Robert E. affectionately known to many as RJ, Bob, Bobby, Jordano, of Scottsdale AZ passed away unexpectedly on Monday May 31st, 2021. Robert was born in Hackensack, NJ and was the son of Emile and Anna Jordano. Robert was so many things to so many people. Throughout his life he was a leader and protector, starting with being big brother to his four siblings, serving his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine service and serving his community as a Detective Sergeant as a ballistics specialist with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. Most importantly being the Patriarch of the Jordano family, he was the person everyone turned to for love, support, advice and a willing ear. He was a successful business founder and owner of Jordano Electric, Inc. and many real estate projects.
He had a natural charm and presence that drew people in and made them seek out advice. It was that charismatic personality and sense of humor that helped him succeed in everything he did and create friendships everywhere he went. His word was his bond and he believed you should always give a firm handshake.
Robert’s hard work provided him the ability to semi-retire early and enjoy a healthier and relaxed life style in Arizona with his wife Beverly. Never one to idle, Robert continued to work on real estate projects, establishing himself as a “go to” person for many others. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, lunch with friends, relaxing with a cigar and Netflix. Robert enjoyed attending many Super Bowls, Indy 500, car auctions, World Series, travelling to Europe and many states within the U.S.
Robert’s joy came from spending time with his family and friends in simple everyday events. He found his greatest pleasure simply by being at home with his wife Beverly. They did projects together, cooked, laughed, kissed and hugged all the time. Robert made his daughter Jennifer and grandsons AJ and Rocco a priority, staying connected through phone call videos, pictures and regular visits. Through all of his many accomplishments, it’s the love and support he gave to his family and friends that will be the most lasting legacy of his life.
Robert is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly Jordano, his daughter Jennifer Jordano Infantolino, her husband Anthony, grandsons AJ and Rocco, sisters: Aminta Rolland, Arlene Garris, Maggie O’Keeffe, her husband Ric and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter Robbin Jordano and brother Emanuel Jordano.
Visitation will be held on Thursday June 10, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, (vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. Robert’s funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday June 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 49 Vreeland Ave., Hackensack. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Park Cemetery in Hackensack. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberts name can be made to Building Homes For Heroes, 4584 Austin Blvd., Island Park, NY 11558 (www.buildinghomesforheroes.org/)
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