Robert James Buhlmaier passed away on June 02, 2019 after a brief, yet valiant fight against a very aggressive metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, which had only been diagnosed 6 weeks prior. Robert was born on August 26, 1939 & raised in the Bronx. He served in the United States Air Force & then was employed by Pan American Airways at JFK International Airport for over 30 years, working his was up to upper management before retiring in 1991. While at Pan American he met & fell in love with another Pam Am employee. Robert married his loving & adoring wife Danuta Buhlmaier (Sawicki) over 30 years ago at JFK airport chapel. He was a kind & gentle man who was loved & respected by everyone he met & all who knew him. A gentle giant with a heart of gold. A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm at Hess-Miller Funeral Home 64-19 Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village, NY 11379. A military honor ceremony will occur at the burial, Mt Olivet Cemetery, a date yet to be determined.