Robert M. Governanti, 56, Ephrata, USAF vet, worked for Draeger Medical, loved gadgets

By on August 20, 2014

Robert M. (Bob) Governanti, 56, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in New York City, he was the son of Salvatore (deceased) and Kathleen Governanti.

He is survived by his loving wife: Crista; and their devoted children: Michael and Elizabeth. Other family members include: his sister Linda and her husband Gary Garbarino; his four brothers: Gary and his wife Linda, Richard and his wife Bonnie, Ronald and his wife Sayo, and Daniel and his wife Diana. He is also survived by: Rex and his wife Sally Fuller, Gregory and his wife Becky Fuller, Douglas and his wife Julie Fuller, and Patrick and his wife Piper Fuller. Robert had 24 nieces and nephews, scores of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends and the two whom he considered his own (they know who they are), all of whom celebrate his life and mourn his passing.

Robert and Crista married on May 22, 1993 in Bellevue, Neb., where they raised their family until relocating to Ephrata. He excelled there in his career as a systems specialist with Draeger Medical. Robert served in the United States Air Force. He was a proud veteran and patriot. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Robert was an avid football fan and dearly loved spending time with his family and friends. He also held numerous electronic and technical certifications and loved gadgets.

Mass was held Aug. 20 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ephrata. Interment was held privately by the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or Heartland Home Care and Hospice of York, PA in memory of Robert.

To send an online condolence visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Arrangements by Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata.

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