Obituary of Bob Staib
Robert C. "Bob" Staib, passed away on January 3, 2023 at his home in Jefferson, NY
After a mercifully short bout of cancer Bob left this earth with a Rolling Stones song playing in the background with his cigarettes and beer nearby.
Bob’s wife Shannon, daughter Cara (Dillon Mcdonald), son Connor (Olivia Villamagna) will greatly miss his gentle spirit , wit and endless Peanut Gallery comments.
Bob moved to Jefferson in 1988 from Levittown, Long Island and began the painstaking task of remodeling their family home. After putting his hand to carpentry, plumbing and drywall the “I’ll just wing it” method that was Bob’s style proved well. Their comfortable home has been enjoyed along with epic decks, outdoor bar and screen house.
He worked at Village, then Vasta’s Pizza in Stamford for many years, and also worked for other restaurants in the area. When Shannon got her field tech position at Verizon Bob ‘retired’ to stay at home to raise the kids. The Staib home became the afterschool place for many of the childrens classmates to enjoy Bob’s pizza bagels and play video games; there was always a pile a shoes in the front porch.
Bob will be missed by his wife’s family: Heather, Kelly and Denis Mahaffy; his stepfather: Louis Desimone; and his brothers: Russel, Ricky ,Ronald and Raymond; as well as special friends: MA Ricca, Al Cozine and “daughter” Lindsay Gavette, Pat and Jim Dietz and a slew of friends and family from Long Island.
The family will be receiving visitors at MacArthur Funeral Home 15 Buntine Drive, Stamford on Saturday January 14 from 2-6 pm. At a later date we will be sending Bob off in style when we can have the party that he requested, and we all deserve!!
The Staib family would like to thank Helios Care for their compassionate service and the staff at Fox Care for their help during our difficult time.
“Faith has been broken, Tears have been cried. Let’s do some living, after we die” The Rolling Stones.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Staib family.