Robert Joseph Genova, 58, of Centreville, MD died at his home on April 6, 2014. Born on February 13, 1956 in Glen Cove, NY, he was the son of the late Angelo and Anna Zaremba Genova. He was a 1974 graduate of Glen Cove High School on Long Island, NY. He met the former Yvonne Eugene at a hockey convention in August 1981. They married in October 1984, and made their home in Laurel, MD. In 1991, the Genovas opened The Christmas Goose with other family members, which they owned and operated until 2012. They moved their family, which now included Brent and Abigail, to the Eastern Shore in August 1996. As a life-long avid hockey player, he played in men’s leagues in Montgomery County and Easton, MD as well as Harrington, DE. He loved coaching his son’s sports teams and was an enthusiastic “cheer dad” at his daughter’s cheerleading events. He loved to cook for friends and family. He was a fun-loving co-worker at Shapiro and Duncan, as well as at The Christmas Goose. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Genova, of Centreville, MD; son, Brent Robert Genova and his wife, Ashley, of Denton, MD; daughter, Abigail Marie Genova of Centreville, MD; brother, Joseph Robert Genova and his wife, Pat, of Dix Hills, NY; his mother- and father- in- law, Doris and Gerard Eugene; his sisters- and brothers- in-law: Reneé Saunders, Michael Eugene, and his wife, Rose, and Stephen Eugene and his wife, Reneé; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD. Friends and family may visit beginning at noon with a memorial service starting at 2 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311, www.diabetes.org.
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