Robert Paul Cipriano, an Agoura Hills resident and business owner, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013, at the far too young age of 56.
Born on October 23rd, 1956 in Encino, California, to Ernest and Claire Cipriano, he grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Taft High School. Following graduation he attended Cal State Northridge while working full-time, obtaining a degree in business. He then followed his first passion, that of building a business. Over the course of three decades he founded and ran several successful companies dealing in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial and packaging supplies.
He married his first wife, Nancy McFarlane, in 1978. They had two children, Cody, 28, a former professional baseball player and current president at the company his father named after him, and Casey, 25, a software engineer and business owner in his own right. He later married his current wife, Cheryl Mostardi, in 2011.
In addition to being a loving husband, father and successful business owner, Bob was, for many years, prominent in the youth baseball community. He approached this endeavor with the same ambition and determination to succeed that he had in his business career. He coached his sons and many all-star teams, including a national championship team.
Bob is survived by his parents, his wife Cheryl, his sons Cody and Casey, step-daughters Cherich and Charli, his former wife Nancy and six siblings, Patricia, Jerry, Barbara, Bill, Eileen, and Cathleen as well as seven nieces and nephews.