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May 5, 2011

Robert L. Milani, a retired U.S. Federal Marshal and a longtime resident of the area, passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was 83.

He was born in Bronx, NY on August 13, 1927 to the late Ercole and Rose Milani.

Robert was a WWII and Korean Conflict veteran. He served in the U.S. Marines, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a NYC police officer, a NYS police trooper and a U.S. Marshal for 30 years. He was the widower of Josephine Fornari Milani; they were married for 33 years.

Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY; a member of the VFW; the NYS Retired State Troopers Association; a member of Tusten Seniors; and helped with Meals on Wheels.

A family statement reads: “Robert was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had such a great sense of humor and a great outlook on life. We will greatly miss him and he will always be in our hearts.”

Robert is survived by son Michael Milani of Warsaw, NY; daughters Roseann D’Alessandro and husband Benny of Brooklyn, NY and Lorraine O’Neill and husband Jimmy of Westchester, NY; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 30 at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. officiated. Christian burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Donations may be made to Narrowsburg Beautification Committee, c/o Tusten-Cochecton Library, 198 Bridge St. Narrowsburg, NY.