It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the
legendary Robert "Bob" Roscioli. Mr. Roscioli has been an icon of the marine industry and is globally
respected for personal attention to details and outstanding service to the yachting industry at Roscioli
Bob built his business and made his mark as a pioneer in the South Florida marine industry when he started a business from nothing, using his master paint brushing skills and gained a reputation as a perfectionist. He then launched what is now a world renowned, state of the art, full service shipyard. In the late 1980's, he started Roscioli Donzi Yachts, building custom sportfishing yachts which was a passion of his.
Bob's mantra "Today's the Day" is the way he started every day at the yard. He could be seen walking the shipyard every morning, preparing for the day ahead. A true friend to first responders and veterans, Bob was an advocate of providing jobs and teaching those who have served or needed a chance. A true legacy to the marine industry.
Mr. Roscioli leaves behind Sharon, his loving wife of 51 years, his son Robert (Traci), his daughter, Heather (Brian), and three granddaughters, Grace, Hannah and Rachel. Bob will be deeply missed by his employees, innumerable colleagues in the yachting industry, many of whom he mentored, and the yacht owners who have depended on him for his loyal service.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and out of respect to the well being of Mr. Roscioli's family and visitors, services will be held at the convenience of the family the week of August 3rd.
"My sincere condolences to Bob family and friends for the loss of a very special person and a good friend."
signed 29 Jul 2020 8:59pm
Beachcomber Fiberglass Tech In
"I never met Bob personally but having started in business in 1978 I was well aware of his business achievements through the years.I was very saddened to learn of his passing."
signed 29 Jul 2020 6:46pm
Captain (SIMARON days)
"This is such sad news. Please know that I have nothing but mad respect for Mr. R.and I will truly miss seeing him when I come to the office. May your family soon find peace and comfort in your loss.RIP Sir"
signed 29 Jul 2020 6:34pm
"RIP Bob, glad our path crossed in the past we will miss you"
signed 29 Jul 2020 5:18pm
Captain on Seabird yacht broke
"My Sincere condolences To Bobs Family and many many friends whose lives he has touched along the way he will be sadly missed as much as he was so greatly respected. Rest in peace sir"
signed 29 Jul 2020 4:57pm
"As the CareerSource Broward Intermediary to the Marine Industry, I met Bob some 13 years ago and always considered him an exceptional leader and dear friend. My thoughts, prayers and thoughts are with Sharon, Robert and Heather at this time. Rest in Peace, Bob."
signed 29 Jul 2020 4:10pm
formally Broward Comm College
"I was honored for several years to come to provide corporate training to your staff. At one class a student stood up and said that I had actually presided at his wedding when I was the minister at Unity Church in Fort Lauderdale. My prayers are with you your family and friends."
signed 29 Jul 2020 3:39pm
TERRILL MOTOR MACHINE
"Gods speed Bob. All the way back to your days at Stranahan and Coach Gibson. From a guy from Central Catholic."
signed 29 Jul 2020 3:24pm
President, PR Power
"With a heavy heart, I will miss Mr. R's candor, sharp wit and keen eye for detail. Quick with a compliment, laugh--or sometimes a sharp word, his communication was always REAL, from the heart and intended to be used in a positive manner. His goal was simply to get, or acknowledge, a job well done. I am proud to have known and worked for Bob Roscioli and I stand in his debt for the professional opportunities he gave to me."
signed 29 Jul 2020 2:51pm
"My condolences to the Roscioli family and it's extended family of staff and employees. He was always a gentleman and it's a very sad day for the marine industry. I'm sorry for this loss to everyone who knew him."
