Robert Abel Segnit (43) of Buchanan, New York passed away Sunday March 7th, 2021 after a nearly two decade battle with illness. Rob was born September 26th, 1977 to Bonnie and Gregg Segnit. On August 19th, 2005 he married Nikki Daur and the two of them spent each day together loving and supporting each other.
Rob had many names in life: Robert Abel, Robert, Roberto, Robbie and Bob. Rob was a loving son and grandson, brother and nephew. He loved weekend adventures and trips upstate to the Camp and enjoying those Wildwood Days.
A graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School, Rob wanted to help people. Rob became an EMT and then one of the youngest Certified Lab Instructors in New York State, training several hundred EMTS in Westchester County, NY. But Rob didn’t stop there, he became a Lifeguard Instructor, A Certified Pool Operator Instructor, and an OSHA instructor and then The Aquatics Director for the Town Of Cortlandt. For over twenty years Rob made summers safe for the Cortlandt community. He trained his staff to be able to handle any emergency situation, but made sure that each member of his team knew that he was always there to back them up.
Rob’s favorite name to be called was Uncle Rob. He loved being an uncle. Whether he was helping with homework, making the best Philly cheesesteaks, staying up late watching movies, going to sporting events, or playing Tic-Tac-Toe, every moment with his nieces, nephews and great-nephews were filled with laughter and love.
Rob was a true gentleman. He made each and every person he met feel important and loved. He cared about making a difference in the lives of others, and that he certainly did.
Rob is survived by his wife Nikki, his father Gregg Segnit, his Grandmother Jean Segnit, his brother Scott and wife Nancy Harding, sister Fran and husband John Margiotta, sister Melony Segnit, father and mother-in law Stephen and Barbara Daur, brother-in-law Christopher and wife Alexis Daur and brother-in-law Patrick Daur, nieces and nephews Nicholas Marino, Gina and husband Ian Rabinowitz, Emily Harding, Jonathan Margiotta, Erin Harding and Charlotte, Connor and Colton Daur and great-nephews Carmine, Franco and Renzo Rabinowitz, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his Mother Bonnie Segnit and grandparents Robert Segnit and Norma and Abel Williams. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DonateLife.
Reposing, O’Mara & Carpentieri Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery, Montrose, NY.
O’MARA & CARPENTIERI FUNERAL HOME
Verplanck, New York 10596
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