Finding Robert Baron: Family Makes Appeal for Information


OLD FORGE — A family from Lackawanna County is desperate for information about their father’s disappearance.

Two months have now passed since Robert Baron vanished from the family’s pizza restaurant in Old Forge.

Ghigiarelli’s Pizza on Main Street in Old Forge has remained closed since Baron was reported missing on January 26.

Now, two months later, his wife, son, and two daughters say they still have very little information about what happened to Robert.

A family missing the center around which they all orbit — that’s how Maria, Nicole, Brittany, and Robert Baron Jr. have felt since late January.

“It’s torture,” said Nicole Baron. “I feel like someone is killing me but just not finishing the job. I mean, two months feels like it’s been two years.”

It’s been two months since their husband and father, Robert Baron, vanished. Old Forge police believe he disappeared from the pizza restaurant the Baron family has owned since the 1960s.

His wife of more than 30 years says Robert ran the business on a strict routine. He sometimes slept in an apartment above Ghigiarelli’s so he could meet the dough delivery at 7 a.m.

“He left around 10:25 that night , January 25th, and that was the last time I saw him. My son called me at 9:05 on January 26th and said, ‘Mom, do you know where Dad is?’ I said, ‘what do you mean where is Dad?’” recalled Maria Baron.

“I`d go home at 10:30-11:00 every night since I`m in my mid teens. The next morning I would see my dad at 8:00 and we would do the dough before we would do anything else,” Robert, Jr. added. “That`s why I knew something was strange. Even if he had gone somewhere that morning, he would have informed me.”

What Robert Baron Jr. found that morning was the dough delivery left at the back door and no sign of his dad.

Police were involved a few hours later. Court papers show that inside Ghigiarelli’s they found…

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