Robert “Bob” Anthony Cerbone, Sr.


Robert “Bob” Anthony Cerbone Sr., 73, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

The son of Anthony James and Dorothy Marie Riley Cerbone, Bob was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Orange, New Jersey.

In 1964, Bob received his bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering and in 1968 his master’s of science in engineering from Newark College of Engineering.

In 2004, after 31 years, he retired from Eli Lilly and Co.

He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events, especially the girls basketball games at Martinsville.

Bob loved the outside, being in the sun and taking care of his yard.

Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diana Dittmeier Cerbone of Martinsville; sons, Robert A. (Nikki) Cerbone Jr. of Indianapolis and Vince R. (Mariah) Cerbone of Greenwood; daughters, Deneen E. Kus of Greenwood and Liza M. Borgert of Fishers; sister, Joan Petrillo of Parsippany, New Jersey; grandchildren, Chelsea T. and Travis M. Kus, Anthony A., Jake R., Justin N., Vivienna E., Quinnly C. and Myles A. Cerbone, Libby C. and Kendall G. Borgert.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.