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A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Virginia Memorial Park, Forest, VA.

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Robert “Rob” Joseph Nosenzo aka “The Big Dadu,” born September 20, 1949, in New York, NY and resided in Forest, VA. passed away early on the morning of Thursday, January 7, 2021 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his wife, Maryann Elizabeth Nosenzo; brother, John Nosenzo and wife, Debbie; along with sons Michael and wife, Elizabeth Nosenzo (and two children Ellison and McClendon) and Jeffrey and Joy Nosenzo (and son Braden), and several nieces and nephews.

Upon earning his Master’s degree from Syracuse University, he became one of the youngest admitted to GE’s MMP program, as well as to be elected president of their Elfun Society.  Rob, in recent years, was enjoying retirement from being Director of Services Business Development at Harris Communications in the telecommunications industry.

Immensely humble, realistic, quietly observational, loving, and quick witted, he possessed a keen knack for storytelling of years past; he was truly a loving husband and the definition of a family man.  Rob’s most treasured time was relaxing with and enjoying the company of family, whether on the lake, at his home, or the homes of others.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Virginia Memorial Park, Forest, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rob’s honor to either the Forest Volunteer Fire Department or the Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue.

To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by:
Cheryl Burnette

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January 14, 2021

Maryann,I was so sorry to hear about Rob. You have my deepest sympathy. Sending you big hugs. Cheryl Burnette

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Sandy Eanes

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January 12, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very hard time for you. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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Carl Noack

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January 12, 2021

I also had the pleasure of working for Rob. Always calm, Rob defined "leadership in solving severe situations. " No matter what, Rob had your back. Rob, Rest in Peace, Job Well Done. Carl Noack

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Erika (Kuhn) Root

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January 11, 2021

Maryann, Mike, Jeff (and families), I am so sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. He was always so welcoming to me during the short time I lived in Forest - and he was obviously very special to my family. I know this is a hard time for all of you - sending you virtual hugs and love!

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Dave and Shannon Shaw

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January 11, 2021

Maryann, Mike, Jeff and Families, please accept our heartfelt condolences on Rob's sudden passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. I had the honor and privilege of working for Rob for five plus years after he hired me in 1998 . I can honestly say without hesitation he was the best boss I ever worked for without question. Rob was always cool under fire and brought calmness out of chaos. He established a great work environment and possessed a caring and endearing personality topped off with a great sense of humor. Rob's employees always gave 110% and we all knew he had our backs. He was a real gentleman, a Great American and above all a wonderful Friend. Rob will be truly missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace my Friend!

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Donna Montalbano

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January 11, 2021

Dear Mary Ann and all the Nosenzo family...we were so sad to hear of Rob's passing. We have so many wonderful warm memories of growing up with Rob - he was an major part of our childhood. Who could forget boating or water skiing on Lake George?? Even as time went by and we drifted apart living our own lives, we considered Rob a part of our family. My father was so proud of his accomplishments! We are so sorry we can't be with you but know you and Rob are always in our hearts and prayers. Lots of Love, Donna, Denise, Dori & Diane

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Alan Hill

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January 11, 2021

Mary Ann and family: I was deeply saddened to hear of Rob;s passing. He was a great man and lived an exemplary life. My prayers and thoughts are with your and you family during this time. I worked for Rob for many years and he taught me a lot. He was always cool headed and nothing ever appeared to upset him. He was a good friend and was the kind of man who always had your back. I know you and your family will miss him as will many others. I was also the recipient of the contents of the cooler on 13 at Ivy Hill and fond memories when Bob would come out to greet us and share a beer, even though we still sent golf balls into his back yard. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Alan Hill

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Rebecca Saunders Frye

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January 11, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Rob's passing . I had the pleasure of working with Rob regularly before he retired. I am fondly remembering his hearty laugh; kind, but direct approach; and his welcoming smile. He had such a wonderful presence that immediately helped anyone around him relax, but also thoughtfully engage in whatever the discussion. Lifting each member of his family up in my prayers for peace and comfort. May your memories serve as a great comfort to you as you celebrate his beautiful life.

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Barbara Cocks

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January 11, 2021

Condolences to the family. Rob was one of my favorite bosses at GE! He was always so kind, considerate and thoughtful. I still have a couple of Christmas gifts he gave me and remember him when I use them.

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Margaret Mundy

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January 10, 2021

Mary Ann and Family: I am so shocked and saddened. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rob was such a nice guy! He maintained a great balance no matter the turmoil around him. I miss talking with him and listening to his sage advice.

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Margaret Mundy

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January 10, 2021

Mary Ann and Family: I am so shocked and saddened. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rob was such a nice guy! He maintained a great balance no matter the turmoil around him. I miss talking with him and listening to his sage advice.

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Dick and Wendy Singleton

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January 10, 2021

Maryann and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.

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Frank & Sandra Ober

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January 10, 2021

Maryann - Please accept our deepest condolences. We were deeply shocked and saddened by this news. I'll always remember Rob as a great hands-off boss who just said to get the job done as best as you can.

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Frank & Sandra Ober

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January 10, 2021

Maryann - Please accept our deepest condolences. We were deeply shocked and saddened by this news. I'll always remember Rob as a great hands-off boss who just said to get the job done as best as you can.

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Linda radgowski

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January 10, 2021

In our thoughts and prayers. May warm memories of a life well lived bring you smiles in your heart

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Tom and Kandi Sherrier

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January 10, 2021

Maryann and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know your wonderful memories bring a smile to your heart. -Tom and Kandi Sherrier

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Tom Kegley

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January 9, 2021

Maryann and family, I'm so sorry.. that's all I can say. Rob was a great friend and mentor to me. I loved the way he always made difficult situations easy. He was a positive force in a negative world. He had the most positive outlook, I just loved that about him. He taught us all so much. And..... I'm gonna miss the cooler on number 13. He faithfully loaded it up for us everytime we golfed at Ivy. Love and prayers to you and the family . Tom Kegley.

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Ruth And Thom

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January 9, 2021

We hold you and your family close in our hearts. We remember wonderful times and pray that awesome memories will be your strength. We love you.

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Travis and Allison Kuhn

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January 8, 2021

This pic was from our wedding in the Outer Banks, so grateful you guys were there!

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Kathy Hines

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January 8, 2021

Maryann and family, I had the pleasure of meeting Robert in the dental office! I always looked forward to his visit and conversation. I could tell he was a real family man the way he spoke of you all. And Maryann....those raspberry cookies you would bring us every Christmas were delicious and so appreciated-you are a wonderful cook! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Robert will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to know him. Hugs

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Steve and Pam Fix

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January 8, 2021

Sorry to hear of Rob's passing. Our condolences to his wonderful family.

 

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