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Veteran dentist killed while riding bike on Paris St. remembered as 'driven, tireless man'

Dr. Robert D’Aloisio, 85, was struck and killed by vehicle earlier this month
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The funeral for an 85-year-old Sudbury dentist Dr. Robert “Bob” D’Aloisio, who has been identified as the cyclist killed in a collision on Paris Street earlier this month, has been set for Sept. 16. (Supplied)

The funeral for 85-year-old Sudbury dentist Dr. Robert “Bob” D’Aloisio, who has been identified as the cyclist hit by a vehicle and killed on Paris Street earlier this month, has been set for Sept. 16.

Greater Sudbury Police have not released the cyclist's identity, but family members confirmed to Sudbury.com and other local media last week it was D'Aloisio who was killed in the crash.

He had practised dentistry in Sudbury for 60 years, and was an integral part of the city's dental emergency on-call service. He was also a landlord, owning several properties in Sudbury.

D'Aloisio was also known for his love of cycling, often using his bicycle to get around town.

“He was a very driven, tireless man dedicated to his family, profession, and fitness,” said his obituary. “He will be sadly missed by all of us and remain in our hearts forever.”

D'Aloisio is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, as well as six children, one foster child, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His funeral takes place at Our Lady of Hope Church in Sudbury starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maison McCulloch Hospice or Our Lady of Hope Building Fund. 

The collision that took D’Aloisio's life took place at around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4 on Paris Street, near the Birchglen Apartments.

The driver of the motor vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene before police arrival, but then returned a short time later.

The 25-year-old man who was driving the vehicle that hit D'Aloisio has been charged with fail to stop at the scene of an accident involving death and dangerous driving causing death.

Police are seeking witnesses to this event. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171, ext. 2417.



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