Former RHONY Star Jill Zarin’s Husband Bobby Zarin, 71, Dies After Battle With Cancer

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March 29, 1946 – January 13, 2018



ZARIN–Robert, dedicated family patriarch, businessman, and community leader, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Born February, 27 1946 to Miriam and Harry Zarin on the lower east side, Zarin was a devoted husband to his loving wife Jill. Zarin is also survived by his adoring and adored children David (Jill Cohen), Jennifer, Jonathan, and stepdaughter Allyson, grandchildren Micah, Lila and Asher. Zarin was loved by all, including his sisters Lenore and Zina, his sister-in-law Lisa, his brothers-in-law Marty, and Bill, numerous nieces, nephews, and legions of devoting and loving friends. Funeral Services will be held this morning, Monday, January 15, 2018, at 10:00am at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, NYC.

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research Hosts Angel Ball 2016 - ArrivalsFormer Real Housewives Of New York star Jill Zarin‘s husband Bobby has died from cancer.

Jill announced the news in a family statement on her website, revealing that Bobby died on Saturday surrounded by his family.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”

The couple had been married for 18 years.

Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you… your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren . I will continue to raise money and awareness for ITOG ( international Thyroid Oncology Group) so maybe this won’t happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw. I will continue to honor you and make you proud . You taught me so many lessons. I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists now that you can’t remind me. Thank you to all our friends, family and fans for the most incredible love you have shown our family. The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks. I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill

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“We ❤️ Bobby. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful family and being the most incredible step-Dad anyone could ever ask for. I don’t remember a time without you, and you will not be forgotten. Every shot of patron, every time we listen to Hotel California, every vroom of a Ferrari you will be right there with us. You fought with dignity and courage, surrounded by all of us with love and respect till the very end. You can rest In peace now, we love you so much,” she wrote.

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Source: People Magazine

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