PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Robert P. Camilli Sr. of Pleasantville died Saturday, Oct. 12. He was 88.
Camilli was born in Pleasantville. He graduated from Pleasantville High School and was then drafted into the Army. He served with the 563rd. Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Mobile) attached to the First Army and the 82nd Airborne Division.
After the war, he attended the Mondel Institute of Technology and was partnered with his father, Peter, and brother, Matthew, in their General Contracting firm, Peter Camilli and Sons Inc. He acted as field supervisor until 1973 when, upon the death of his brother, he ran the firm until his retirement in 1985.
During his years as field supervisor, he completed numerous large projects throughout Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Rockland counties: the Library and Sports Building at Marymount College in Tarrytown, the Dining Hall, Arts and Science Buildings along with several dormitories at the then-Briarcliff College, the Thruway Rest Area at Sloatsburg, Mary Immaculate School, now St. Augustine's in Ossining, the Douglas Graflin School in Chappaqua and the Edenwald Relocation Project for JCCA of Greater New York to name a few.
Camilli is survived by sons Frederick and Robert Jr.; daughter, Regina Tancredi; sisters, Carmela Consorte and Alice Fricchione; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ingham Camilli.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Theresa's Church in Briarcliff Manor. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Camilli’s memory may be made to Phelps Hospice , 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10595.