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Mr. Robert Francis Poli

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“To the Poli family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Robert. I enjoyed so much the evening I got to spend with Robert, Laura, and John on...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Chas DeBolt - Seattle, WA

“i am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. Francesco Biasi SFRUZ TN Italy ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Francesco Biasi

“Dear Brother, You will be sorely missed by us here and your niece, nephew, great-nephews and great-niece. Sorry you didn't get to meet them all. ...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Poli Seavitte - St. ouis, MO

“Dear Laura, My deepest condolences for your loss. Bob was a truly special person. He made a significant contribution to the education of ~700...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mairin Hynes - St. Louis, MO

“Bob and Laura bought a week at our Ireland home at a charity auction. We had the opportunity to meet with them before their trip at Charlie Gitto's...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Scheumbauer Gregg - MO

“Very sorry to hear that Bob has left us, and way too soon! Hadn't had contact with him for decades, but remember him well. My condolences to all. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dave Pate - Berkeley, CA

“Sincere condolences to all of the Poli family. I knew Robert well, along with the rest of the family, during the many years I was with his brother...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Hizer Rice - St. Louis, MO

“Robert, We will miss you and all the love you gave to every creature on this earth. Love, Kim ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberley Schoenfeld - IL

“Laura, John & Family, I was saddened and shocked to hear of Robert's passing. It's difficult to lose such a young and vibrant loved one. I...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Laura Duncan - Montreal - Friend

“Bob was a good friend and colleague in the Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Wash U for a long time. We will miss him a lot. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Fegley - St Louis, MO

“Bob saw the good in people. After I'd left St. Louis and let my former friendships lapse into a low-upkeep condition, Bob would not-so-gently let me...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Anita Manne - Minneapolis, MN

“Laura- Janie and I are so very sorry for the loss of Bob. He was a very interesting and funny man with a deep passion for you. We will truly miss his...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Charles Andy Arnold - Wright City, MO

“Laura, Glad I got to speak with you that day at the Zoo. God Bless Mike ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Lueken - friend

“Bob did his job very we;;, and what a nice guy! We will miss him. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Patrick Gibbons


Poli, Robert Francis
age 58, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends.
Loving husband of Laura Slay for 21 yrs.; dear son of the late Beatrice and Tullio Poli; dear brother of Janet (Frank) Seavitte, John Poli and the late Anthony Poli and Philip Poli; dear brother-in-law of Camille (David) Williams, Patricia (Gary) Robinson, Leonora (John) Long and Bonnie Poli; dear uncle of Christopher and Jennifer Poli, Spencer and Laura Robinson, Brendan and Trevor Long, Laura (Dan) Flickinger, Matthew (Gabriela) Seavitte; cherished great uncle of Brock, Chase and Grant Flickinger; Victoria and Gabriel Seavitte; and Logan Cavanaugh.
Bob cared for and loved many tiny creatures: RiffRaff, Fluffy, Grandma, Tiger, Mac, Gordita, GW, Rocky and many, many more.
Services: Family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, from 12:00-3:00 pm, with Service beginning at 2:45 pm. Private Interment in St. Paul Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Louis Humane Society, 1201 Mackland, St. Louis , MO 63110 . Online condolences may be made at: ambrusterchapel.com