Robert J. Bardi of Verona, formerly of Montclair, died peacefully at his home on July 5, 2021. He was 83.

Mr. Bardi was born in 1937 in Montclair to Sebastiano and Anna Bardi.  The youngest of five children, he went through the Montclair school system and graduated from Montclair High School in 1956. 

In 1959 he married Susan Pierce, and the couple had two children, Robert and Michael.




For over 40 years Mr. Bardi owned and operated Clairidge Airport  Service.  He was proud of the service his company provided in Montclair and surrounding communities and enjoyed meeting and talking with his interesting and sometimes famous clients.

To his family and friends he was known as a kind-hearted and generous person. His passion was traveling, and he traveled extensively over much of  Europe and the U.S.

Mr. Bardi is survived by his son, Robert A. Bardi (Sally); grandsons, Gregory Bardi (Kate) and Michael Bardi; granddaughter, Jessica Grigsby (Josh); great-grandson, Oliver Bardi; sisters, Rosalie Wavrek, Jean Bruno and Shirley Bardi, and six nieces and nephews and their families.  He was predeceased by his brother, Anthony,  and his son, Michael.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army in Montclair.