Robert Zamboni

Obituary of Robert J. Zamboni

Robert John “Bob” Zamboni, 79, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on July 12, 2021. He was born on June 12, 1942 in Danville, to the late Richard and Alice (Moratelli) Zamboni. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School. Thereafter, he graduated from Penn State University in 1964 and he received his MBA from Shippensburg University in 1980. He had an accounting career with AMP, Incorporated for 34 years before his retirement in 1998. Bob married Mary Joan Kleman at St. Joseph’s Church in Locust Gap on May 31,1969 before settling in Harrisburg. Bob was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg for 49 years. He was an active referee of PIAA basketball for 35 years and PIAA volleyball for 10 years. Bob enjoyed a long, full life. He was a devoted husband, father and proud grandfather, an avid reader and a gifted athlete. He loved watching Penn State and Mount Carmel sports. He was also a fan of the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics and Baltimore Ravens. Bob loved to golf, play tennis and coach his daughter’s softball teams when they were young. For several years, Bob and Mary Jo would relocate to Orlando, Florida for the winter to enjoy retirement and host family and friends for long visits. Many happy memories were made. Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Joan Zamboni; his two daughters, Kara (Zamboni) Jeffries and her husband, Brett of Littleton, MA and Leah (Zamboni) Barker and her husband Daniel of Charlotte, NC; five adoring grandchildren, Reid, Blake and Tate Jeffries and Tess and Jude Barker; a brother William Zamboni and his wife Dianne of Danville and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Thomas Zamboni. Bob’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Joshua Shipley and staff at Andrews Patel Medical group for the wonderful care Bob received over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Assistance Fund (TAF). Please visit www.tafcares.org for donation details and to learn more about this wonderful organization. If you prefer to mail your donation, please do so at: The Assistance Fund 4700 Millenia Blvd., Suite 410 Orlando, Florida 32839. A private funeral will be held in the coming weeks. Bob will be forever missed by his family, friends and all that knew him.
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