NICOSIA – Robert J., on October 10, 2008, of Wantagh. Retired NYPD, Ex Chief and 25 year member of the Wantagh Fire Department. Beloved husband of Louise. Devoted father of Wendy Aviles (Jorge), Karen, Debra Barrett (Thomas), Kristy Mallol (Joseph) and Joseph. Loving son of Helene and the Late Robert Nicosia. Dear brother of Richard. Cherished grandfather of Alejandro, Isabella, Samantha, Madeline and Joseph. Reposing at the Wantagh Fire House Station #1, 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Fire Department Service Monday 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 11am at St. William the Abbot R.C. Church. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Attn: Gastric Cancer Research Fund, 633 Third Ave., 28th Floor New York, NY 10017 would be appreciated. Funeral entrusted to the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home.Published in Newsday on Oct. 11, 2008