Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jill Zarin And Her Daughter Ally Shapiro Pay Emotional Tribute To Bobby Zarin On Second Anniversary Of His Death!

Jill Zarin penned an emotional tribute to her late husband, Bobby Zarin. The Real Housewives of New York City alum took to Instagram where she shared a handful of photos and videos of her late husband on the second anniversary of his death.

"What can I say that hasn’t been said or felt. How about the lessons Bobby Zarin taught me and that I use every day. I am sorry I never appreciated you as much as I should have. I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you too many times to count, to then say, “ I should have listened to Bobby”. You always knew who to trust and who to walk away from. Me.. not so much!," she wrote.

"You always had patience for me like my father still does and let me be me and knew I needed to learn the lessons myself sometimes the hardest way. You were the best listener and biggest giver. You would give the shirt off your back to people who needed it more. You define the word generous and never let me go a sleepless night with worry when if I knew what you knew, would keep me up for days. You made me feel beautiful even when I felt ugly and made feel smart when I would do not so smart things."

"You were the most loyal, warm and loving stepfather to my beautiful Allyson and would never “back me up” because the NUMBER 1 Bobby Zarin rule for a stepparent is don’t get involved! He always said Ally would forgive me for almost anything but if Bobby would say one cross word to her she would never forget. Of course, Bobby was RIGHT again," she continued. "That’s why Ally loved him so much. Bobby always knew the right thing to do in all situations. Bobby always said “Take the High Road” and one of his favorites was “it’s all good,” meaning don’t let anything upset you. Life is too short... he was sadly 100 % right again."

She added: "He would be very proud of my nephew Jonathan who every time he turns off the lights when he leaves a room acknowledges Bobby as teaching him that. I think of Bobby even when I put the toothpaste cap back on because I never did and he always reminded me to. Now I have to remember myself but don’t worry Bobby... I hear you!"







What can I say that hasn’t been said or felt. How about the lessons Bobby Zarin taught me and that I use every day. I am sorry I never appreciated you as much as I should have. I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you too many times to count, to then say, “ I should have listened to Bobby”. You always knew who to trust and who to walk away from. Me.. not so much! You always had patience for me like my father still does and let me be me and knew I needed to learn the lessons myself sometimes the hardest way. You were the best listener and biggest giver. You would give the shirt off your back to people who needed it more. You define the word generous and never let me go a sleepless night with worry when if I knew what you knew, would keep me up for days. You made me feel beautiful even when I felt ugly and made feel smart when I would do not so smart things. You were the most loyal, warm and loving stepfather to my beautiful Allyson and would never “back me up” because the NUMBER 1 Bobby Zarin rule for a stepparent is don’t get involved! He always said Ally would forgive me for almost anything but if Bobby would say one cross word to her she would never forget. Of course, Bobby was RIGHT again. That’s why Ally loved him so much. Bobby always knew the right thing to do in all situations. Bobby always said “Take the High Road” and one of his favorites was “it’s all good,” meaning don’t let anything upset you. Life is too short... he was sadly 100 % right again. He would be very proud of my nephew Jonathan who every time he turns off the lights when he leaves a room acknowledges Bobby as teaching him that. I think of Bobby even when I put the toothpaste cap back on because I never did and he always reminded me to. Now I have to remember myself but don’t worry Bobby... I hear you!
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Also, Jill's daughter Ally Shapiro also paid an emotional tribute to her late stepdad on the second anniversary of his death.  "When we were in the hospital I thought about the future, a time before you and after you, and how my life would be divided into those chapters. I would have to tell new people about you, and the lessons you taught us," she wrote. "But that really isn’t true. Everyone still knows you, the legend of the Great Bobby Zarin. Everyone asks about you. People come up to us and say, “what was Bobby’s famous one-liner?” Even mom yells your name at least once a day."

"Here are some things you missed in the passed two years: We sold the apartment and camp Zarin. Poppy Al and Ginger died. I lost some friends...I got my Master’s degree and a new job. I moved back from London and into my own apartment. I met the most incredible people and created real friendships. Mom moved into a new apartment and became a tennis addict," she continued. "We got Bossi, who you would have loved. We spend as much time in your favorite places, Miami and boca, as possible. Our friends got married and engaged. We spent the holidays with our second family. You would have loved seeing mom in all her glory at Bravocon. Everyone would have loved seeing you at Bravocon."

"But men like you are of a different time. They don’t make people like you anymore. A true gentleman with traditional and steadfast values and morals," she added. "You will be preserved forever as that person, who I was lucky to know for over twenty years, who raised me and took care of us as much as we took care of you. We love you and thank you ❤️"






When we were in the hospital I thought about the future, a time before you and after you, and how my life would be divided into those chapters. I would have to tell new people about you, and the lessons you taught us. But that really isn’t true. Everyone still knows you, the legend of the Great Bobby Zarin. Everyone asks about you. People come up to us and say, “what was Bobby’s famous one-liner?” Even mom yells your name at least once a day. Here are some things you missed in the passed two years: We sold the apartment and camp Zarin. Poppy Al and Ginger died. I lost some friends...I got my Master’s degree and a new job. I moved back from London and into my own apartment. I met the most incredible people and created real friendships. Mom moved into a new apartment and became a tennis addict. We got Bossi, who you would have loved. We spend as much time in your favorite places, Miami and boca, as possible. Our friends got married and engaged. We spent the holidays with our second family. You would have loved seeing mom in all her glory at Bravocon. Everyone would have loved seeing you at Bravocon. But men like you are of a different time. They don’t make people like you anymore. A true gentleman with traditional and steadfast values and morals. You will be preserved forever as that person, who I was lucky to know for over twenty years, who raised me and took care of us as much as we took care of you. We love you and thank you ❤️
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As previously reported, Bobby passed away at age 71 after a long battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. Jill confirmed in November 2016 that Bobby's cancer had returned. He was hospitalized in July 2017 due to complications from his illness.

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