Robert W. Nappi, September 22

By on September 25, 2023

Robert W. Nappi, age 55, died peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023 at home surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Bob was born on April 4, 1968 in Schenectady, NY to Diane and the late Carl Nappi. Bob was a 1986 graduate of Niskayuna High School, in Schenectady, NY.

Bob and his wife Katie, found their “happy place” in Kill Devil Hills when they moved to the Outer Banks in 2019, where Bob worked as a construction supervisor. Bob was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.  He loved walks along the beach, searching for shells and cleaning up the garbage on the beaches of the Outer Banks.  He was extremely proud of his shell collection that decorates almost every room of their home. He loved to show off his record breaking deer head from his hunting days in Upstate NY.

If you knew Bob, you knew his quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor.  He would give the shirt off his back for anyone he cared about and his selflessness had no limits. He was a wonderful cook and enjoyed entertaining friends at their home. His larger than life personality meant that he never met a stranger! If you just needed a story, he had loads of them to share, although some may have been “fish tales.” Bob’s love for his wife Katie was clearly known as they were commonly known as “KatieBob”, everywhere they went.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Katie and their rescue dogs Harley and Bruno; his mother Diane, his daughters Jessica (Chip) MacLasco, Alyssa Nappi (Matt Harmych) and son Bobby Nappi; adored grandchildren, Rylee and Quinn; his siblings Michele (Joel) Saffer, John (Amy) Nappi and Christopher (Heather) Nappi; his nieces and nephews who he loved dearly, Gabby and Sean Saffer; Emily, Sarah, Cole, and Chase Nappi,  and Addison, Hayden and Peyton Nappi. Bob is predeceased by his father Carl Nappi.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bob’s Celebration of Life which will be held at Chili Peppers Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills Sunday October 1, 2023 from 4 pm to 7 pm. His life will also be honored back home in upstate New York Saturday October 14, 2023 from 3 pm to 7 pm as the Alplaus Volunteer Firehouse at 309 Alplaus Avenue in Alplaus, NY 12008.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family can make donations directly to the family in Bob’s honor to help offset all expenses from his long battle with pancreatic cancer.

With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of Gallop Funeral Services, Inc., 6917 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959. Please share condolences with the family at


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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