signed 29 Jul 2020 2:15pm
"RIP Bob...Have so many fun memories with you, Robin and Sharon....my condolences to your entire family. Love to Robbie, Heather, Sharon and all the little ones I have not met!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 2:02pm
"Our Hart felt condolences to all the family, associates and loved ones. I talked to him about a month ago when he was doing his rounds between the hauled out yachts and he saw a leaking water hose. He pointed it out and hung around till the tap washer was resealed. A True leader till the end that led by example. Met Bob in 1988. An Icon of Fort Lauderdale Yachting Industry. Will be forever remembered!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:33pm
"My condolences to the family. Many fond memories. We lost a legend. Rest in peace Mr. Roscioli."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:32pm
Dockside Corporate Services, I
"Bob was the leader of the Marine Industry in South Florida. He took the time to help our new company find its footing in 2008 and was our inspiration to remain an active provider in the marine industry. R.I.P. Mr. Roscioli."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:31pm
Bellissima Luxury and Fine Art
"I met Mr. Roscioli two years ago. Given his stature, I thought maybe I would have 5 minutes to introduce my company, and he gave me thirty uninterrupted minutes of his valuable time. I was so struck by how genuine, kind, and down to earth he was. I left thinking less about what services we could provide for him, and more about how I wanted be like him. My deepest condolences to the Roscioli family. The South Florida community has lost a truly rare and wonderful man, but his legacy will live on through his family and his staff."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:31pm
Frank and Jimmie's Propeller
"It was a pleasure to have known you Mr Roscioli. You were a great leader in our industry and a true American icon. I will miss you, God Speed my friend"
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:24pm
Designs for the World LLC
"We have lost an icon of the sportfishing community. He will be missed and never replaced. I thank him for his contributions to my life and knowledge, when I worked with him. I extend my condolences to Sharon, Heather, and Robert."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:22pm
Yacht Assist Inc
"I could drop in unannounced and Bob always made the time and took interest in what you were doing big or small. I always appreciated that of Bob. I will miss that time with him. Godspeed to you and God bless the Roscioli family."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:01pm
"If it werent for giving me a opportunity in this industry I would have never found my passion. I appreciate all the things you taught me and will definitely hang on to them for life, as you would say you taught me things I couldn't have learned even if I paid a Harvard tuition. I appreciate you Being more than just a Boss yet a Mentor to me. You are definitely a legend and you know what they say about legends, they are never truly gone. Thank you Mr.R for everything and anything!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 12:13pm
"Such go memories of our relationship Thru the years. Always pleasant and professional. Bob you will be missed.See you on the other side,Captian Cliff Waters"
signed 29 Jul 2020 11:52am
Florida Turnpike Services
"Rest in Peace. It was a pleasure working for the Roscioli's when I moved from Pittsburgh to Florida in 1983. What a great business man."
signed 29 Jul 2020 11:42am
"May God Bless you. I am very lucky to have known you."
signed 29 Jul 2020 11:39am
"A great man. R.I.P."
signed 29 Jul 2020 11:12am
"My deepest condolences to the Roscioli family and everyone at the yard. Bob moved on far too soon and will be forever missed."
signed 29 Jul 2020 11:01am
The Ritz Carlton Concierge
"With great sadness and with heavy heart, I am sending my sincere condolences to Mrs. Roscioli and her family.R.I.P, Mr. Roscioli!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 10:26am
"A great man. A great friend. A true genius and legend in the marine industry. He will be missed by the many people that worked for him, that did business with him and his many friends. Few people ever achieve the level of his success. God Bless you Bob and may you rest in peace. Your friend Andy Distler"
signed 29 Jul 2020 10:11am
JFA Yachts and Ship. Pompano
"Bob was hard to read but at heart was a good man. He gave me the starting the marine industry and the drive to be the best I could be! Thanks for all he has done for me."
signed 29 Jul 2020 9:49am
"Bob loved attending BIG Breakfast because he might learn something new. He always wanted to help others learn, grow and improve themselves. He walked his talk."
signed 29 Jul 2020 9:15am
Sales Rep Sea Hawk
"Our sympathies to an Icon in the industry Blessings"
signed 29 Jul 2020 9:06am
"Our paths crossed many times through the years. Remembering Bob on one of his many new mobile hoists , was like a Kid with a new Toy. That's how he will be remembered. Condolences Family and Friends RIP Bob"
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:39am
"Bob Roscioli, a true gentleman. I was once in his yard for a 10 month refit. He came by the boat every single morning - not to see what else he could add to the worklist, but to check on the quality of the work from the day before. He looked at every single detail on a 1.4 million dollar job. If HE didn't think it was good enough...he automatically had it redone. That was the beginning of a relationship that gave me many more stories I could tell. I hope his legacy lives on in the lives of the younger people he had contact with. I know he's in Heaven with a varnish brush in his hand."
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:28am
Marine Plumbing Co
"Thoughts and prayers to the family. Upon moving to Florida in 1992 we meet Bob while owning the EZ2CY franchise. He had an Eye for detail and new exactly what he wanted. It was a pleasure working with him. Every time we did a project he shared with me a small bit of his years of experience in this industry. He will be missed."
