Monday, February 24, 2014
Bob Minicucci of Westport died Feb. 6 at home. He was 71.
Born May 1, 1942, he grew up in the Bronx and Seaford, L.I.. As a young man, he had the opportunity to be an engineer on a large ship, sailing around the world.
He graduated in 1964 from the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, where he had been a championship wrestler, and went on to earn an MBA from Pace University.
After college, he joined IBM, where he held many positions. He stayed with the company for 26 years. Upon leaving, he founded Bottom Line Consulting to help businesses improve their expense management.
Over the years, he also conducted ethics training for Deloitte and Touche; partnered with his wife in their management consulting practice, IMP3, which focused on change management, management training and leadership development; and served as a trainer for the Connecticut Hospital Association.
His passion for doing good found an outlet through many local organizations. He was a past president of the Weston Kiwanis Club and one of its most valued members for more than 20 years.
He served not only on the club’s board of trustees, but also on the board of the club’s charitable arm, the Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation. Over the years, he established and ran several fundraising activities for the club, including the Weston Classic Golf Tournament and was a moving force in the Reservoir Run, a half-marathon.
Many people became members because of his tireless efforts to engage others in the club’s activities.
Besides volunteering with the Weston Kiwanis, he served on the boards of the Weston Historical Society and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. A mentor, wise counsel and good friend to many, he also helped several Eagle Scouts work towards their “Civics in the Community” and “Family Life” badges. At the Court of Honor for one of his scouts, he was honored with a Mentorship Pin.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Penny Pearlman; children Robert (Jennifer) Minicucci, John (Anita) Minicucci and Beth (Larry) Meinecke; stepson Justin (Lauren Adams) Pearlman; sister Joan (John) Cavalier; brothers Tom Minicucci and Rick (Nancy) Minicucci; and seven beloved grandchildren, Charlie, Henry and Chloe Minicucci, Jack and Stella Minicucci, Gemma Meinecke and Leo Pearlman.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at the Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield, Road, Weston.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1033, Weston, CT 06883.
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