RIZZARDI, Robert Allen
Bob, affectionatley known as ‘Ty,’ was born April 19,1945 in Martins Ferry, OH to Savino and Helen (Paytash) Rizzardi of Lafferty,OH.
Bob was raised in Lafferty, and graduated from Union Local High School in 1963, and from Ohio State University in 1968.
He was united in marriage to Leslee Kelly on February 27, 1971 in California.
As a boy growing up in Ohio he caddied at Belmont CC in St. Clairsville, OH. In his youth and adulthood he enjoyed playing golf and tennis.
He retired after many years of service from the U.S. Postal Service. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing buddys, and a part time job driving a 1947 Packard Convertible taking tourists through the beautiful Napa wine country with stops at its’ many local vineyards and winerys, educating and entertaining his customers.
Bob leaves to cherish his wife of over 43yrs, Leslee; his son, Jonathon (Mona) Rizzardi of Oakland, CA; brother, John Cindy) Rizzardi of Fremont, OH; and sister, Marge Hawthorne of St. Clairsville, OH.
Also, his mother-in-law, Evelyn Kelly of Canal Winchester, OH;, along with several neices and nephews in Ohio.
A Memorial Service was graciously hosted by his dear friends/employer, Tom and Susan Jinks at their family owned ‘Robinson Family Vineyard & Winery’ in Silverado, CA.
Bob will be missed by many, and remembered by all who knew him for his kindness and sense of humor.