Robert J. Carrasquillo

Robert James Carrasquillo, 65, of Whitehouse, OH, died June 4, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH.

He was born December 13, 1948 in Albany, NY to Felipe and Ruth (Donar) Carrasquillo. Robert was a loving husband, dedicated father, and family was his first priority. Robert was a true gentleman, having learned well from his father, and it was important that he pass this trait on to his son, and for his daughters to be treated with respect. He raised his children to be compassionate, strong, and independent. Robert was a loyal friend and could put anyone he met at ease.

He was a staunch union brother, beginning his career with the former Re-tail Clerks Union, now the UFCW, in 1977 and retiring in 2001. During his career, he served as Director of Organizing for the Toledo local, the state of Indiana, and retired as Organizing Director from the Grand Rapids, Michigan local. Robert was a passionate advocate for the working class, focusing his efforts on improving conditions for working men and women to the point of being named Organizing Director of the Year for the state of Ohio. Robert was especially proud that he played a significant role and served on the committee responsible for bringing the Labor Day Parade back to the streets of downtown Toledo.

Robert was also an avid sports fan, whether rooting for his children at their sporting events and performances, or watching his Browns lose season after season. Robert was an especially ardent Michigan fan, he loved the maize and blue, so we invite any fans to wear their maize and blue to the visitation and service. Go Blue!

Robert is survived by his wife, Joanne (White), and children, Danielle Carrasquillo, Sara (Joshua) Atkinson, and Andrew (Ashley) Carrasquillo and sister, Shirley (Daniel) Drozdiel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, White-house, OH. A Memorial service will follow at 7:00pm. Memorial contributions can be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Diabetes Association. To leave an online memory please visit He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts!