Robert Yantorno
Robert Yantorno
Robert Yantorno
Robert Yantorno

Obituary of Robert Ernest Yantorno

Dr. Robert Ernest Yantorno It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dr. Robert Ernest Yantorno of Englewood, FL on October 14, 2020, at the age of 81 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 40 years, Kim Yantorno, children Robert E. (Anita) Yantorno Jr. and Thomas R. Yantorno, brother Duane Yantorno, sisters Judy Gavin, Dena Diaz, and Dianne Ritchey, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives, and countless friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (Padgett) and Ernest Yantorno, and former wife, Roberta (Houle) Yantorno. Robert was born in Denver, Colorado. At a young age his loves were fishing, camping, hunting and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He joined the Navy at 17 and served on a destroyer, and traveled extensively to many ports of call. After serving four years he returned to school, receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and eventually a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. It was at Penn he met his future wife, Kim, and they would spend their first year as newlyweds living in Osaka, Japan, where he held a post-doctoral position at Osaka University. Robert was a well-respected part of Temple University's faculty for 28 years. During that time, he taught in the Electrical Engineering Department, where he was full professor. However, towards the end of his tenure he developed and taught a course on investing for non-business majors, a course that today enrolls over a thousand students per semester. It was his enjoyment of all aspects of the stock market and investing that spurred the development of this course and he sincerely enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He was a true teacher and mentor. Bob and Kim traveled the world as avid scuba divers, spent time in Africa on safari and had a wonderful family trip to the Mediterranean. But as much as they enjoyed all these adventures, in later years they also enjoyed the quiet of Chappaquiddick and Englewood, FL. He will be missed by all that knew him and will be buried at sea by the U.S. Navy, his long-time wish to become part of the circle of life and to spend eternity in the medium he loved most...the ocean. Anyone wishing to make a donation is encouraged to contribute to one of the following: The International Rescue Committee (https://www.rescue.org/, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 6068, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9847) or Miracle Feet (https://www.miraclefeet.org/donate, 107 Conner Drive, Suite 230, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory at www.englewoodfh.com
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