Robert A. Venezia

Robert A. Venezia

Robert (Bob) Anthony Venezia, 45, of Alexandria died December 30, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 13, 1973 to Robert and Rosemary (Muehlfeld) Venezia in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bob received a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was the Senior Vice President, and Head of Finance of Sales for SuperChannels, SCC at Oath, and Verizon Media Services. He was also a faithful member of St. Mary’s Basilica, Alexandria, VA.

Bob cared so much about his family and friends. He guided, supported, and helped so many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, SJ and Palma Rose Venezia, and Carl and Margaret Muehlfeld.

Bob is survived by his parents, Robert and Rosemary Venezia; devoted husband, Jack R. Shoptaw, III; siblings, Joseph Venezia, and Andrea Venezia Whitworth; and six children, Adrianna, Matthew, Nicholas, and William Venezia, Isabell and Reese Shoptaw.

The family will receive friends from 7pm to 9pm, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St. Alex. VA 22314. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am, Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s Basilica, 310 S. Royal St. Alex. VA 22314, followed by interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alex. VA. A Celebration of Life will be from 12pm-3p at Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town Alexandria.

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Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron St. Alex VA 22314


7:00pm - 9:00pm


St. Marys Basilica


10:30am - 11:30am


Ivy Hill Cemetery

2823 King St. Alexandria VA


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Condolence Messages

  1. BL Qualls says:

    To the family and friends,
          I am very sorry to here of the loss of your loved one.
           Where can we receive comfort when we grieve? 2Corinthians 1:3,4 in the Bible says:   ” Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”   God comforts us by letting us know what happens to our loved ones when they die and gives us hope that hey will be brought back to life.  To see proof of this from your Bible ask any one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to show you.
            Also you can see a short vedio “Is There Hope for the Dead?”

  2. Matt Courson says:

    I was saddened to hear of your loss and want to express my deepest sympathy. Bob was my manager at Oath / Verizon and he was not only a great manager but also a great person. He was always so quick to help whenever I had a question or needed support. I really respected the way he approached things and how he was able to work so well with everyone. He regularly spoke of his family and I could tell how important they were to him. Everyone really enjoyed working with Bob and we will all miss him a great deal.

  3. Thomas L. Cropper says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I am at a loss for words but will keep all the family in my prayers, Leo Cropper

  4. Don and Carlene George says:

    Rosemary and Bob, We are so very sorry to hear about your son’s passing. We are praying God will comfort you both and all of your family, as only He can, during this extremely difficult time. Love, Don and Carlene George

  5. philip and christine siebenaler says:

    Dear Bob, and family,
    so very sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,love phil and christine

  6. Connie Welly Muehlfeld says:

    ROSEMARY And Family !!!Please know I am keeping you in my prayers and close to my heart . May God surround you with his BLESSINGS. CONNIE WELLY Muehlfeld

  7. Carol (Aswchliman) & Herb Burdick says:

    Oh, Rosemary, I’m so sad that your son passed. My prayers are with you, your husband and family. May God give you all strength to endure.

  8. Andrea Mattei says:

    Love you forever Bob!!

  9. Marie Dick says:

    Stacey and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your brother rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. Sympathy and Prayers for all. Marie & Mike Dick

  10. Sheila B. says:

    May all of you find peace and comfort after his transition. The assurance of His love shared will guide through this loss.

  11. Diane Mielcarek says:

    So sorry to hear about Bobs recent death. Our love and Sympathy to all. Diane and Dick Mielcarek.

  12. Hallihan Family says:

    There is and always will be only one Bob Venezia. He was so special in so many ways. Very proud to have known him and call him a friend. Our hearts and prayers are with his entire family. We love you Bob and will miss you terribly. RIP!

    The Hallihans

  13. Cindy S Ozog says:

    Rosemary 🥀
    I just want to let you know I’m praying for you, and your family. I am so so sorry.
    I send you love and hugs my sweet loving friend.

  14. JoAnn DeCesaris says:

    So very sorry, praying for all of your family.

  15. Mia Venezia Anderton says:

    Bob, or Bobby as i affectionately called him, greatly valued the life story of others. I believe it was this quality that allowed him to climb the corporate ladder. He never forgot my kids birthdays, my anniversary, and other important details about my life. thought it was just me, but as I’m reading others comments, I see that Bob remembers many peoples birthdays, and anniversaries, and important life events. Bob cared about others. His empathy set him apart. I often marveled that many times, when i would need advice, unlike many others, Bob would listen the the various dynamics that influenced the situation and patiently inquired until he felt he understood all angles. I think this is why his advice was so solid. I will miss having him on my side. Life won’t be the same. I’m praying he will guide me from heaven. Thank you Bob for the laughs….until we meet again…Mia

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