Visitation for Robert “Bob” Darino, 91, Orlando, FL, who went to be with the Lord, on October 6, 2016, at the Hospice Unit at ORMC, will be from 8:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811. Mass will follow the visitation at St. Andrews church, 801 N. Hastings Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811, at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Darino, a native from New York City, NY, moved to the Orlando, FL, area in 1982 with his beloved wife, Muriel, his two sons, and one daughter. While in New York, he worked as Director of Physical Plant at Stoneybrook University in Long Island from 1967-1982. He served in the U. S. Army as a combat engineer from 1943-1945. He was wounded in 1944 and received the Purple Heart medal, as well as many other medals including the French Legion of Honor Medal which is considered the highest award among France’s military and civilian medals. Receiving it means a veteran served in combat in Central France from 1943-44, participated in the Normandy invasion, and was given other notable medals, such as the Purple Heart. Miraculously surviving a jeep accident caused by a tank hit, Robert briefly stayed at a hospital in England to recover from his injury and was asked to educate soldiers about the war’s intricate mines. He finally received his discharge papers to go home on December 19, 1945. He was a long-time active member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he also served as an usher. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Orlando, FL. Mr. Darino will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel Darino, of 68 years, and son Robert E. Darino. He is survived by his loving son, Randolph Darino, Port Orange, FL, daughter, Linda Dorak, Orlando, FL, his daughter in laws, Debbie Darino, Port Orange, FL and Nubia Darino, St. Augustine, FL, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Arrangements are under the direction of Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, FL.