Robert Paul Mauro

March 15, 1941 - September 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Mauro, on Thursday September 14th, 2017. Anyone who knew Bob knew that he was truly larger than life. Bob led a full and accomplished life surrounded by family and friends who loved him for his charisma, his devilishly sharp wit, and his huge heart. It was his huge heart that quickly and painlessly gave out on him on a beautiful September day, shortly after returning from his morning walk with Kilty, his beloved west highland terrier, at his lakeside cottage in Prince Edward County. Bob had a lust for life and enthusiasm that was evident in everything he did, whether it be singing karaoke to one of his favourite Louis Armstrong tracks, playing a round of golf with friends, or helping out someone in need. He was selfless, generous, and his work for the communities in which he served was legendary. Bob never wavered in commitment to the innumerable organizations he supported across home and abroad. Locally he was very active including being a longstanding member and Board member of the Picton Golf Club and he was also instrumental in the start up of 99.3 County-FM. It is impossible to guess how many lives Bob has touched in his 76 years, but it is safe to say that he will be sorely missed by all of them. Bob was one of 13 Children born to Paul and Agatha Mauro who immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. Paul had a plumbing business and Bob learned the trade when he was young before venturing out and building a long and successful career in marketing – at Fabergé where he met his beloved Liz, in the Canadian music industry where he held major media and marketing positions, and in the auto industry where he was a long-time marketing director for Maaco Systems. Bob loved start-up and turn-around business challenges and had done numerous of each, with some very praiseworthy results, from a marketing and sales prospective, both hands on and as a consultant. Bob’s siblings were Frank, Joe, and John Mauro, Connie Rosetti, Rose, Irene, Rita Benedet, Beatrice St. Jean, Doris McKnight, Margaret Phillips, Angela Alberts, and Anita Curtola. Bob leaves behind his cherished family; his stepson and daughter-in-law, Jamie & Connie Forrester, and grandsons Calvin (Jennifer Garner), and Brett (Evan Farkash), as well as many nephews and nieces. The love of Bob’s life was his wife Liz (nee Lowes) and after three years apart, they are now rightfully together again. In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of Bob, people are invited to pay it forward and give to causes or individuals that need help, as he would have. Bob’s wishes were that there be no funeral. Please join in a “celebration of life” for Bob Mauro, Sunday Sept 24th, 4pm at the Picton Golf Club.