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:24am
"My deepest condolences to the Roscioli family, friends and entire team at RYC. I was proud to know and work with Bob and he will be greatly missed."
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:19am
Land n Sea Dust.
"Prayers for his Family"
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:12am
"R.I.P Bob,God Bless you!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 7:03am
Broker, Worth Avenue Yachts
"Dear Bob, we all loved and admired you, your legacy will be remembered for a long time. You made a great neighbor and friend, the heavens have a new leader!"
signed 29 Jul 2020 6:51am
"i send you off to the fishing grounds you always loved . May your catch be plentiful and your journey safe and successful. I have many great stories and times together Bob , we grew and made the best of it all , rest well and shine a light . Peace to you sir"
signed 29 Jul 2020 6:16am
Consultant, Port Royal Group
"I first met Bob when I talked to him 1988 about a management job at the Roscioli yard in Fort Lauderdale. Then later when I did some marketing writing for him and through the ensuing years at other times. Although we mixed about as well as sand and butter, I always saw him as a straight shooter who said what he thought,was good for his word, and a pillar of the industry. I am sure that he will be missed. My sincere condolences go out to Sharon and the rest of Bob's family. RIP."
signed 29 Jul 2020 1:12am
Port St. Lucie, Fl
"Mrs. Roscioli, please accept my heartfelt condolences for you and your family, on the passing of Mr. Roscioli. I worked for your Yachting company back in 1983, in the office, for approximately a year. I remember you all very fondly and it was a nice work environment for a college student. My parents, Jay and Nancie Roth, were great friends of Linda and Dave Liston. May his soul rest in peace. God bless.."
signed 29 Jul 2020 12:19am
Captain Fort Lauderdale
"Bob was a true gentleman. Always willing to give advise and mentor others. A selfless man that will be sorely missed. Todays the day Rob. RIP"
signed 29 Jul 2020 12:11am
Bartender Luigis Tuscan Grill
"Sending Sharon and the family my condolences. It was a pleasure meeting such a beautiful couple. I am sadden to hear of Bobs passing. He is such an amazing soul...may he rest in peace. God Bless"
signed 28 Jul 2020 11:40pm
"The family we work for started with RYC over 20 yrs ago working with Mr.R and family. Kim and I came to meet Mr R his family and his team in 2011. It quickly turned into more friendship over the years. We will miss our times talking and meeting with Bob thats no doubt. Kim and I also believe we will see him again. God Bless you and your family. Love Kim and Craig Rutkai"
signed 28 Jul 2020 9:54pm
Elvis metal fabrication
"My deepest condolences to the family and special to his wife and close family , I was employee on the pass at Roscioli on the metal fabrication shop and was my pleasure to receive for 5 consecutive 5 times employee of the from his hands and work hard and learning everything and anything that he would show me I would never forget one time I find him on the Fort Lauderdale boat show that day we talk like never before like friends. RIP BOB Roscioli"
signed 28 Jul 2020 9:45pm
Williams Island Marina
"Thoughts and Prayers go out to family. A true icon in the Marine Industry."
signed 28 Jul 2020 9:33pm
"I loved him dearly having talk to him 2 weeks Ago how I loved my donzi that I love. Rip"
signed 28 Jul 2020 9:13pm
Captain Ozark star
"RIP Bob/Mr.R I always enjoyed our time together and your wisdom."
signed 28 Jul 2020 9:08pm
"Will miss you and all the good times we had. Thank you for all the good things you did for all the yachts I've worked on. Enjoy the yachting afterlife!"
signed 28 Jul 2020 8:43pm
Exec Director ABBRA,
"Bobs passing is a great loss to an industry that he lifted up and held to a high standard. He was a pioneer and a mentor to many of us that followed close behind him. He was one of a kind! I will miss him.... and remember him."
signed 28 Jul 2020 8:41pm
GM The Ritz-Carlton
"Bob was a true Gentleman that I admired both his story and who he was. He will be missed. God bless him and his family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 8:38pm
Woods and Associates Yachts
"You'll be missed Bob, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends. We had some great talks over the years. May the Yacht Gods receive you with a place of honor."
signed 28 Jul 2020 8:08pm
"Will greatly miss you my good buddy . You will always be in my thoughts."
signed 28 Jul 2020 8:01pm
GIGI'S MUSIC Cfe
"sorry to family"
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:54pm
Former CFO of Bradford Marine
"Condolences on the passing of a great man. He will be missed."
