Robert "Bobby" Arietta Jr.
Robert C. Arietta (Bobby) of Nyack, NY passed away on May 27, 2018. He was born on August 10, 1966 at West Point Military Hospital West Point NY. He was a lifelong resident of Nyack, a graduate of Nyack High School, class of 84, and attended Buffalo University. Since 1996 he worked as a Scenic Artist for United Scenic Artists Local USA 829. He worked on many shows including most recently Gotham, the Path, The Greatest Showman, She's Gotta Have It, and King Kong. His work was mostly in the 5 boroughs of NY and he was a master of his trade.
Robert participated in many sports while attending school and is most remembered for his speed on the Lacrosse field. He was a cyclist in the late 80's and 90's, belonging to several cycling teams and participating in many races in the NY area. He had a showing along with other scenics at the Rockland Center of the Arts and a showing at the Hopper House in Nyack.
Robert loved good books, art, photography, and sports. Robert will be remembered for his energy, smile, hard work, good heart, sense of humor, quick wit, his creativity in the arts, and being a genuine guy. But most of all he will be remembered for being a great dad who devoted his life to his children. Whenever you saw Bobby he was either with his kids or talking about them and their accomplishments. His greatest role in life was being a father.
He is loved and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his mother Denise Hogan, his father Bob Arietta Sr., his sister Renee Corey, his children Lucy and Fineas, his brother in law Dave Corey, his nephew Devin Corey, his uncle, his aunts, numerous cousins, friends and co-workers.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann's Church in Nyack at 12:00 noon Saturday June 9, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at the Rockland Friends Meeting, 60 Leber Rd. Blauvelt, NY on Sunday June 24, 2018 at 3 PM
Donations can be made to the American Lung Association.