Mr. Robert S. Caserta, 68, of Pleasant Avenue, Johnstown, died peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 24, 1943, he was the son of the late Santo and Elizabeth Caserta.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bob in 1965, enlisted in the United States Army, serving proudly for two years until his honorable discharge. For over 20 years he was employed by the City of New York in the Sanitation Department. In the late 1980s he relocated to upstate, New York where he was employed by the United States Postal Service. He worked as a maintenance and grounds keeper at the City of Amsterdam Post Office until his retirement due to ill health.
Bob will be remembered for being a Jack of all trades. He was a self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and tending to his tomato garden. Above all he loved his wife and children and adored his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Claire Smith Caserta; his only daughter, Laura Caserta of Johnstown, N.Y.; his two sons, Robert and Thomas Caserta of Sarasota, Fla.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Anderson and Emilie Vytrisalova; three sisters, Patricia (Joseph) Rich, Joan (Vaughn) Leonard and Stephanie (Bill) Spinelli; a sister-in-law, Marianne Caserta; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Caserta.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams presiding. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, New York. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the service on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob's name to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078. The family is forever grateful for the wonderful care and compassion that was extended to them during this difficult time. Please visit the online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.