your passing Bobby. Although many years have gone by since working together at Blue List, memories of you still bring a smile. May your smile and unmistakable whistle live on in everyone's heart. Rest in peace Bobby... my deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones...
Tracey Dennigan left a message on February 21, 2015:
Wow, so many, many great memories with you buddy, at work, playing softball, just hanging out. Rest in easy peace, Bobby, you were a stand-up guy and a good friend. I will always remember you. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. Love ya.
Carmelina Vesce left a message on February 21, 2015:
Bobby, too many years had past and just as we were all were going to make plans to get together God had other plans for you...May you RIP and watch over those who love you and are left here with wonderful memories of you...I, for one will never forget you, my friend....
Janice Minto left a message on February 21, 2015:
R.I.P. Bobby. I have some good memories of working with you in the Blue List. My condolences and prayers go out to your family.
Robin Trombino left a message on February 21, 2015:
Rest in peace Bobby! I have childhood memories of you that I will always remember. My condolences to the family & to his children.
Rob Conte left a message on February 21, 2015:
May you Rest in Peace Bobby... My prayers are with you and your family
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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