Robert Gene DiGiallonardo (Bob) of Broomfield, CO passed away on June 5th, 2019. Born in Longmont, CO on November 24, 1937, Robert was the youngest child of Augustine and Margaret DiGiallonardo, with older brother Falco and older sister Angela. Growing up in Frederick, CO, Robert was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Robert shared a 58 year marriage with his beautiful wife, Lillian Jean Berryman whom he married on October 19, 1959. After a chance meeting in the town of Estes Park, CO, it was truly love at first sight for the couple. Robert soon drove to Wisconsin where Lillian had returned to college and the two returned to Colorado to start their new lives together. Robert was a devoted, supportive and loving husband and couldn’t be prouder of his ‘beauty girl’ Jean.
The two graduated from University of Northern Colorado Teachers college; Lillian began teaching music and Robert began teaching math as they made their home in Broomfield.
Robert was curious to learn and understand how and why things worked and how they were put together. He was always challenging himself to find new and better ways to do things with product improvement and invention.
He loved to travel with his wife Jean, was an expert fisherman and marksman and also had a great and varied appreciation of music. Weekend mornings at the DiGiallonardo house were often filled with the sounds of Waylon Jennings or Creedence Clearwater and the whole family following Bob’s lead on the dance floor, singing along and dancing. Bob was a master pizza maker and owned his own pizza place in the mid 1960’s while living in Platteville, Wisconsin.
An adventurous, clever, free-spirited Italian, Robert was also well-grounded and attentive to his family and home that he loved. He is and will be missed, but has lived a full and beautiful life. Well done Bobby Gene.
Robert was proceeded in death by his parents Augustine and Margaret, his brother and sister Falco and Angela, and his beautiful wife Lillian Jean. He is survived by his daughters Sheila Gallager, Cecile DiGiallonardo and Leah DiGiallonardo.
Services for Robert will be held at Broomfield United Methodist Church on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Visitation will be at 10:00 am and service at 11:00 am. Committal at Broomfield County Commons will follow the service with a reception at the church to follow.
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