Robert Anthony Tomassetti, 56, of Round Lake Beach, IL, passed away suddenly at home on March 5, 2023.
Robert was born on September 19, 1966 to Antonio and Patricia (nee Minerly), in West New York, New Jersey, the youngest of their five children. In 1969, the family moved to Casselberry, Florida, where Robert attended Casselberry Elementary, before the family settled in Illinois. Robert attended Jack London Middle School in Wheeling and later attended Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.
Robert married Sherry Winston in Des Plaines in 1985. They welcomed two sons, Steven and Cole, before divorcing in 1992, but the two remained friendly while raising their two boys. Robert began his career as a painter in the ‘80s, starting at Northwest Decorating, working with his mentor, Carl Peas. He later went on to learn the art of drywall at K&R Construction before working for many years with his brother, Richard, at his company, Anthony’s Painting and Decorating. Robert later started his own company with his sons, Family’s Painting and Decorating in 2016.
He was always quick with a joke, a story, or a smile. He believed in helping others, often telling people his goal was to make at least one person smile and to help at least one person every day. He loved music and could spend hours listening to Elvis, the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. His love of music didn’t stop at listening; Robert also played guitar, harmonica and sang. Robert’s greatest love, however, was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his sons, their wives and his grandchildren, who he spoke of often and with pride.
Robert is survived by his sons, Steven (Stephanie) and Cole (Ashley); his grandchildren, Jayden, Ethan, Isabel, Hayden, Emianna, Hallie, and Haven; and brothers, Mark (Sharon), Patrick (Carol) and Richard (June); and sister-in-law Jackie; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Guy; his parents, Antonio and Patricia; and his ex-wife, Sherry (nee Winston).
The memorial service will take place on Sunday, March 26th, and will be private for the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.