Robert Lawrence Giaquinta, age 73, of Demorest, formerly from the Batesville community, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Piedmont Hospital in Athens. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on April 29, 1949. He was a 1967 graduate of Lincoln high School. Robert worked many years for Scovill Fasteners in Clarkesville, GlobalTech in Cornelia and most recently for Ingles in Clarkesville, as a bagger where he had the opportunity to meet and speak with frequent shoppers.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marcella Giaquinta: parents, Carl and Beulah, brothers, Charles, Carl J. (Jim), and Dennis, and sister, JoAnn Giaquinta, and son Anthony Giaquinta. He is survived by his two sons, Mike (Katrina) Giaquinta of Clarkesville, and Charles (Beth) Giaquinta of Demorest, and Papa to two granddaughters, McKenna Giaquinta and Kali Giaquinta, one brother, John Giaquinta, Canton, Ohio, as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Old Nacoochee Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Franklin and Pastor Duane Eller officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Nacoochee Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Cleveland Funeral Home.