Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00Robert Jeffrey Girillo died June 28, 2011 at Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital after a three month struggle against lymphomatic cancer. He was buried on July 2 at Nassau Knolls Cemetery after a funeral Mass at St Peters Church. He was 51 years old.
Bob is the son of James and Dolores Girillo, the brother of Donna Girillo Neil of Port Washington and James Girillo of Manhasset. Bob is the uncle of Kristin and John Neil and Jessica and Luke Girillo and the cousin of Dawn McCormick of Manhasset and Anthony Conetta of Tulsa. He is the nephew of Donald Girillo of Port Chester and Joyce Girillo Stuart of Huntington.
Bob was raised in Port Washington and graduated from Schreiber High School in 1978, the University of Maine, and LIU where he got his masters degree in environmental science. As director of Water Operations for Nassau County Health Department, Bob was praised by colleagues and friends for his dedication to the protection of the purity of Long Island’s water.
Bob had a home in East Northport for twenty years.