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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  • I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing – though what a wonderful, fulfilling life he experienced. I know he has left you with many special memories that will comfort you and warm your hearts in time, giving you peace. It is our hope that you will know God’s love at this difficult time and that the compassion of those who care will help give you the strength to get through these difficult days. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Bev and Jim Sivits

    • Thank you so much for your thoughts. Mom Peggy had special thoughts of you. She wanted you to know how fortunate they were to have so many years together with so many wonderful memories. The thoughts of dear and long time friends has made the experience just a little more bearable.

  • Sorry to hear about Bob. I met Bob at the Pittsburgh Plate. I remember him as being friendly , a good union man and a hard worker. Our condolences to all of Bob’s family.

    • Thank you for your kind thoughts. Peggy wants to say she agrees that he was such an honorable man and appreciates those who knew him.

  • So sad to see our dear former neighbor on Banning Road has passed. Our family has cherished the visits and notes over the years since they have been down south. It was sad to see the news in the paper, but loved reading his amazing life and accomplishments. Prayers of love, strength, and comfort to Peggy and family.
    Love, Ty and Chrissy King and daughters.

  • I have so many wonderful memories of growing up next door to the Daino family, spending time in the greenhouse and learning about plants and flowers from Bob and Peg. I will always remember Bob making homemade ice cream and always having an extra bowl for me. My sympathy and condolences to you all on Bob’s passing. I have thought of you all many, many times over the years.