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Official Obituary of: Robert Kanoff, 67, on September 16, 2021

Robert Kanoff, 67, on September 16, 2021

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Robert Kanoff, 67, died Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.  He was husband of Josie Persechino.

Born March 9, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Irving and Alice Jean (Curie) Kanoff.

Robert lived in Philadelphia throughout his life until moving to North Attleboro in retirement.  He was a graduate of Washington High School in Philadelphia.

He worked as a salesman and later Senior Vice President in the toy industry.  Robert worked his way up from a stockboy at a local toy store to becoming the top toy salesman in the world and Sr. Vice President at Galoob and was featured on 60 Minutes.

He was passionate about all Philadelphia sports teams, but especially loved the Phillies and professional wrestling: WCW, WWE and WWF Wrestling.

Above all he loved spending time with his children and grand children.

In addition to Josie, he is survived by two sons: Ryan Kanoff and wife Velesia, Andrew Kanoff and wife Erin; and three grandchildren: Dylan, Victoria and Ryleigh Kanoff. 

Services will be private.

 

 

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  • Robbie was a legend in the toy industry and more importantly a supporter and friend as I started my agency in Canada Rest In Peace my friend hugh 

  • Robbie was a very special person, I enjoyed every moment I was able to be his friend.
    it was an honor to work and share life with Robbie.
    may he Rest In Peace knowing how many people love him, 

  • Robbie was a very special person, I enjoyed every moment I was able to be his friend.
    it was an honor to work and share life with Robbie.
    may he Rest In Peace knowing how many people love him, 

  • Very sorry to hear about Robby.  We grew up together at ponnocks and were good friends. Every time I hear tweedle dee on the radio I think about him and smile.  He was a funny kid.  Rip and condolences to his family.

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  1. Very sorry to hear about Robby.  We grew up together at ponnocks and were good friends. Every time I hear tweedle dee on the radio I think about him and smile.  He was a funny kid.  Rip and condolences to his family.

  2. Robbie was a very special person, I enjoyed every moment I was able to be his friend.
    it was an honor to work and share life with Robbie.
    may he Rest In Peace knowing how many people love him, 

  3. Robbie was a very special person, I enjoyed every moment I was able to be his friend.
    it was an honor to work and share life with Robbie.
    may he Rest In Peace knowing how many people love him, 

  4. Robbie was a legend in the toy industry and more importantly a supporter and friend as I started my agency in Canada Rest In Peace my friend hugh 

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