Nicholas Roberto, 90, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully at home Aug.16, 2014. He was born in Greenwich, Conn., son of Rocco and Incornato (Pennella) Roberto. He served his country with the U.S. Army Air Corp in the Battle of the Bulge. Prior to moving to Cape Coral in 1995, he was a PGA Professional in Connecticut, employed by Round Hill Country Club as an assistant professional for 19 years and Bruce Golf Course as head golf pro for 25 years. He was a member of the Professional Golfers' Association of America for over 60 years. Teaching and playing the sport of golf was his passion and he instructed many athletes and celebrities. In retirement, he continued instructing young newcomers to the game by volunteering with the free junior golf clinic at Coral Oaks Golf Course.
He was past president of the Connecticut Club, member of the Cape Coral Civic Association, Glenville Seniors, 9th District Vets and Retired Men's Association of Greenwich.
He was preceded in death by his brother Thomas.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Elizabeth C. (Capalbo) Roberto; two sons, Nicholas (Nancy) and Steven (Loni); grandson, Michael (Ashley); and sister ,Rose Morello (Anthony).
Services will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 21, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow the services at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice or Gulf Coast Humane Society.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share thoughts and memories for his family.