Las Vegas Review-Journal : 2019-02-11
FROM THE COVER : 14 : 2B
FROM THE COVER
FROM THE COVER 2B Monday, February 11, 2019 LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL • ▶ OBITUARIES BOB MASSI Robert (Bob) A. Massi, World’s Greatest Papa, Dad, Husband, Brother, Mentor, Friend and Hero, died peacefully at home Wednesday, February 6, 2019, after a short but incredibly hard battle with cancer. To say Bob will leave a lasting impact on the world would be a vast understatement, his legacy is unmatched. Many people said he had hair like a lion, but those who knew him know that Bob had the heart of a tiger. He lived his life with more passion than anyone we have ever known. Bob was born May 24, 1951, to Victoria and James Massi of Pittsburgh. He was blessed with two older brothers who were his lifelong best friends, Albert D. Massi and Jimmy D. Massi. After graduating from Quigley High School in Sewickley, PA, Bob attended Mount St. Mary’s College, Maryland and then went on to attend Law School at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. It was during this period of time that he met the love of his life, Lynn Massi (Manzonie). They were married in Las Vegas in 1978 and had three children, Dominic, Genna and Robert. Bob dedicated his professional life to the idea that a fair and just application of the law made us all truly equal. He had a way of genuinely connecting with people that left a profound impact on everyone he touched. He began his law practice in Las Vegas in 1980 and launched his television career locally on Channel 8 with a segment titled Legal Ease in 1985, he went on to pursue his television career with Las Vegas-based Channel 5. Bob spent his entire life giving incredibly easy to understand advice about the law and real estate. He was the Author of two books, “A Layman’s Guide to the Law” and "People Get Screwed All the Time: Protecting Yourself from Scams and Fraud," which was published by Harpercollins books in 2007. He reported on numerous high-profile trials including the Unabomber Trial, the OJ Simpson murder case, the Michael Jackson trial, the Jonbenet Ramsey case, the Timothy Mcveigh trial and Scott Peterson’s murder trial. He also covered breaking courthouse news involving Paris Hilton, David Copperfield, Anna Nicole Smith, Barry Bonds and countless others. His talk radio program, Your Legal Hour with Bob Massi on KDOX 1280-AM in Las Vegas was on the air for 20 years and was heard by thousands of listeners on a weekly basis. In 1996, he got his big break and was hired by the Fox News Channel as a Legal Analyst. Before hiring Bob, Roger Ailes, Former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, said to him, “Hey kid, I like your style, your hair is a little long, but we will work with it.” Bob replied to Roger, “For every zero you add to my paycheck, I will cut an inch off my hair.” For the record…he never cut his hair. Despite his immense success and all the powerful people he knew, he was a modest man and took every opportunity he could to help those in need. Most recently, he earned a coveted spot on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network with his own show called, The Property Man. He traveled the United States visiting housing markets from the East to West Coasts’ while doing what he did best, connecting with people. While Bob was the The Property Man on the Fox Business Network, he was The Family Man in real life. His family was everything to him and he would tell anyone who would listen about the love he had for them. His six grandbabies were the loves of his life and his absence will leave a gaping hole in their hearts for the rest of their lives. He was a devout Catholic and was always so proud to share his faith. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, James and Victoria Massi. He leaves behind his wife, Lynn Massi (Manzonie), three children, Dominic (Ashley), Genna and Robert (Diana); six Grandchildren, Dominic Jr., Addison, Gianni, Isabella, Noah and Luna; two brothers, Albert D. Massi (Eileen) and Jimmy D. Massi; countless nieces; nephews; cousins; and too many friends to count. We are confident he’s up there playing golf while looking down on all of us with that smile that can’t be forgotten and his loud commanding but loving voice talking to us, just waiting for us to join him. What a gift he was to the world and how lucky we all were to have had him for 67 years. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be sent to two of Bobs favorite charities that were near and dear to his heart, Building Homes for Heros https://help. buildinghomesforheroes.org/ campaign/bob-massi/c223585 or Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation http:// nvccf.org/donate/ To submit an obituary or memorial, please email [email protected] 702-224-5584 or call ‘BANNER year’ FOR Buds for more information. Barring late downpours, Death Valley National Park isn’t expected to see a wildfire “superbloom” similar to the one that erupted in 2016, but other desert areas in Southern Nevada, eastern California and southwestern Utah could soon be ablaze with color. Inches of rain above normal for past 60 days Zion National Park 1 2 4 6 8 12 Yosemite National Park St. George JOYCE MINAGIL Joyce Elaine Dietzko Minagil, 87, of Las Vegas died February 7, 2019. A 56-year resident of Las Vegas, she was born in Hartford, CT, February 20, 1931, daughter of Stephen R. and Gertrude Thomas Dietzko. She was office manager and bookkeeper for Colucci & Minagil Law Office for many years and was the widow of Kenneth C. Minagil, longtime Merchandising Manager for Anderson Dairy. Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Andrew Thomas Minagil. Survivors include sons, Stephen Minagil and Randall Minagil of Las Vegas; daughters, Suzanne Peterson of Clearwater, FL and Bonnie Curtner of Redlands, CA; grandsons, Martin Nevarez, Christopher Minagil and Sean Minagil of Las Vegas; granddaughters, Dana Minagil Williamson of Las Vegas and Savannah Peterson of Raleigh, Nc; and greatgrandsons, Noah Stephen Williamson and Micah Dylan Williamson of Las Vegas. Other survivors include a brother, Robert Dietzko of Dover-foxcraft, ME; niece, Donna Vincenti of Hartford, nephew, Stephen Dietzko of Guilford, CT; three great-nephews; and two greatnieces. Services will be at 1 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 5. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas 89119. At a later date, Joyce’s ashes, along with those of her husband, will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Molokai, HI. Kings Canyon National Park Valley of Fire State Park Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Death Valley National Park Las Vegas Lake Mead National Recreation Area Grand Canyonparashant National Monument Bakersfield Mojave Desert Mojave National Preserve Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Los Angeles Joshua Tree National Park Pacific Ocean 20 miles WES RAND Source: National Weather Service Las Vegas Review-journal ▶ In Loving Memory of DARRON SCOTT WALSH Aug. 19, 1967 Feb. 11, 2010 The only way to live, is to accept each minute as it really is - - an unrepeatable miracle. Grateful for the miracle of you and lessons learned. , Your Family
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