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Celebrating the life of

Robert Angelo Contino

July 13, 1931 - February 15, 2022

Robert Angelo Contino

Robert Angelo Contino of The Landings, Savannah, 90, passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2022 from congestive heart failure.

Bob was born in Chicago, the son of Angelo and Carmela Contino.  He served in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant during the Korean War, and graduated from UCLA with a business degree. He began his career working for IBM as a salesman in the Office Products Division.  When a VP there after 22 years, he was recruited by Exxon to be President of Exxon Office Systems in Stamford, CT.  He went on to become President of Gould Industrial Automation in Andover, MA.  He retired as VP of Field Operations for the Simplex Company, now part of Tyco, in Gardner, MA. 

What we will always remember is the way Bob laughed and made others laugh, the stories he told, the guidance he gave, his love and commitment to family and friends, and the fabulous husband, father, and grandfather he was.  Always a perfect gentleman, he was a true Renaissance man, a lover of the arts, particularly opera and symphony, was an excellent skier, and loved the games of tennis and golf. He was an accomplished gardener as well.  He was blessed with a sunny disposition, always seeing the bright side of life.  He loved good food and was an excellent Italian cook, having traveled to Italy many times, and going to cooking school there twice.

Bob leaves behind his devoted wife, Betsy; his children, Andrea (Jessie) Rayford and Will Contino; step-daughters, Sue Milby (Jon Cimperman) and Lucy Fiore (John); six granddaughters, Marta, Emily, Kate, Christine, Annie and Emmie; grandson, Alex; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Bob’s favorite charity, The Landings Military Relief Fund.  Checks can be made out to SCF LMFRF and mailed to Savannah Community Foundation, 2225 Norwood Avenue, Suite B, Savannah, GA 31406.  We are also very grateful to Hospice Savannah,



Betsy, we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We will always remember him as a gentleman and always having a smile on his face. We will all miss seeing him around here at the Landings. May God’s peace and our prayers be with you and your family.

- Dominic & Gloria Molella, Savannah, Georgia

Betsy: Our deepest condolenses to you and your family. Such a great guy, class act, and a great friend !! So sorry. Matt and Terry

- Matt and Terry Murphy, Savannah, GA

We have many wonderful memories of traveling with Bob and Betsy. Bob loved traveling and added hours of laughter and culture to our trips. We will miss him. He was a very special friend.

- Mary and Craig Hull, Jacksonville , Florida

Betsy - Bob really did leave a full and active life, with you at his side. We will miss him. Mike/Liz

- michael David mcadams, SAVANNAH, GA

Uncle Bob was always an inspiration, roll model, all around nice guy.

- Carl L Haycock, TAPPAN, New York

Thinking of you at this time,Betsy. Bob was a man who wore many hats…well!

- Liz McAdams, Savannah, Ga

Thinking of you at this time,Betsy. Bob was a man who wore many hats…well!

- Liz McAdams, Savannah, Ga

Betsy, Bob’s obituary certainly captures the man we knew and enjoyed so much….from our days together in Concord, to your yearly visits to Naples, when we always looked forward to sharing our culture with you. Special times with two very special people. We send all of our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sue and Fred

- Fred and Sue Luconi, Naples,, FL

Betsy, So sorry to learn that Bob has passed on. He was such a joy to be around and always the perfect gentleman. My heartfelt prayers are with you.

- Cook, Savannah,Ga, GA

So sorry for your loss.

- Ray and Sandy, Savannah , GA

A candle has been lit!

We will always miss Bob and are so sorry for his loss to Betsy, to his children and grandchildren, and to all of his many friends... He was compassionate, thoughtful, sympathetic to the losses of others as well as equally delighted with the positives in the lives of others... We are grateful to have been his friend, and we will always miss his presence in our lives... With love, Barbara and Jack

- Barbara and Jack Morgan, Naples, FL

Smart, funny, kind, CURIOUS, always game, did I mention CURIOUS, appreciatuve of music and movies and the magic of life - that's Bob. Love you always, miss you already. Arms around you, Betsy!

- Jane Ogle, Savannah, GA

Dearest Betsy, My deepest condolences to you and all the family for this loss of my Uncle, Robert A. Contino. Uncle Bobby was always very kind and fair with me and our family and was always especially loyal and thoughtful with my Dad, his older brother, Jim Contino Sr. I know that he was also loyal to his sister Irene, her children and most of all to his parents, Carmela and Angelo Contino. I believe that it was Uncle Bobby that moved his parents, my grandparents, from Chicago, first to Phoenix, and then on to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. I have always known Uncle Bob to be warm, kind, funny, interesting, intelligent and super sharp looking! Peace to the families, and May the Peace of God be with you Betsy, and my cousins Andrea and Will, and their families… Rest In Peace, Robert Contino, your work is completed…Well Done

- James Vincent Contino Jr., Oceanside, CA 92056

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel