NORWOOD -- Robert J. (Bob) Sassone, 66, died December 29, 2017 at his home with his family at his side following a long battle with cancer. Bob was born on August 23, 1951, in Valhalla, New York. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1969 and from Clarkson University in 1973. He then attended and graduated from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1976. Following his graduation, Bob worked for a large multi-national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. In July, 1977, Bob returned to the North Country and opened his own law office in Norwood, New York, where he practiced law continuously until his retirement on January 1, 2014.
In addition to his work, Bob enjoyed playing golf, bicycling in Montreal, hiking with his family and playing racquetball. Bob was a communicant of St. Andrew's Church, Norwood and he was a long-time member at the Potsdam Town & Country Club. He was also a member of the New York State and St. Lawrence County Bar Associations, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Sheila, and by his daughter Jennifer Thomas-Sassone and Dennis Weyland of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; his four sons, Matthew and Lisa (Tiernan) Sassone of Fulton; Michael Sassone and Caitlin Norton of Queens; Patrick Sassone of Baldwinsville; and Dominick Sassone and Rachel Fox of Norwood. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his brother, Alexander Sassone.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Norwood, on Wednesday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding. Burial will be held in the Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam.
Memorial Donations in Bob's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice and memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com.