Robert "Bob" VendrascoFebruary 24, 1940 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 77)
Robert “Bob” Vendrasco, age 77, of Edgewater, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Florida Hospital New Smyrna.
Born in Vineland, New Jersey to Isaac and Helen (DeLuisi) Vendrasco, Bob moved to this area in 1985. He started his career in Vineland as a barber in 1957 and eventually opened up his own barber shop. Bob also worked for the State of New Jersey at the Vineland Developmental Center. Upon moving to Florida he worked for the city of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission. Mr. Vendrasco also served in the United States Army National Guard and was honorably discharged. Bob enjoyed caring for his lawn, cars and “tinkering” around the house. He also enjoyed the challenge of fixing anything that was broken, thereby affectionately earning the name “Mr. Fix-It”. Neighbors called him “UB” for Uncle Bob as he was every dog’s best friend in the neighborhood; even having one dog named after him. Bob was a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; son, Robert (Bobby) Vendrasco and two grandsons, Adam and Alex Vendrasco of Hollywood, MD; sister-in-law, Loretta Wyman; niece, Christine (Robert) Hester; nephew, Thomas (Melissa) Wyman all of New Smyrna Beach; and nephew Gus Efelis of Pennsville, NJ. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Isaac (Junior) Vendrasco.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, with the Redemptorist Fathers officiating. Committal service and interment will take place following the service at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater. Family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Florida, Attn: Volusia County Donations, 851 Outer Road, Orlando, FL 32814.