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Robert A. "Bob" Pullano

August 2, 2023
Portage, MI




Robert "Bob" Anthony Pullano of Portage, MI, a loving husband, father of five, grandfather of 10, and great grandfather of 12 passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at the age of 81. He was born in St. Joseph, MI and attended St. John's Catholic School, he graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1959. He was united in holy matrimony to Barbara Baldwin on September 9, 1961.

Bob worked for Zales Jewelry as a manager for 10 years then Sears in Kalamazoo for 30 years selling televisions. Bob was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan and loved to play basketball. He was a faithful church goer and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus.

Bob is preceded in his passing by his father, Ross in 1974, his mother Sally in 1987, and Garrett Andrews his grandson at the age of 4 in 2002.

Left to cherish Bob's loving memory is his wife of sixty-one years: Barbara and his five children, Sally Andrews, Lisa Molenaar, Robert II (Patrice Wethy), Todd, and Michele Mellstead (Steve). Bob has nine surviving grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Bob comes from a large Italian family and has numerous cousins.

In accordance with the family's wishes a public service will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church, 534 West Kilgore, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, on Monday, August 7, 2023, with a time for visiting beginning at 10:00 AM with a time for rosary scheduled at 10:30 and mass at 11:00 AM. Bob will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Benton Harbor, MI on September 9, 2023 with more details to follow.

Memorials made in Bob's memory may be directed to St. Monica Catholic Church, Centrica Care Navigators or the Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids, MI. Envelopes are available at the church or funeral home.

Donations for the Kids' Food Basket can be made at:;jsessionid=00000000.app30131a?df_id=2148&mfc_pref=T&2148.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=FC4B9EFEB19BA3759C83D3D3347AC3C0

While at please take time to sign Bob's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Pullano family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation