Robert Irwin Ganz
August 12, 1946 - June 29, 2021
Born in New York, NY to Louis and Florence Ganz and raised on Long Island. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann, daughters Nicole (Jackson) and Jacqueline (Matthew), grandsons Levi and Milo, nephews Adam and Omar and niece Bethany.
In his early career, Bob manufactured coats with his mother and father in New York City. A place that pulsed through him his entire life, with pinochle and disco nights that bled into the mornings, a basketball game that spanned forty years and counting, and the eternal magic of meeting the love of his life, Jo. Later he worked in real estate which provided the flexibility to work from home. His world revolved around his wife and his girls. He most prided himself on being an ever available Dad, coaching every team, reading every paper, dancing in the living room and never missing the little moments. When his girls moved west, Bob and Jo followed to Westlake Village, California so together, as a growing family, they could continue family dinners, summer pool days, sunsets over the Topa Topa Mountains and all of the little moments he so cherished through all of their earlier years.
Family was the center of his world and friendships were as valued. An avid golfer, he loved his years at Willow Ridge and all the camaraderie on the course. Bob was a man who made life long friends at every juncture of his journey. If you met him and he liked you, you knew it, and easily could have known it thirty, forty, fifty years later. Bob lived with enthusiasm for each day, and never wasted a minute. He believed in living one’s life by the golden rule.
Services will be held at 10am on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 21 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532. Burial to follow at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y. The family will be sitting shiva on Friday, July 16th and Sunday, July 18th in the afternoons.
Bob was a big supporter of The Fresh Air Fund in New York. Donations may also be made to The Neurology Department at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein School of Medicine where he was gifted more time.
HAWTHORNE FUNERAL HOME
21 West Stevens Ave.
Hawthorne, New York 10532
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