12/18/18 3:22pm

Growing family. Strengthening community. Preserving the rural character of the North Fork for future generations to enjoy.

These were the long-term interests to which Robert quietly and steadfastly dedicated himself. Robert A. Villa, a resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport for the past 16 years and previously of Peconic, passed away at his residence Dec. 17 at the age of 88. The son of Amedeo and Jane (Canevari) Villa, he was born May 27, 1930, in Bergenfield, N.J. Robert graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1948, then served two years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of corporal. He then used GI Bill benefits to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Newark College of Engineering, today part of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. (more…)