Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Robert Lewis “Pisky” Piscitelli 83

Wellsville, NY - Robert Lewis “Pisky” Piscitelli, 83, of 33 Herman Avenue passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital with his family by his side, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born November 23, 1936 in Wellsville, the son of the late Glenn and Helen (Cardamone) Piscitelli. On September 20, 1958 in Wellsville he married Barbara J. Lanphear who survives. 

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville High School, and obtained his Barber License in Buffalo. He barbered in Wellsville for 63 years. 

He had served as President of the Wellsville Midget Football League, he coached the Wellsville, NY vs Wellsville, Ohio Midget League football game for many years, and was an Assistant Coach for the Wellsville Lions High School Football Team in the 1970's. He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills, the New York Yankees, and attended all the Wellsville High School games up until the time of his passing. He was a member of the Wellsville Country Club for many years, Past President of the Men's Golf League, and a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips to the casino, watching, and attending many sporting events. He had a passion for horse racing and had the honor of having a horse named after him “Piscitelli” who ran in the Grey Goose Breeders Cup.  

Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 61 years, are three children, Debbie (Tom) Pinney, Lisa (Gary) Arnone, and Dean (Mary) Piscitelli, six beloved grandchildren, Kristin and Salvatore Arnone, Shawn (Jen) and Ryan (Randi) Pinney, Nate and Jon Piscitelli, six great grandchildren, Gabriella and Gianni Arnone, Parker and Beau Pinney and Bailey and Layla Tennis, a brother, William “Bill” Piscitelli, his in-laws, Beverly Bennett, Nancy (Dick) Mills, Judi (Bill) Wiemann and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a great grandson, Salvatore Arnone, and a brother-in-law, Lance Bennett. He was blessed with many, many close friends, neighbors, clients, and was a well known pillar in the community.

Friends are invited to “drive by” the family home on Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the “Joyce Family” Catholic Charities Food Pantry & Outreach, 67 E. Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Im so sorry for your loss. He looks like a warm wonerful man. Praying for peace for your entire family. Karen Tarajos ❤❤❤

  2. Dear Barb and family, our deepest sympathy to each one of you. Pisky will be missed by so many. He was a friend to everyone. We are glad we were part of his friendship circle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Cory & Sandy Guenter

  3. Dear Barb and Family
    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We considered Pisky a dear friend. I will miss our discussions about sports, politics, and just about any subject. This is a huge loss for our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult times.
    Cindy and Joe Baker

  4. Dear Barb and Family
    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We considered Pisky a dear friend. I will miss our discussions about sports, politics and just about any subject. He will be sorely missed in our community. Our thought and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

  5. Barb and family,
    I will sorely miss my conversations with Bob. He was a walking encyclopedia of everything Wellsville. He always asked about the family and was genuinely interested in their well being and accomplishments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Matt and Kathleen Moretti

  6. Barb... sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. Sharon Taylor.

  7. RIP, Bob, and thanks for the memories... My sincere condolences and prayers go out to Bob's wife, family and friend.
    Walt Weirich