Robert Corazza (67) of Astoria, NY passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
A memorial service in his honor can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/IisLv_hqu98
Bob is predeceased by his brother, Danny Corazza, and his beloved wife of 31 years, Sherry (Nall) Corazza.
He is survived by his three dear sons whom he was infinitely proud of; Jesse Corazza and wife Marianna of Florham Park, NJ, Jason Corazza and wife Ivette of Bogota, Colombia and Justin Corazza and wife Lucilene of North Caldwell, NJ; his loving grandchildren, Lucas and Ariel Corazza, who were the light of his life; his parents Dan and Claire Corazza of Greensboro, NC; his sister, Helen VanSciver of Greensboro, NC and his brother, best friend and business partner Tom Corazza and wife Joanne of Glen Rock, NJ as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were like family.
Those left to cherish his memory also include his many godchildren whom he proudly supported in every way possible, his love was unending;
and also his Fancy Foods family. Bob considered his Fancy Foods employees the heart and soul of the company.
Bob was the President of Fancy Foods, Inc. and a fifty year veteran of the food and protein industry. Together with his brother, Tommy, and his partners Bob Dee and Richard Cappelluzzo, the Fancy Foods business has developed into a multifaceted international purveyor of fine foods.
Bob was an open-hearted man whose generosity had no limits. His family was the center of his life and he cherished every moment together. His door was always open to family and friends alike to share a meal and join in the unforgettable late night backyard jams at the shore.
Bob, also known as Robert John Cook, was a talented singer, frequently performing with his band all around NYC, most recently at the Red Lion in Greenwich Village.
Bob also left behind his great love, Martha Lopez and daughters Yariela and Emile, who brought so much joy into his life. He was so proud to welcome Martha and her daughters into his loving family.
Bob was known for his big hugs that he gave freely, his huge heart and of course his quirkiness. He lived life unapologetically and to the fullest. He was everyone's rock. Strong, dependable and always there for anyone that needed a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen. Bob gave freely his undivided attention and made everyone in his life feel important and cared for.
Bob was a man of few words but an enormous presence. He will be missed by so many; forever in our hearts.