Robert Spallina

Robert A. Spallina

1932 - 2002

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Obituary of Robert A. Spallina

Robert A. Spallina Sr., 70, of Red Hook, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Well known throughout the area as a musician and teacher he taught music for the Red Hook Central Schools for 30 years before retiring, but still continued to teach music privately. Throughout his long career he formed the Bob Spallina Trio, providing musical entertainment at various functions and events. His band played regularly at the Stage Stop Restaurant in Bangal, as well as the Red Hook Inn and the Interlaken Inn. In addition to his passion for music, he loved to restore antique furniture. Born in Bronx, NY on May 6, 1932, he was the son of Anthony M. and Amelia Antolock Spallina. He earned both his BS and his MS degrees from SUNY Pottsdam. Mr. Spallina is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Alison & Michael Schultz, and Karianne & Randy Bard, all of Red Hook, a son and daughter-in-law, William & Ginger Spallina of Hampton, VA, and two grandchildren, Kaela Schram and Travis Bard. Numerous cousins also survive him. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Dec 17th, at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. The Reverend Fred C. Cartier will officiate. Cremation will be at the Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to Music Department at Red Hook Central School, 7401 S. Broadway, Red Hook 12571 ATT: Laurie McCarthy. Arrangements are by Kenneth G. Giek, Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. Please sign the online guest book at www.Burnett-White.com. Directions are also available. Read Robert Spallina, Sr.'s Obituary and Guestbook on burnettwhitefuneralhomes.com.
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Tuesday
17
December

Visitation

2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 S.Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States

Funeral Home

Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 S.Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
Tuesday
17
December

Service

8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 S.Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States