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Official Obituary of

Robert Deno Castagnoli

October 6, 1942 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Robert Castagnoli Obituary

Robert Deno Castagnoli, known affectionately as Bob to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024, in Orange, California. Born on October 6, 1942, in Ft Dodge, Iowa, Bob was a man whose generosity and spirited nature touched the lives of many.

Bob spent his formative years in Garden Grove, California, where he attended local schools and graduated from Garden Grove High School. His dedication to service was evident early on as he enlisted in the United States Air Force following graduation, serving his country with honor. After his military tenure, Bob continued his education at Cal State Long Beach, a testament to his belief in the value of lifelong learning.

Upon completing his studies, Bob embarked on a remarkable career with the Department of Defense as a Project Planner and Estimator at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach. His commitment to his work spanned over five decades, and he took great pride in his role, loving every moment of his 53 years of service.

Bob was a man of many interests. His passion for vintage cars was more than just a hobby; it was a bonding experience with his son, Robert Hugo. Together, they rebuilt a 1969 Pontiac GTO, an endeavor that brought great joy and pride to both father and son. Bob's love for adventure and social gatherings was evident in his enjoyment of cruises, senior dances, and social meetups. He had a zest for life that was infectious and made him a beloved figure in his community.

Family was the cornerstone of Bob's life. He is survived by his son, Robert Hugo Castagnoli, and his wife, Laura. Bob's legacy continues through his five grandchildren, Max, Harrison, Alison, Henry, and Andrew, who brought immeasurable joy to his life. He was especially proud of his grandson Max, whose hockey games he never missed, cheering from the stands with the vigor of a man whose heart remained forever young. Bob was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnn Williamson, but his loving spirit continues to inspire those he left behind.

A perfect day for Bob would be spent surrounded by his family, hosting a barbecue in the sunshine, where laughter and love were always on the menu. He was the embodiment of a loving, generous, and spirited soul who cherished the simple pleasures of life and the company of his loved ones.

Bob's absence leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him, but his memory will be celebrated and carried forward with the same love and enthusiasm that he shared with the world. His was a life well-lived, full of moments that will be treasured by his family and friends forever.

In the wake of his passing, Bob's family takes solace in the countless memories and the indelible impact he had on everyone he met. His spirit, characterized by his generous nature and loving heart, will continue to guide and inspire his family and all who were fortunate enough to know him.

As we bid farewell to Robert Deno Castagnoli, we reflect on a life that exemplified the best of us: dedication to family, service to country, and an unwavering commitment to bringing joy to others. Bob will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the stories, the laughter, and the love he leaves behind.

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Graveside Service with Military Honors
April 19, 2024

12:00 PM
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 Santiago Canyon Rd.,
Orange, CA 92869


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