Robert Denniston

robert denniston

April 11, 1942 ~ December 9, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Denniston, Age 75, of Fort Lee, announced his passing on Saturday December 9, 2017. He was a devoted father to Jason Denniston and his wife Andrea Viglasi, Gareth Denniston and his wife Sandi, and Kara Denniston and her husband Waldene Nogueira, loving brother to George Denniston, and cherished grandfather to Talon Denniston and the late Lilliana Denniston. He is proceeded in death by his parents George Denniston and Lillian (Kobliha) Denniston. Robert (aka Bob) started his life in Fowler’s Mill, Ohio. He lived a simple life then. As a child, he went to a one-room elementary school, was an active 4H member, and worked in the family granary. Bob continued his education as an undergraduate and graduate of Kent State University with a major in Geography. He went on to get his doctorate from Teachers College Columbia, NYC. Bob was a teacher for over 30 years at Pomona Jr. High School in Spring Valley, New York. After retirement, he continued to teach as a substitute teacher for Fort Lee High School in NJ. Bob loved teaching, the arts, and had a passion for Broadway & Opera. The family will receive their friends on Saturday, 12:30PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street (opposite the Fort Lee Library). The celebration of Bob’s life will begin at 1PM on Saturday. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100. Memorial donations in memory of Bob can be made to Lilliana's Helping Hands, 118 Elk LN Saylorsburg, PA 18353.


Memorial Service: December 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Frank A. Patti Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Memorial Visitation: December 16, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Frank A. Patti Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I’m so sad and shocked by Bob’s passing. He’s been a friend since we met at FLHS and we shared many happy memories together. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to all who knew and loved him. May he R.I.P.

  2. Bob will forever be remembered as a very special part of our Fort Lee High School family. May you find comfort in knowing how many lives he touched with his kindness and generosity of spirit.

    Nicole Boote,
    English Teacher
    Fort Lee High School

  3. Bob was a wondeful friend, fabulous host of many amazing Holiday Celebrations & a trusted travelling partner. Words can't express how he will be missed. I loved him.

  4. Tony and I will always remember Bob’s friendship and his kind heart. His love for his family was amazing. We know this has been a difficult two months for all. Please rely on the word peace and the people who love you, and Bob.

  5. I was thinking of you just yesterday and all the amazing work you did for the students in Fort Lee. You'll forever be held in high esteem and here's wishing you a peaceful eternal rest!

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