Robert Thomas Cincotta

WILMINGTON- Robert Thomas Cincotta, 94, died peacefully at home, surrounded tenderly by his wife of 68 years and their four children, on Friday, May 19.
Robert (Bob) was born February 9, 1929 to Joseph and Mary Cincotta, one of four brothers, in Brooklyn, NY, where he grew up. He finished high school while working for his father’s family grocery store in Brooklyn, where he acquired a keen sense of connecting with customers.
Robert served in the army as private first class during the Korean War. After his discharge due to a noncombat injury, he soon married his teenage sweetheart Jean Todaro in November 1955.
They moved to Queens, NY, where they raised their four children and he began crafting his career as a lifelong master carpenter, owning and operating Town & Country Construction. His passion for designing and inventing solutions to home improvements was boundless. Over the years, so many of his friends and family will remember his contributions to remodeling, repairing, adding on, and enhancing some part of their home.
Robert gravitated toward health-conscious eating and exercise, adopting a healthy lifestyle long before it was fashionable.
His love for traveling began early in their marriage when he tapped into the opportunity of an NYU student from Spain coming to live with his young family. At the end of the student’s one-year stay, he introduced Bob and Jean to a fellow classmate from India who then came to live with them for several years. The lifelong relationship they kindled with these two international students opened the door to travel, when, in 1977, Bob and Jean were gifted a whirlwind two-month trip throughout India and Europe by the now-successful Indian tycoon living in Oman. Trips to India and Spain and reunions with the lifelong extended families continued throughout his lifetime.
In retirement, having moved to Wilmington in 2010, Bob took his love for travel further as he began taking Road Scholar trips in his later years. He loved caring for his property, building balsa wood replicas of buildings, more traveling, eating out, and being around family and friends. He enjoyed attending the local weekly men’s coffee group and Bone Builders.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Cincotta, his four children, Joseph Cincotta (Julie Lineberger), Kathleen (Kit) Cincotta (Keith Herbert), Thomas Cincotta (Julie Carman), and Jacqueline Cincotta (Susan Buhrmaster), along with his five loving and doting grandchildren,  Jaslyn, Jadria, Kaelyn, Evan, and Kira.
A private scattering of his ashes was held on Sunday, May 28.

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