January 22, 1964 ~ November 19, 2022

Born in: Mineola, NY
Resided in: Middle Island, NY


Visitation: November 22, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Visitation: November 22, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: November 22, 2022 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

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  1. candleRest peacefully Rob. You were a wonderful person. Prayers to your family.

    Your fellow Newfield alumni,

    Cindy Vogel DelaRosa

  2. Rob rest easy, we lost a beautiful soul, funny and kind… you will always be remembered. 🙏 Justine Friedman Coffey

  3. Bob, my dear friend, I will miss you so much. You brought so much light into my life with your sweet & (shared) corny ways. I’ll miss our phone calls, texts, laughs & arguments alike, but know that I will see you again. I am so proud of you, You were such a trooper through this last year and I will always admire you for your courage & awesome attitude through it all. Know that I will protect & love our beautiful daughter, Holly knowing that you’ll be doing the same from where you are. We couldn’t ask for a better guardian angel. Love and miss you :*….til we meet again.

  4. Rest in Peace, sweet, funny Rob. You were a good soul. Comforting prayers going out to your family and all who love you. 💔💜

  5. candleBob, Thank you for always making us all laugh, and for always greeting everyone with a smile. Thank you for being such a good father to my best friend and sister. You lit the room up every time you came around. You always helped when it was needed. I remember being so excited every time I saw you when I was younger… i will never forget you, and I will love you forever. You are so special and I am so thankful for every second I have ever spent with you ❤️ Rest In Peace to such a special man. Love, little lee

  6. Although my heart is broken I know you are with your mom and dad. You’re like a brother to me Rob I will never forget the times we had spent together over the years 💗🙏

  7. Hi everyone, I am devastated to say that my father Rob Cincotta has lost his year long battle against a rare form of cancer called t-cell lymphoma. He was a fighter and went through 4 different types of treatments, in addition to having multiple lengthy stays at the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC. He remained positive, optimistic, and his quirky, silly self the entire time. He became a favorite among the nurses, making them laugh and telling them to “stop working so hard”. He was just 58 years young and had so much life ahead of him still. He had dreams of visiting California one day, we talked about making plans when the cancer disappeared. He lived a simple life but had such a big impact on the people he came into contact with. Whether it was an old coworker or friends from HS he kept in touch with, his neighbors, or his family, especially me. He loved playing the asphalt car game and was really good at it, he kept meticulous track of all his stock trades, and he loved just flying his model airplane and rebuilding it when it would catch in a tree. He loved his dog, Panda, along with most animals he came into contact with. My dad taught me how to cook, clean, be independent and never pay anyone to do my yard work (lol), and to always be positive and to not “stress out”. Sometimes that would get me more stressed Lol… My dad was larger than life. Had no enemies (i always admired him for that) and lived a great life. I spent the day with him Friday into Saturday and left 5 hours prior to him passing and I would like to ensure everyone, he was so peaceful and comfortable and not in any pain at all. It’s hard to comprehend that just 2 weeks ago we were laughing and watching tv together and he was telling me how much he loved me. We had a special bond, one that can’t be explained through words. I called him poppyseed and he made up weird nicknames like strawberry shortcake poptart joy for me. We shared the same sense of weird humor and I always appreciated that. He taught me to never take life too seriously, to never take shit from anyone, and to always be “classy.” I love you dad, and I know we will meet again and that you are here with me now, as my guardian angel. I feel so much relief knowing you aren’t in pain anymore and I can imagine you smiling at me telling me “it’s okay holl, don’t cry, i’ll always be here”. The entirety of my life he put me on a pedestal and never wanted me to worry for him. My dad was a great man and my best friend. I know he’s enjoying his time with grandma & grandpa, and I know we will meet again…

  8. Rob and I met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we never did get to meet in person, but that put no limits on what a truly wonderful friend he was to me. We met through a Facebook recipe group and had a long section of commenting back and forth until we decided to just chat in real time. He was a true friend right from the start! We have even spoken over the phone and I introduced him to a virtual reality game I had been playing since 2010. He logged in a few times as “Scalapini” for his chosen character name and I tried so hard to teach him how to get things going in the game, but it didnt get very far after about 4 different times trying to teach him haha. I still have “Scalapini” on my friends list in that game, and will keep him there, even though I know he will never log in again.
    We both loved to talk about our Italian heritages and the Italian foods we were cooking or wanting to try.
    Even when life would get busy for us and we didnt chat for weeks on end, it was always so great to see a random message come through from him to check in on me.
    We both loved to talk about our kids. This is how I got to know about his daughter Hollee. He had a pride and love for his daughter that I could tell seeped into every cell of his being.
    I can’t say I know much more than a fraction of who Rob was, but he was a very dear friend to me that I connected with even better than some people I have known my whole life in person.
    I cant be there for the service, but my prayers and thoughts are with Hollee throughout all of this. She was such a true blessing to her father and I feel blessed that he shared even small bits about his relationship with his daughter with me throughout our short few years of friendship. He will always be missed and thought of so fondly.
    Rest in peace, dear friend.

  9. Rob was a friend from my childhood. All the memories I have of him are special to me. I can’t think of a single person that didn’t adore him. My first neighborhood crush. He was funny, kind, happy and had such a sweet smile. It’s no wonder we would all end up at his house all hours of the day and night. Although it’s been too many years too count since I saw him last, I will never forget him and the impact he made in my life. Rest In Peace Rob. Love you ❤️

  10. For my Brother Rob, you battled through this terrible illness and you were so courageous and strong. You fought cancer with all your strength and positivity. You are an amazing person and it a tragedy your life was cut short. I will always have fond memories of all the great times we shared growing up. Your love for your daughter was so special and your face lit up every time you spoke of her. This is a great loss to all who knew and loved you. Now is your time to rest in peace. Give mom and dad a big hug. ❤️ With love, your sister

  11. So sorry for the loss of Robert, to Hollee and the whole family. I only met him once, when he came to help set up Leah’s furniture. He was so kind and helpful and positive, and he had come out of his way to do it. I’m sure he was an incredible and loving father and family member.

  12. candleHey Rob, We we’re saddened to hear the news. I know you tried to fight this terrible unforgiving disease. I remember seeing you flying your planes. I even went and got my own plane. Man you were a great pilot. Watching you fly I always thought to myself he would want to be inside that miniature plane flying all over the Long Island. I’m going to miss seeing you out there flying your planes. But everytime I look ar your house . I will see you flying. Well now you’re in heaven flying above us.
    Rest in peace.
    Henry Grigorian
    Your next door neighbor.

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