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Robert Bowes
  • September 28, 1967
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  • August 31, 2021

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Robert James Bowes, age 53, of Longwood, FL passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on August 31, 2021.  Robert was born on 9/28/1967 in Waterbury, CT. 

Robert was preceded by his father William Bowes, mother Arlene Stafstrom and stepfather Terry Stafstrom. 

Robert enjoyed target shooting, exotic cars with a particular fancy for Lamborghini’s and Ferraris, and spending time on the water in his kayak with a fishing pole in his hands.  Robert’s true love was his wife of 8 years, Carmine Bowes who came into his life just as he began his journey with cancer 11 years ago and stayed by his side throughout.   Robert was an extraordinary man to all that knew him, genuine to the bone, smart as a whip, and someone who would help anyone or fix anything that needed fixing. 

Robert is survived by his brother William Bowes and daughter Courtney Bowes both of FL, his stepchildren, Katelyn and Michael Smith (Ganeisha Cruz) of CT,  niece, Jessica Bowes and nephew, Brandon Bowes, Robert also leaves behind his extended family from Holy Cross Lake Mary, FL where Robert worked as the facilities manager and his beloved little pup Hailey who sat by his side the last few months.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the many people who assisted them during Roberts battle against cancer at Cancerbank.org, Hospice of the Comforter Altamonte Springs,  Advent Health Cancer Institute, Advent Health Radiation Oncology at Central Florida, the entire congregation at Holy Cross Lake Mary and staff at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Roberts memory by making donations to Cancerbank.org

A celebration of life will be held at Holy Cross Lake Mary at the convenience of the family.


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  1. Tracy & Eric Lees says:
    12 Sep 2021
    Carmine, Although we never met Rob, we felt your love for each other through your sharing. Eric and I have that same Divine love of Twin Flames...know that Love endures, forever.

  2. Tracy & Eric Lees lit a candle:
    12 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 12, 2021 at 9:06:27 AM

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    08 Sep 2021
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  7. Mark / Mary Hotz says:
    05 Sep 2021
    Rob was a dear friend whose memory will be in our hearts forever.

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    05 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 5, 2021 at 9:40:50 PM

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  11. Cruz family says:
    03 Sep 2021
    Our deepest condolences 2 u Carmine & the family

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  14. Bob/Lori Bieber says:
    03 Sep 2021
    Bob said if could have ever picked a brother it would be Robert. I always considered him my brother. 40 years is a long time to have a friend like that. “Brothers” got in trouble growing up and stand next you when you get married that was Robert to both of us. We love and miss you. Bobby and Lori

  15. Lydia M. Lopez says:
    03 Sep 2021
    My most sincere condolences Carmine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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  24. Paul Hoyer says:
    02 Sep 2021
    Rob and I shared many interests. We loved cars and working on them, beer and drinking it, building things and fixing things. We both loved helping people and one of my best memories of Rob is when we went together to South Florida with others from church and worked to repair mobile homes that had been flooded. You might think that cancer won, but I think that Rob beat Cancer by the way he lived and lived these last 11 years!

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  31. Denise Thompson says:
    02 Sep 2021
    Rob was truly an amazing man. I'm very thankful that I had the opportunity to know him. Lifting you and your family in prayers of comfort and strength.

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  37. Ray Jackson says:
    02 Sep 2021
    Robert and I were on the track team at Lake Mary High. He was way better at the hurdles than I. He was my track brother. I was blessed to reconnect with Robert and meet his lovely bride Carmine. Sleep in Peace my friend. Until we meet again.

  38. Mike Bowes lit a candle:
    02 Sep 2021
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  43. Michelle Kollas says:
    02 Sep 2021
    We had the honor to call Rob family and friend. You will be truly missed. God just got a great person who will forever watch over Carmine. ❤❤

  44. Anna Gagnon Clement lit a candle:
    02 Sep 2021
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  47. Allison says:
    02 Sep 2021
    Carmine my heart goes out to you and your Family. Rob was such a great guy.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Allison O’Connor

  48. Barb Cooley says:
    02 Sep 2021
    Rob was my true friend. The kind of guy that told you like he saw it but had a heart of gold! It has been my pleasure knowing him these past 6 years while working at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. When we saw the red van, his car or the white truck pull in, we knew Rob was here to fix it! We had endless conversations abput fishing, kayaks and car. He and Carmine became a part of our family.

  49. Alicia Powell lit a candle:
    02 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 2, 2021 at 9:19:54 PM

  50. Alicia Powell says:
    02 Sep 2021
    The world isn’t as good without Rob, as tough a man as there ever was and a good person!
    Ed and Denise Powell

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