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In loving memory of
Robert James Vandewater
  • August 04, 1940
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  • July 08, 2017

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Bob passed away peacefully at home in New Smyrna Beach on July 8, 2017. Born in Moline, Illinois on August 4, 1940, Bob was raised in Iowa and Virginia. He graduated from Duke University with a BSEE degree and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Bob served as an officer in the US Navy as a navigator. For 40 years he was a design and sales engineer of commercial lighting in Florida.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Cyril and Ann VandeWater and his beloved son Tyler. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years Ginger, daughter Kristin (David) Taylor, brothers Dr James (Beverly) and William (Nina) and many nieces and nephews.

As requested, there will be no formal services. If desired, memorial donations in his name may be made to: Capital Therapy Dogs c/o Barbara Street 6331 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento CA 95831.


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  1. Susan Calvert lit a candle:
    12 Jul 2017
    Lit since July 12, 2017 at 7:45:00 AM

  2. Susan Calvert says:
    12 Jul 2017
    My deepest condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in the special moments you shared together and the beautiful memories you'll always carry with you in your hearts. With love, Susan

  3. John P VandeWater says:
    11 Jul 2017
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob. He was my first cousin on my father's side of the family. When we lived in the Quad Cities, Cy, Ann , Bob, Bill and Jim lived in Newton, IA. I don't remember seeing Bob after they moved to Staunton. He was 7 years older than me and was already enrolled at Duke. It sounds as if he had a full , productive life. God Bless and keep him.

  4. Kristin Taylor says:
    11 Jul 2017
    Thank you, Dad, for being my hero. I love you so much and will miss you every day.

  5. Paul & Barb Latimore says:
    11 Jul 2017
    So many wonderful trips and happy times we have had as couples. We will miss Bob's wonderful smile and dry since of humor. He will always be in our hearts.

  6. Debbie and Mike Dolfinger says:
    11 Jul 2017
    We are deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss. Our prayers, thoughts and friendship are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Rick & Bernadette Coberly posted an image:
    11 Jul 2017
    Fun Visit with Bob & Ginger March 2017.  We enjoyed many great vacations in New Smyrna and are thankful for the great friendship.  Bob will be missed but never forgotten.
    Fun Visit with Bob & Ginger March 2017. We enjoyed many great vacations in New Smyrna and are thankful for the great friendship. Bob will be missed but never forgotten.

  8. Phyllis J. Zumbrun lit a candle:
    11 Jul 2017
    Lit since July 11, 2017 at 7:27:13 PM

  9. Shelley & Darrin Vernale lit a candle:
    10 Jul 2017
    Lit since July 10, 2017 at 7:36:40 PM

  10. Shelley & Darrin Vernale says:
    10 Jul 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So sorry for such a great loss.

  11. Bill & Nina posted an image:
    10 Jul 2017
    With fondest remembrance of our brother reunion last year in St Augustine.
    With fondest remembrance of our brother reunion last year in St Augustine.

  12. Lora says:
    10 Jul 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss. The grief we experience when we lose a loved one is one of the most difficult things we go through. Please take comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) He also promises hope for the future at Revelation 21:3 & 4. Meditating on that hope may help you to cope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

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