A native of Newark, NJ, Bob also resided in Colonia, West Caldwell and Toms River, NJ. He was predeceased by his parents Leonard & Antoinette (Accardi) Surdi, his sisters Marian Riccio & Ann Faccipponte, brothers Benjamin & Vincent, and spouse Virginia (Spano) Surdi.
Robert Peter Surdi, 80, beloved husband, step-father & uncle passed away on July 25, 2018 at his home in Naples, FL
Bob built a career as an automotive mechanic, from working at his father’s Sunoco service station to repairing trucks for Hoffman soda and Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. Following 8 years of military service, he founded his own business, TRANS-AIR TRANSMISSIONS, in Maplewood, NJ.
Bob is remembered for generosity, family values, and funny antics. The experiences he has shared, from aviation and boating to golf and Sicilian cooking, remain close to the hearts of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Jane Hutchison Surdi; his step children Shelley Mason Fox, Zackary Martin and Dylan Hutchison; his granddaughter Ava Claire Mason; and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Please consider donations in Bob’s name to Florida Cancer Specialists. Bob appreciated Dr. Daniel Morris and his team greatly for their personable and expert care. Donation link: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E163958&id=9