Robert Andrew McKelvie (Rob or Bob McKelvie) of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on March 3, 2018 at the age of 74 following a long illness. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Rob graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He attended Villanova University on a Navy scholarship, earning a B.S in Social Studies
with a major in political science. Upon graduation in 1965, Rob served five years as a Naval Officer which included four years on Destroyers out of Newport, Rhode Island, and a year in Vietnam as an advisor to the Vietnamese Navy where he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat V, as well as decorations from the Vietnamese Navy for his service. After Vietnam, Rob spent four years in graduate business studies at Temple University in Philadelphia with the help of the GI Bill. He worked at Philadelphia area advertising agencies for 15 years, in research and marketing services, before starting his own marketing research company.
Rob relocated to Fort Myers in 1997, where he worked in sales for the world’s leading provider of IT research and services, Gartner, Inc., from 1998 until retiring at the end of 2006.
In retirement Rob became a snow bird, living half the time in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland with his Scottish wife, Sandra, close to her family. When in Fort Myers, Rob was active with the Lee County Democratic Party, contributing mainly through his writing and advocacy for social justice, good government, and sound economic policies.
Rob was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Hagan McKelvie, and his father, Robert Millar McKelvie.
A loving husband, father, and brother, Rob is survived by his loving wife Sandra McKelvie, loving daughters Danielle McKelvie and Leah McKelvie, and his loving sister, Sr. Roberta Agnes McKelvie, OSF.
Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the
Bernadine Sisters for the good work that they do:
Bernadine Franciscan Sisters
c/o Sr. Roberta Agnes McKelvie, OSF
450 Saint Bernadine Street
Reading, PA 19607