Robert “Bob” Matthews, 75, passed away April 20, 2014 in the comfort of his home.
Bob as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born December 26, 1938 in Washington D.C. to the late Amy May Ruck. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy. Bob worked as a Technician for 3M until his retirement. Bob had a soft heart and never met a stranger. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed playing card games on the computer as well as with his friends. Every Sunday he enjoyed breakfast with his close group of friends. He enjoyed a good western movie in the comfort of his recliner. Bob will always be remembered as loving companion, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his devoted companion of 30 years, Millie Robinson; four sons: Robert Matthews and wife Nikki, Robert, Ronald. Ryan Robinson; daughter, Rebecca Robinson; sister, Susan M. Tester; brother, George E. Ruck; nine grandchildren: Kevin, Amber, Jon Ryan Robinson, Christina Lay, Alli and Daniel Heisler, Ryan Milligan, and Jamie Gaston and Katherine Strange; three nieces: Amanda Tester, Katherine Jewell and Cheree Ruck; and special friends, Charles Shiflett, Claudette Tennyson and their families. Bob is preceded in death by a brother, John E. Ruck, III.
A celebration of life will be held at 6:30pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations. Please share your condolences with the family at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com
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So sorry to hear about Bob…..he was a wonderful person and I am so thankful I met him. May God give you all peace at this most difficult time, prayers and hugs!!
Elaine and Frank
Bob you touched many people’s life, you are more of our family then just a friend. We will be missing you so much. Every night since you started feeling bad the girls make sure they remember you in there prayers. May you rest in peach. Love and miss ya Nita
Life is a precious thing, you never know when you’re going to lose
it. Live life while you can, because you never know which second is
going to be your last.
Bob,You went to heaven today to be with the Lord…, I will not say
goodbye, I will only say so long, You are in our hearts forever, I
will miss you, my friend!
So sorry millie, I had no idea bob was ill. I no he will be missed for sure, even thou i only knew him for a short while i know he was loved by all who knew him. I’m sure his sister will be lost with out him, they were so much alike. He was always there for her. Such a great man and always ready to help anyone who needed it. Love you and keep in touch..will send my prayers for you. deloris
I did not see Bob often and did not know him well, but I will remember him for his gentleness and goodness. My deepest sympathies to Bob’s family and friends who will miss him so very much.