It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert M. Biondi on October 7. Dr. Biondi founded FCAAIA years ago. He was our friend, colleague, mentor, and modest leader at FCAAIA. Dr. Biondi loved the practice of allergy and loved his patients. He never stopped studying and learning about allergy and immunology. He was recognized by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as a distinguished clinician before his retirement several years ago. It was, perhaps, his proudest professional moment.
Dr. Biondi was an avid reader with a wealth of knowledge on a multitude of topics. We never tired of hearing his tales of his days in the armed forces as a young pediatrician and as a neophyte allergist when he moved to Norwalk so many years ago.
Bob loved spending time with his wonderful and loving wife Sue and they enjoyed his too brief retirement together in New Jersey. His three children, Nick, Paul, and Mike often visited Bob and Sue on Martha’s Vineyard with the daughters-in-law and grandchildren of whom he was so proud. He loved every minute with them and boasted of needing a vacation when he came back to work after the whole family visited.
We will miss Bob Biondi, a truly wonderful man.