Sept. 11, 1946-July 1, 2017
In announcing the passing of his dear friend and colleague, Robert “Bob” Fasano, Jim Franco, owner of Autologue, shared the following with customers:
“In life, we are told, if you end up with a handful of ‘real friends’ that will be with you ‘no matter what,’ then you are truly blessed. I’ve been blessed to have a number one best friend, who would do anything, for me, our company and our customers, for more than 30 years.
His commitment, positive attitude and generous disposition to help people and businesses be more successful was unparalleled. His industry knowledge, his passion and his ability to solve problems with technology was beyond impressive.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of one of our most valuable and outstanding team members, Bob Fasano. My dear friend Bob, 70 years young, suffered a stroke and never regained consciousness. On a positive note, he was here one moment and in God’s arms the next.
Those who knew Bob, knew him as a person of excellence, who would go above and beyond to help his customers and teammates. His wisdom, sincerity and enthusiasm made all of our lives richer and better. He was the one who made you free truly special. Bob helped make you the best you could be. He was my hero! In fact, he was my mentor and personal adviser and has been a tremendous contributor to the success of Autologue.
Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We will miss him more than words can ever express. He was not just our co-worker, but also our good, good friend.
God bless everyone and remember, life is short, so make the best of each and every day by being a blessing like Bob was.”
– Jim Franco and the Autologue Family
Robert “Bob” Anthony Fasano, 70, passed away on July 1, in Tempe, Arizona. He is survived by his four children Anthony, Michael, Noelle and Leanna, and their spouses, Margaret, Michelle, Vince and Brandon; nine grandchildren: Ashley Marie Fasano, Nicholas Robert Fasano, Tyler Ryan Bergstrom, Makenzie Lynn Bergstrom, Lauren Elizabeth Fasano, Christopher Michael Fasano, Donovan Michael Thelander, Kassidy Rae Thelander, and Aubree Josephine McCoy; his brothers Bruno Fasano and Joseph Fasano. He was preceded in death by his brother Vincent Fasano and his parents, Bruno and Josephine Fasano.
Fasano was born in 1946 in Chicago. He graduated from Forest View High School in 1964. He spent 1966-‘68 serving in the Army as an E-4 specialist who was awarded a sharpshooter medal, as well as a good conduct medal. Upon his honorable discharge from the army, Fasano married Cynthia DeOrio in 1969. They settled in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where they raised their four children.
In 1988, Bob and Cindy decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona. Fasano enjoyed living in a state with constant sunshine and beautiful weather. He was an avid tennis player, and Arizona’s warm climate was the perfect environment for him. In 1990, Fasano, along with his sons, opened Century Automotive in Tempe, Arizona. In 2005, he accepted a position with Autologue and was heavily involved in the auto parts software industry at the time of his passing.
Fasano was well-known for his sense of humor, generosity and large personality. He was a friend to everyone. His loss will be deeply felt by many.
In lieu of flowers, the Fasano family asks that you consider a donation to lls.org as a personal tribute to Robert Fasano to support leukemia research in honor of Robert’s brother, Vincent.