Robert (Bob) I. Kasindorf, resident of Glen Cove for over 60 years, died peacefully on Aug. 22 in the in the arms of his family. He was 85 years old.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1927, in The Bronx, NY, son of the late Albert Kasindorf and Mary Robinson Kasindorf and brother of Lawrence Kasindorf. After returning from WWII, serving in the Army Air Force, he met and married his wife of 42 years, the late Roslyn Bottenstein. As a young man sailing out of City Island, he sighted Glen Cove from the water and at that moment decided that Glen Cove was the place he wanted to raise his family.
His presence will be missed by his daughters, Denise Brooks (Christopher) and Amy Mantaring (Albert); sons, Jonathan and Paul (Linda); brother, Larry and five loving grandchildren, Tristan (fiancée Lora), Caitlin and Graham Brooks, Tyler Mantaring and Laurel Kasindorf.
As a design visionary in the 1950s he designed and presented two perceptive master plans for the development of the Glen Cove downtown and Garvies Point. A man ahead of his time, from the 1990s to the present, he fervently advocated his concept for Glen Cove to become a center for technological innovation (Tech Incubator). He was a sailor; his schooner, Myth, with a big red ball on the sail, led him to many racing trophies. He was an accomplished architect, artist, interior planner, avid skier, inventor, philosopher, writer, humanist, optimist and enthusiastic atheist.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to his many dear friends for the wonderful, compassionate support they gave to him throughout his life.