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Robert Eugene Baldani
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Obituary for Robert Eugene Baldani

Robert E. Baldani age 85 of the Tellico Village Community Loudon, TN passed away on November 1, 2017.

Bob was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Bob was born at home on September 7, 1932 in Pawtucket, RI. He received his B.A. in chemistry in 1953 from Brown University. He also graduated from the Harvard Program for Management Development in the early 1970’s. He served in both the Navy and Marines from 1953-56. Upon leaving the military he married the love of his life, Phyllis Flanagan in 1956. That year he began a job at Corning Glass Works in Rhode Island. He worked at Corning until he retired in 1991. Bob held many different positions at Corning, including 6 years as plant manager in Harrodsburg, KY, and over two decades at the corporate headquarters in Corning, NY. At the time of his retirement he was Vice President and Operating Director-Technology Group. In 1996, he and Phyllis built a house in Tellico Village, TN, which quickly became their home. Here they embraced the supportive community and made some of their closest friends.

Bob was an avid traveler in retirement with Phyllis and continued to travel after she passed away. He visited all 50 states, all seven continents and over 100 countries. His last trip was in August, 2017. He visited Iceland, where he had been stationed for a while in the military, Greenland, and Sweden, which was the last European country that he had not yet visited.

He found immense joy in spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Summers were a time for family to gather at his home, enjoy the lake and delicious meals. He traveled with all of his grandchildren and organized a family reunion in Italy, in 2013, to celebrate his 80th birthday.

At home, Bob was a gourmet cook and an avid collector of Toby jugs. He also took great joy and companionship in his two cats.

In Corning he was the area Boy Scouts of America Council President and recipient of the Silver Beaver and St. George Awards. In Tellico he was active on the library board and served as president. He also served on the HOA board, volunteered at STAR riding center and the Good Samaritan Center.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Natale and Elvira Baldani, by his beloved wife Phyllis, who passed away in 2001 and his sister Delores.

Survivors include his sister Dorothy Ford, his 5 children, Jeff Baldani (Ulla Grapard) Hamilton NY, Russell Baldani (Julie) Lexington, KY, Cathy Baldani, Lexington KY, Lisa Hansel (Michael) Middletown, RI, and Roslyn Baldani, Lexington KY. He was loved by his grandchildren: Shannon and Ryan Terry; Luke Baldani; Chris Baldani; Casey, Amanda, and Natalie Hansel; and Jessica and Sophia Jones. Bob had two great grandchildren: Jacob Baldani and Noah Terry; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. A private burial will be held in Lexington, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to : The Tellico Village Library or St. Thomas church.

Click Funeral Home & Cremations - Tellico Village Chapel is serving the family of Bob Baldani. www.clickfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Saturday

4

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1580 St. Thomas Way
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772

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Saturday

4

Nov

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1580 St. Thomas Way
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772

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