J. Menegaz, M.D., 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Sarasota on
Sep 11, 2020. "Doctor Bob" was a retired Naval Medical Officer who spent
most of his career at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born
in Weehauken, N.J., in the shadow of the Statute of Liberty and Ellis
Island, through whose gates his father, Enrico, had passed. Dr. Menegaz,
graduate of Georgetown and Georgetown University Medical School, is
survived by his loving wife, Donna, and his three children: Michelle and
her husband Michael; Gregory and his wife Virginia; and Glenn and his
partner Anna Herceg. He was beloved Nonno to Serena, Margaree, and
Hilary. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Donald Torello, his
sister-in-law Christine Santarsiero, and his nephew Gregg Santarsiero.
Bob, son of Enrico Menegaz and Mary Moglia Menegaz, is predeceased by
his sister, Eileen Chicketano, sister-in-laws Ann Marie Santarsiero and
Judith Torello, and brother-in-law, Frank Santarsiero. He practiced
internal medicine and cardiology until the age of 79, making house calls
on foot or by folding bike until his later years. Doctor Bob gave the
utmost care and comfort to his patients, many of whom donated generously
to Lenox Hill in his name.
Doctor Bob lived the American dream,
working hard to pay his way through college and medical school yet
always mindful of his humble roots. He was very bright with great humane
instincts, had a simple way of communicating, whether it be medical
advice to patients, training residents, or teaching life lessons to
close family and friends. We that survive him are eternally grateful and
profoundly influenced by his presence in our lives.
Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at
Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236. It can be
viewed via livestream from the church website. A graveside service with
Military Honors begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810
State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. It can be viewed via Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/RobertToaleAndSons/.