Robert J. “Bob” Laidlaw, 85, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.
He had been a local resident for 24 years, after moving here from Plainview, Long Island, N.Y. Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran, worked for the L.I.R.R., and retired from the publishing industry. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and an Honorary Life member of Knights of Columbus Council 7672.
Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; sons, Robert and David; daughters, Joanne Flatley and Faith Giambanco; sister, Catherine Anci; his stepchildren, Matt McCaffrey, Stacey Fox, Meredith Scimia and Suzanne Miller; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faith; and daughter, Hope.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May, 6, 2014, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Fla. Interment will be at a later date at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
Arrangements are by All Veterans-All Families Funerals & Cremations, Sarasota, Fla.