Robert August Daino Sr.
February 10, 1919 ‒ December 22, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Robert August Daino Sr. was born in the front parlor of his grandmother Randolph’s home in Salem, West Virginia on 10 Feb.1919 to his parents, August and Nellie (Randolph) Daino. He passed away in the front room of his home 22 Dec. 2015 in Estero, FL. He married 16 Oct, 1944 in London England during WWII and is survived by his wife, Peggy Edith (Peppler) Daino. Their three children survive, Robert August Jr. of Texas, Randy Lee (Linda) of Florida and Sharon Patricia Daino of New Mexico, 8 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
His family moved to Parkersburg, WV in 1925 where he played in his school bands and played many recreational sports, but his first love was basketball. He helped in the family grocery during the depression. At a time when work was scarce he joined the military 10 July 1941. He spent most of the ensuing war as a company clerk of an ordinance company in the Army-Air Force and for 31 years was in the Air Force Reserves. Following the war and his marriage, the happy couple set up housekeeping with his parents in Clarksburg, WV, while he apprenticed with PPG as a glass cutter. They moved to their soon to be beloved Mt. Vernon, Ohio in June 1948 where he worked with PPG until his retirement in August 1976. He established the successful, family run, Daino’s Greenhouse business in 1957 and operated until a fire destroyed it in April 1976. During retirement Bob and Peg ‘snowbirded’ to Estero Florida yearly, accompanying their parents during their declining years until 1992. Since then they have enjoyed their days in Sunny Grove Park, competing in shuffleboard and engaging in the friendly associations of their park residents. In 2006 they moved summer residence from Mt. Vernon to Statesville, NC, to be closer to some of their family.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will follow beginning at 11 AM. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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