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:50pm
"Bless the Roscioli family. Bob helped me out numerous times as a budding service provider. "Today is the day" We all have our day. I'm grateful for the mentorship and advice that was implemented and fruitful. The kind of advice that could only come from the man of Bob's caliber. Memories remain of a greatly respected elder that allowed me to make a living working in his well kept facility while passing down knowledge on "what it takes""
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:32pm
Mayor, Town of Davie
"Rest in peace,Bob. God bless you. Keep those you love close in your heart and let them know how much you care about them, because tomorrow is never promised. Mr. Roscioli was a dear man who always made the people around him feel special. He always made me feel at ease and greeted me with warmth and sincerity. It seems hard to imagine the Town of Davie without him. He was a gentleman entrepreneur who gave so much to our community. I send sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. He will be dearly missed. This is a great loss to the yachting world where he dominated for so many years."
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:30pm
Veterinary House Calls
"My sincere condolences to Rob and Traci, their girls and the Roscioli Family for their loss. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. May God bless you and give you peace."
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:21pm
"Rest In Peace. Bless your family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:10pm
"The boating business has lost an icon. Bob will be sorely missed. God bless you Bob. My condolences to the family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 7:06pm
Vancouver British Columbia
"Our sincerest condolences to the Roscioli Clan. Bob was a wonderful Gentleman who helped and guided us as we created our yachting dreams together . He set a high standard for the industry and for his organization. We can honestly say our project with him was a wonderful and fun experience. Thank you Bob and God Bless you and your family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:52pm
"set sails through heaven's ocean's rip sir."
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:38pm
"My sincere condolences. My heart goes out to Mrs. R, Heather, Robbie and their families. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Roscioli was a great man."
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:17pm
Denison Yacht Sales
"A friend,who helped so many. He was loved and respected for his leadership in the Marine Industry and the people that surrounded him. Our hearts are so saddened, to show how much we cared for him, reach out to Sharon and family and share with them all he had done to bless our lives. XOXO"
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:12pm
KINGSTON , JAMAICA
"We will miss you my friend, rest in peace with your God."
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:05pm
DandK Yacht Photography
"So sad, such a great guy. Will never forget the 1st boat I shot for him years ago we brought bananas on for decorating and he came by to say hi and taught me the whole back story to why it was bad luck to bring them onboard a boat. Huge loss for the Yachting world. RIP Bob"
signed 28 Jul 2020 6:03pm
Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
"My sincere condolences to Mrs Roscioli and family. Mr. Roscioli will be always remembered as a very caring and thoughtful gentleman to all of us at The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:58pm
"Such an amazing man. I felt very honored to be able to interview him twice at length, and to post the video version of one on our site. He was the epitome of the tradition of hard work, sharp skills, and integrity. Like just about everyone who knew him,I just enjoyed listening to him. His passing marks the end of an era, and we send our deepest sympathies to his beloved family and devoted staff."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:55pm
Owner @ Parker Yacht Refinishi
"Very sorry for your loss. Bob will always be remembered. God bless."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:53pm
Trinidad and Tobago
"Sincere condolences to the the Roscioli family during these difficult times. My familys thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Bob was truly a pioneer in the Florida maritime industry."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:47pm
"Started my career in Yachting on an 80 ft Burger working for my father Gus. My brother also began his career with my father. The yacht was berthed at Rosciolis. Bob and his team taught us all we needed to know about yacht maintenance. The employees were always kind and helpful. Bob could be seen each morning walking the dock checking to be sure all was ready for the new day. Bob was always there for us if we had a problem.He could be cantankerous at times but he also was diplomatic. Funny I read an article in Professional Boater about Bob and he has been in my thoughts since then. An amazing man, he will be remembered as the guy who left a legacy of how to do things the right way. Fair winds Bob."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:36pm
Corporate and Legal Consulting
"Bob was a great man, a legend in the marine industry, and a person of high integrity. I always enjoyed working with him, and he will be missed. May God be with and give comfort to the Roscioli family and team during this time of loss."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:33pm
President, Calypso Marine Elec
"My sincere condolences to the family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:24pm
Formerly Ft Lauderdale
"I have known Bob from the his very first days in the industry. Bob risked all many times over the years but with determination and obvious skills he and Sharon grew RYC into what it is today. We and the rest of the industry will miss him."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:01pm
Maven Marine Electric
"Bob gave me my very first opportunity in the marine industry. My condolences to the Roscioli Family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 5:01pm
"So sorry to hear about Mr. R. So greatful to of known and doing business with him for over 30 years. Sending prayers and strength to the the family. He was a great man. Thanks Mr. R for everything R.I.P."
signed 28 Jul 2020 4:54pm
CARMEN SALAS BEST S.C.
