Robert J. Crudele

robert crudele

January 21, 1947 ~ January 29, 2023

Born in: Canandaigua, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Robert James Crudele – 76

Passed away peacefully with his children by his side on January 29, 2023.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Cheryl (Cherri), his three doting children, Stacy Crudele, Shane (Gretchen) Crudele and Kellie (Michael) Provo, his cherished grandchildren Jack, Claire, Lucy and Emma Crudele and Reagan Provo. His siblings Joy Verbridge, Chuck (Casey) Crudele, Vinnie (Doris) Crudele, as well as his sister-in-laws Donna Crudele, Jean Crudele and Liza Crudele. In addition to a wonderful extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob was a proud United States Navy veteran and retiree of Eastman Kodak Emulation Coating. He absolutely loved hunting seasons at his cabin with his son and grandson and with the guys on the mountain in Pennsylvania. Spending time with his family for occasions big and small was his greatest joy and accomplishment. He will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 1 from 3-6pm, with a prayer service at 6pm at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Honor Flight of Rochester or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: February 1, 2023 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Prayer Service: February 1, 2023 6:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Robert J. Crudele 's name.

Hildebrandt Hospice c/o Rochester Regional Health Foundations

330 Monroe Avenue Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14607,

Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.

PO Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692

Memories Timeline


  1. I’m at a loss for words. Bob was such a huge part of his family and will be so missed. I have the privileged to also call him my friend and every Halloween the witch he made me puts a smile on my face! Bob you will be missed…sue

  2. I am so very sorry for the tremendous loss for the Crudele family. Bob was a true hero to his family and friends and will be remembered through his memories and accomplishments. Mrs. C, my love to you always.

  3. So sorry to the loss of your loved one! Sending many thought to all of the Crudele family.
    Waneata Howard and family

  4. So sorry to the loss of your loved one! Sending many thoughts to all of the Crudele family.
    Waneata Howard and family

  5. Cheri, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crudele family at this difficult time. 🙏

  6. So very sorry for your loss .
    Rest in Peace Bob. You will be missed.
    Sincere condolences and prayers.
    Karen and Doug Ford

  7. Stacy my heart and prayers go out to you and family 💔 look up and he will be smiling down on you 💫

  8. I’m so, so sorry and sad about Bob’s passing. He will be missed so much, but his legacy will continue in his family. Cherri and Stacy, I love you both so much.

  9. I am so sorry for the passing of one great man, he will be greatly missed. I might not of known him long but for sure if I had a brother I would of wanted him just like Bob. Bob was a quiet man but he was there to listen and state his thought in few words. He always looked and watched others, even if he was quiet you could tell he was listening and knew everything going on.
    Remember Bob with all those good times and the laughs and smiles as he will be greatly missed in person but he will be there with the family forever. He will be there as that bright star at night in the sky or the rainbow after the rain, or even the butterfly or carndinal that comes flying by, but maybe that soft breeze on your cheek. Bob will let you know he is there to watch and see and keep you all safe.
    Many hugs and Love to all the family! Love Doris and Vinnie Crudele

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss Stacy. Your dad could always make me smile…I am glad that I got the opportunity to meet him and see him when I was younger. I know he will be missed and I know that he will live on through his children and grandchildren.

  11. To Chuck and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was one of the good guy’s over there at Kodak! Worked with Bob and Chuckie for year’s! Lot’s of fond memories with Bob. RIP Bob and may god bless your family.

  12. To the Crudele family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. As he always did, he will still be watching over all of you.
    Sam, Donna and Kristy



  14. We are saddened to hear of the loss of a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a brother in law , an uncle, and a friend. Bob’s family was his life, and they can be proud to have had such a caring man in their lives. He may be gone now physically, but he lives on in
    the hearts of those who loved him .

  15. We’re so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Bob and all the family is remembered fondly for the many good memories from when all our kids were growing up. God bless you all.

  16. I am so very sorry for the loss of Bob. Bob, Cherri and I went to high school together. Bob graduated a year before Cherri and I and he then went into the Navy. I had the honor of being in their wedding. Never has there been a more loving couple. He will be greatly missed. My prayers to all family and friends.

  17. I’m so very sorry for your loss Stacy, I know how close your dad and you were. He lived a wonderful life and had an amazing family right by his side. I’m glad I had the opportunity in meeting such a great man all those years ago.

  18. Our family is so sorry that we saw this sad news late of Bob’s passing. Bob & his family were wonderful neighbor’s for many years to us. Our family is so sorry for your families loss & he will be missed. Cherri & family please reach out to us for any reason if so needed. God bless your family.

  19. My heart is broken for Cheri and the children. Bob was a wonderful man and a great friend. Some of my favorite memories are with Bob and Cheri. Bob certainly earned his place in heaven. Until we meet again my friend ❤

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