Obituary of Robert J. Kissane
Robert J. "Bob" Kissane, 70, of Camillus, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at The Bishop Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse after a one year battle with bulbar ALS. His family appreciates the health care professionals at The Bishop and at Hospice of Central New York for keeping Bob comfortable and everyone who visited him during his six month stay.
Bob was the son of the late John and Rosemary Kissane of Marcellus. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and earned a Master's degree from Syracuse University. He taught at Collegiate School in New York City, the Woodstock Country School in Vermont, and was a teacher in the Syracuse City School District for over 25 years, retiring in 2011.
Bob is survived by his brothers, Jim (Erin), David (Nancy) and Rick (Terry), and his sister Maryann (John). He is also survived by his cousins, Carol and Kay Parkinson, Peter Ray and Barbara Novinski, and his nephews and nieces, Katie, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Matthew, Abby, David and Maya.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 5:45pm, and following at 6pm will be a Funeral Mass and celebration of Bob's life, all held Friday, November 15, 2019 in All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue in Syracuse. Burial will be 11am Saturday, November 16th at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Marcellus.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association of Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213. Liverpool, NY 13090 or online at www.alsaupstateny.org.