"One in a million. A very special man who built an ongoing successful empire. God bless you Mr. Roscioli. Rest in eternal peace."
signed 28 Jul 2020 4:51pm
Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
"It's with great sadness that I learned the passing of Mr. Roscioli, he adopted me from the day I started working as a bartender at Ritz' pool he was such a gentle gentleman to me he was always a sight for sour eyes as he visited Scott ( the other bartender with me ) and always said " if you boys quit this job , I am selling my condominium" he was serious a real man's man where his word was his seal a rare quality now a days, I take the time to wish my sincere condolences to Mrs. Roscioli and extend my wishes to his lovely family. You will be missed but never forgotten in my heart and mind."
signed 28 Jul 2020 4:37pm
"May he Rest In Peace"
signed 28 Jul 2020 4:36pm
Point Clear Al
"What a true gentleman and mans man. RIP Bob. Condolences to the family and and Yachting Center."
signed 28 Jul 2020 4:33pm
"This is a true loss ...."
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:54pm
Captain MY Chasseur
"A legend and a big name in this industry. Bob, you always backed it up. It was my absolute pleasure to know you. Prayers, condolences, and my best to the family."
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:35pm
President Omega Tactical Daavi
"Mr was a great man his laughter, I will miss him RIP Bob. Cheers"
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:28pm
"Rest in peace good friend."
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:21pm
Enos Marine South Florida
"May he rest in a boat yard in heaven"
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:14pm
Engineering Concepts. LLC
"Very sorry to hear of his passing. I have only met him on a couple of occasions. His knowledge of boating and maintenance services will be missed."
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:14pm
"You gave me friendship and loyalty, an example to follow. Miss you already my friend.RIP Bob"
signed 28 Jul 2020 3:14pm
"God bless Bob and his family. True grit! Tight lines Bob!"
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:54pm
"So sad he was a good friend"
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:51pm
"Great guy . He will be missed ."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:48pm
"I knew Bob for many years from the boating and tournament fishing events, mainly in Bimini. He was always kind and upbeat. My sympathy goes out to his family in this sad time. The boating industry has definitely lost a leader."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:46pm
"Our prayers go out to Sharon, Heather, Robby, and their families on the recent passing of Bob. We will always remember the wonderful fun times we shared as friends. RIP Bob,you will be missed by all that had the privilege of being your friend."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:40pm
Lauderdale Propeller Service
"RIP to the legendary Mr. Roscioli. Deepest condolences to all that knew and loved him."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:30pm
"A world of knowledge has been lost ..."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:30pm
"My deepest sympathy to the family and the company.with love never say never.Kenneth MILLETT"
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:29pm
Captain, Going Galt
"I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Roscioli passing. My condolences and prayers to Roscioli Family and all the Employees of Roscioli Shipyard. Capt Scott Frierson"
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:28pm
"Thank you Mr. Roscioli for creating the gold standard for service which many grew up to respect, understand and appreiciate. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude for leaving your great mark on the industry loved by so many. Thank you for personally influencing my core values and understanding of how work and business is performed."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:25pm
"Prayers for the family. I always had great respect for Mr. Roscioli. May he Rest In Peace."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:25pm
"Fair winds and calm seas Bob."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:15pm
Captain-Charter One Yachts
"I will miss seeing Mr. Roscioli on our bi-annual C.G. inspection dry docks. A true gentleman, a meticulous professional, and a caring human being."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:10pm
Reel deal Yachts
"I am heart broken. Bob was a great mentor and a wonderful person. I know he will be missed but he is in heaven now."
signed 28 Jul 2020 2:10pm
Murray Products Release Marine
"A great GREAT man. A tremendous loss to the industry. So sorry to hear the news. Thoughts and Prayers to the Roscioli family and all the staff that were with him all these years. Rest easy Sir. It was always pleasure."
signed 28 Jul 2020 1:55pm