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Robert Joseph Coniglio

Sunday, July 9, 1967Monday, July 2, 2018

Robert Joseph Coniglio, 50, a resident of Centreville, Virginia, passed into eternal life unexpectedly of heart failure on Monday afternoon, July 02, 2018, at his home.

Born on July 09, 1967, in Wilkes-Barre, Robert was the beloved son of Joan (Romanoski) Coniglio, Swoyersville, and the late William R. Coniglio, who passed away on May 29, 2016.

Raised in Swoyersville, Bob was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth, Class of 1985. He went on to further his education at College Misericordia, now Misericordia University, where in 1989 he acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems. He went on to acquire his MBA from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

For the past 25 years, Bob was employed in the Information Technology Division of General Dynamics, Centreville, Virginia, currently holding the position of Senior I.T. Manager, involved with information technology solutions for national-level assets. In his earlier years, he was employed by Pierce Drugs, Kingston.

Although Bob resided in Virginia for many years, he maintained his church membership at the former Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of his church, he became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Bob always had an adventurous spirit and a passion for traveling, wind surfing, scuba diving, voyaging the sea on his sailing yacht, and, being that he held a pilot’s license, flying a plane every chance he could. He also enjoyed playing the guitar in his younger days.

Exceptionally knowledgeable and mechanically inclined, Bob was always up to date on the latest gadgets, and was known to be able to repair just about anything.

A friendly, caring, and thoughtful man, Bob never wanted to have an enemy, and he was known to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, without ever asking for anything in return. He regarded his family as the greatest gift in life, and he cherished every moment he had with his loved ones. Although his presence will be deeply missed, he will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.   

In addition to his father, William R. Coniglio, Bob was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Edna Romanoski; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Wanda Coniglio; and his brother-in-law, Gregory Kirk.

In addition to his mother, Joan Coniglio, Bob is survived by his brother, William Coniglio Jr., Swoyersville; and his sisters, Corine Coniglio, Swoyersville; and Jill Coniglio-Kirk, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; his three nephews, Spencer Kirk, Ryan Kirk, and Seth Fedorco; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and fellow colleagues.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on his 51st birthday, Monday, July 09, 2018, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 08, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Coniglio Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s web-site,, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania, 125 Lucy Avenue, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 17036.


Service Date
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00am

A viewing for Bob will be held on Sunday, July 08, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Monday, July 09, 2018, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 8:45 and 9:00 AM on Monday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, will serve as celebrant, and Deacon Joseph F. DeVizia, will serve as homilist.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.



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Bob was my technical lead with GD. His quite disposition was well respected by many contractors, military and Govt employees. When asked a question he would pause a moment before answering and then ask what have you tried so far? Bob would teach the team instead of just giving us the answer. I have approached many things in life thinking how Bob may approach. Bob made a positive impact on my life and I have always appreciated Bob’s quite, confident and calm nature. May god bless you Bob and your family. Scott Garrison
I was so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We were co-workers and friends back at Trident Data Systems. Bob was a sharp, funny, hard-working, and super-nice guy, loved and respects by everyone who knew him. I have many fond memories of him, both at work and outside of work, and always regretted that we lost touch after I moved to another state. Please pass on my condolences to his family and other friends...the world has lost one of the good ones. RIP, my friend... Craig
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We worked together at Trident Data Systems over 20 years ago, and he was always a pleasure to work with. One of the smartest people I've met during my career, and also one of the nicest. He truly never had a harsh word to say about anyone. He's going to be missed by so many. My deepest condolences to the family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. -- Jean Cochrane
Thoughts and prayers for the Coniglio family as many of us near and far remember Bob; good friend and mentor to hundreds of us who had the pleasure to know him.
Bob was a really great guy! We worked together for a long time, almost 12 years. Working in the IT arena with such a diverse group of teams and individuals is always a challenge. However, Bob was always gracious, patient, and professional. He will be sorely missed. Peace to his family and friends. Jim Gironda
I had the pleasure of working with Bob many years ago. A genuinely good man. I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. I know he touched the lives of many people, Bob was the kind of person you were thankful to know. May the memory of his friendship comfort us all. Mike Walker
Everyone from L Dock will miss "Sailboat" Bob. We will hold him in fond remembrance. From Hurricane Isabella where he and Ray held a vigil and took dinghy rides in the parking lot. To the Incident at Swan Creek! Bob could always be counted on. Paul W. Gavazzi
I was so sad to learn the news of Bob's passing. He was a great colleague who helped me and so many others over the years at General Dynamics. I learned a great deal from him, primarily from his example. We'll keep his whole family in our prayers and Bob in our memories always. Bill Scaring

It was really nice to be able to handle everything in one place.