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“He and Gail made a great pair. My late wife and I enjoyed their company when we all lived in Basking Ridge, NJ and continued when we (my current wife...Read More »
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Robert F. Sostilio.,President and CEO of Sostilio & Associates International, Inc., of Ocala, Florida died on August 12, 2017. He was born November 17, 1942 in Boston, the son of Natale and Louise Sostilio of Newton Highlands, MA and attended schools in Newton, Huntington Prep in Boston and the University of Maine at Orono. During the Vietnam era, he served as a winged crewman with helicopter Squadron Nine aboard the USN carriers Essex and Randolph. He was awarded aircrew wings in March 1966 and National Defense Service medal in 1967. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Legion Post 0027 of Marion County Florida. He is a Fourth Degree Knight and newsletter editor and member of the Knights of Columbus Council #9649 of Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Ocala, Florida and a member of John Paul I Assembly of Marion County. He was SAI's founder in 2002, the Senior Group Service Director at CAP Ventures, a market research firm; he held several positions at Ricoh Corp. including Director of Strategic Planning, Director of Product Marketing and Product Program Manager. He was the Associate Director at Dataquest's Copying and Duplicating Industry Service, and National OEM Manager for Panasonic Industrial Company's Office Automation Group. He was Senior Product Manager at Kyocera Mita, National Copier Service Manager for Monroe Systems for Business, Copier Service Manager for Cybernet International, International Service Manager for Saxon Export Corp. and Product Assurance Manager for Saxon Copystatics. He was the lead test technician on the gyro packages for the Apollo Space Program in 1970.

Mr. Sostilio attended the University of Maine and Broward Junior College. He has been honored with biographical profiles in Who's Who in Industry and Finance 1993-1994, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009 Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in America 1995-996, 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, and 2008-2009. As an accomplished Toastmaster, Mr. Sostilio keynoted many national and international conferences in the United States, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. He spoke at trade conferences and at office equipment dealer meetings as well as quoted in major international and US publications. He was the managing editor of Printout and CAPsule review and SAI's Digest and authored many articles ranging from color products to distribution of digital copying office equipment for various trade publications.

He is survived by Gail, his wife of 51 years, two sisters, Amy Jo White of Northborough, MA and Christine Buscemi of Needham, MA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sat Aug 19 from 9:15 to 10:15 AM in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church Newton Centre at 10:30 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery West Roxbury.