Robert Molina, 70, of Newburgh, New York died unexpectedly on February 2nd , 2021 from a heart attack. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is deeply saddened.
Robert was born on July 24th, 1950 to Raoul and Emily Molina in New York, New York. Robert graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, New York in 1969 where he was an active member of the color guard drill team. He was an avid swimmer who spent his summers lifeguarding at New York City pools.
After high school, Robert attended Hunter College and graduated in 1973; earning a bachelor’s degree. He spent the next few years engaged in community service and was very active in local politics.
After his time serving the local community, he began working for The United States Postal Service in New York City and then in Newburgh, New York. He retired after more than 30 years of service.
After retiring, Robert dedicated his time and efforts to his family. After his father Raoul’s passing in 2010 he took on the responsibility of caring for his mother Emily and continued being the best of sons and companions until the day he left us. He spent quality time with his two sons, Roberto and Aaron, and, when he came along, absolutely adored his only grandson, Robbie.
Robert was a tremendous sports enthusiast; as a player, in his younger years, and as a fan, later on. Being the true New Yorker he was, he rooted tirelessly for the Yankees (like his father before him); and was never too shy to tell the story about how he was in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium the night Reggie Jackson belted three home runs in a row during the 1977 World Series. He also rooted for the New York Knicks, The New York Giants, and most recently The New York Rangers.
Anyone who knew Robert, knew that he was incredibly generous and kind hearted. He loved his friends and family to no end and would go to the ends of the Earth for them without a second thought. As such, they will miss him more than words could ever express.
Robert is predeceased by his father Raoul. He is survived by his mother, Emily; his sisters, Patricia and Cynthia; his sons, Roberto Antonio and Aaron Justin; and his grandson, (whom he loved dearly), Roberto Jr. He is also survived by a growing, extended family of aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces, grand nieces, and a grand nephew.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert can be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or the Mount Sinai Recanti/Miller Transplantation Institute (NYC). There will be a brief viewing held at 11:00 AM, on February 5th at Lloyd Maxci Funeral Home of New Rochelle; followed by the burial at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. If you cannot attend the service or burial, please consider leaving your consolations below. If you wish to pay your respects virtually, please contact a member of the family for a Zoom link.