Robert “Bob” M. Moniz passed away on March 22, 2021 at the age of 80 in his retirement community, Stonecrest, in Summerfield, Florida. His battle with leukemia over the past few years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges. Despite the pain and constant visits to the medical center, he stayed strong and always had a smile and kind words for everyone he met.
Bob married the love of his life Janet at age 18. They were blessed with 61 years together and had three daughters, Elizabeth, Robin, and Lynda. His love and passion for his family was the heartbeat of his life.
Born in Rhode Island, he graduated from East Providence High School in 1958 and immediately joined the U.S. Air Force, serving until 1962. After his military service, he returned home and found his calling as a customer service representative for the Providence Gas Company where he worked for 34 years. Upon retiring, he fulfilled his dream of living in the warm, sunny state of Florida where he could enjoy relaxing and playing golf.
Bob was a special man. He had a way of making everyone he met feel welcome. He never met “strangers,” only friends he hadn’t yet met. No matter who you were or your standing in the world, he would find a way to make you feel appreciated – as if you were an old friend.
Bob was the beloved husband of Janet (born Rezendes) Moniz. He is also survived by his three daughters and their spouses: Elizabeth and John Carden, Robin Moniz Perry and Karen Marks, and Lynda Moniz and Scott Kisch; his six granddaughters: Kristen, Kerry (John), Lindsay (Steve), Samantha (Jorge), Brittney, Morgan; his two great-grandchildren: Sloan and Pearl; His sister Patricia Rambone and family; his cousin Jane Rambone and spouse Richard, and a host of long-time friends.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the leukemia society; or if able, a donation of blood in Bob’s honor.
To honor his memory, our family has created a website to celebrate his life and share some of our favorite moments with Bob.
Please visit: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/RobertMoniz/
We’d love for you to add your own memories with Bob or include a tribute to him on the website for us to look back on.