Robert Farina

Obituary of Robert Joseph Farina

Robert Joseph Farina

Passed away on December 29th, 2022 at Abbott Hospital at the age of  62.  He was a resident of Summit House on Groveland Ave.

Born on January 17th, 1959 in Jersey City, NJ, He was the loving son of Gloria Farina and Arthur Farina.

Rob, lived in Vancouver Canada for half of his life before moving to Florida to be with his family. It was in Florida that he met his wife Eva Farina, her two daughters, and granddaughter. Rob took on the role of father and family man for the rest of his time on this earth and was loved by many.

Rob was a stock car race driver for his entire life at all the local race tracks in the places he lived. Rob did demolition derbies, and stunt driving, with one of his most intense stunts being strapped to the hood of a car as it was driven through fire. Rob loved the thrill of racing and in his later years still loved to watch Nascar Races at the track in Daytona, FL or on T.V. In addition to racing, Rob was a DIY man and loved watching HDTV and telling his family "Hey we can do that!" Despite being color blind, Rob had an eye for color and loved working around the house and making things look better then they did before. 

Survived by: Mother Gloria Farkas, Step Father Les Farkas and Sister Joann Van Winkle, of Port Saint Lucie, FL. His wife of 21 years Eva Farina who lives in Minneapolis, MN.  Stepdaughter Julia Greene of Port Saint Lucie, FL. Stepdaughter Jaclyn Wright and her husband Shane Wright of Orlando, FL.  Stepdaughter Danielle Walsh and her husband Aaron Walsh of Langley, BC.  Stepson Jason Renker and his wife Courtney Anne Renker of Langley, BC. Son Nick Canessa of Aldergrove, BC.  Granddaughter Taylor Greene of Orlando, FL.  Granddaughters Payton and Parker of Langley, BC. Granddaughter Nova Renker of Langley, BC. Nieces Sarah Van Winkle of Salisbury, Maryland. and Jessica Van Winkle of Orlando, FL.  Brother Michael Clay, Wife Shanna, 2 daughters Natasha and Malasche of Florence Arizona.

A celebration of life was held at the Summit House Community Room. Long distance family joined in through zoom.

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