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Robert  N. DeBenedictis

Obituary for Robert N. DeBenedictis

August 27, 1934 - October 28, 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Age 87

Loving Brother, Uncle and Friend



Robert N. DeBenedictis, Entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, died October 28, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale at 87.

Known to most as Bob, he was born in Philadelphia and raised in Lansdowne, Delaware County. He graduated from Drexel University with both undergrad and graduate degrees in Business Administration. After serving in the US Navy, he moved to NYC and worked on Wall Street before becoming an entrepreneur in
real estate, restaurants, and various other small businesses.

Bob's business model involved investing in facilities but sharing operational ownership with hard working undercapitalized people who added their skills and earned sweat equity. His success in NYC expanded to Florida in the 90s as he opened numerous establishments, along with his real estate investments.
Bob had a devoted group of friends and business partners. Many considered him a mentor and a father figure and claimed that he changed their lives in a positive way. He saw their potential and was willing to share his knowledge, expertise, and creative ideas. He never stopped looking for a good business opportunity.

Bob was always involved with his family and took great interest in all their accomplishments.
He is survived by his sister, Joy Anne, and his brother, Nicholas and sister-in-law, Eileen who reside in Pennsylvania. He was revered by his 8 nieces and nephews along with 24 great nieces and nephews. In addition to his family, he will be sorely missed by his devoted friend, partner and caregiver, Bashir Khan and his longtime friend in NY, Roger Snyder. All services will be private.

Those who wish to remember Bob in a special way may make gifts to:
MECA (Mission for Educating Children with Autism)
100 E Lancaster Avenue STE 130
Downingtown, PA 19335-5937

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Broomall, PA 19008
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