Obituary of Robert W Hamilla
Robert W. Hamilla, age 61, of Mahwah, NJ died peacefully on September 25, 2019 surrounded by his wife and family. Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY and had been a resident of New City, NY before moving to Mahwah, NJ in 2001. Bob was a proud graduate and long-time supporter of Oswego State College. Prior to Robert’s retirement in 2013, he was a Systems Programmer for IBM in Sterling Forest, NY. Robert was a parishioner at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park, NJ. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed many hobbies, particularly collecting vintage trains, tools and collecting coins. He loved the challenge of collecting the state quarters in the change he would receive. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing but anyone who knew Bob, knew he was a die-hard Rangers fan. The time spent with his nieces and nephews was one of his greatest treasures. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Ann of Mahwah, NJ, his parents, Peter and Joan Hamilla of New City, NY, his brother, Mark Hamilla and his wife, Victoria of Stony Point, NY and his sister, Lorraine Monahan of New City, NY. Bob is also survived by his sister-in-law, June DiGirolamo and her husband, Dominic and his brother-in-law, Fred Longernecker and his wife, Maureen and his loving godmother, Marie Dromerick. Broken hearted over the loss of their Uncle is Bob’s sixteen nieces and nephews; Christopher Hamilla and his wife, Caitlin, Mark Hamilla, Jr. and his wife, Adrienne, Danielle Hamilla and Frank Delibertis, Shannon Monahan, Liam Monahan, Ken Longernecker, Kyle Longernecker, Alex Longernecker, Greg Longernecker, Keri DiGirolamo, Michael DiGirolamo, Steven DiGirolamo and Matthew DiGirolamo and his great nephew, John Hamilla. Bob is also survived by many cousins and countless friends, among them being his “Oswego Family”, many of whom Bob has been friends with for 40 years. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 2 – 5 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:15 am at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, 150 Harriot Avenue, Harrington Park, NJ 07640. A private cremation will be held. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, Inc., 543 Cary Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.