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Robert James Lunney

May 9, 1951 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 69)

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“Hutchins Automotive Salesman and Capitol Cleaners Laundry Deliveryman”


Robert J. “Rob”  Lunney, 69, of Niagara Falls, NY, lost his battle with Mylodyplastic Syndrome Bone Marrow Cancer Leukemia, Family (blood cancer) on November 12, 2020. He went through 33 months of chemo and over 30 blood transfusions, there is currently no cure for this type of cancer. Born on May 9, 1951 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late John C. and Dorothy (Mann) Lunney.


Rob more many hats during his career. His favorite positions were held at Hutchins Automotive at six corners, where he worked in sales and enjoyed interacting with customers for 21 years. Also working at Capitol Cleaners, taking care of all the retail delivery route customers and helping the Petrozzi Family for 17 years with running “Coats for Kids.” 


Survivors include his siblings, John (Diane Smith) Lunney of Lafargeville, NY, Valerie (late Richard) Marchetti of Easton, PA, Michael Lunney of Phoenix, AZ and Colleen (late Alan) Argy of Niagara Falls, NY. Colleen called him everyday to check in and keep him in the loop on what was going on with family and friends.  


Rob personally wanted to thank the many people that helped him, especially the last 3 years. Joe and Russ Petrozzi, Mike and Val Zafuto, Peter Fontanarosa of Fontanarosa Construction, Ray Koury, Missy McNamara, Joseph and Anthony Leone (Attorneys at Law), Jorge Colado, Delta Development for keeping St. Issac Jogues apartments so clean and disinfected, McDonalds on Pine Avenue, Sunoco on Pine Avenue, Dr. S. Nathan, Dr. Ramkumar and all the caring staff at RPCI Niagara and S4-NFMMC.


All services are private.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Michael R. Goodlander, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007).  Share condolences and memories at

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