In Loving Memory of Bob Stover
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Stover, a devoted Christian and proud American, who departed from this earthly realm on September 7th, 2023. Bob’s legacy of faith, optimism, love for his family, friends, and country will forever remain etched in our hearts.
Born in Baltimore Maryland on March 13th 1949 to Robert Sr. and Vera Stover, Bob’s upbringing was steeped in Christian values. He loved the Lord deeply and considered himself immensely blessed by God. His parents, shining examples of Christian love and commitment, instilled in him the principles of faith and devotion. Bob held his mother in the highest regard, often referring to her as a saint.
Bob attended Woodlawn High School and later pursued higher education at the University of Maryland, where he studied Accounting. His studies laid the foundation for a successful career that would span sales management, marketing, investing, and entrepreneurship. His professional achievements were a testament to his hard work, determination, and business acumen. Bob took immense pride in being a citizen of the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. He recognized the opportunities and freedoms afforded to him here, always attributing his life’s ease to God’s grace. His unwavering patriotism and appreciation for the land he loved were evident in his daily life.
A man of simple pleasures, Bob had a deep love for music, and his mantra was “Life is Good.” He had an extraordinary ability to find happiness in the ordinary and encouraged those around him to do the same. His infectious optimism was best summed up in his favorite saying, “Acumamatadada. Don’t worry, be happy!!”
Bob’s faith brought him immense comfort and hope. He firmly believed that one day, he would reunite with his beloved family in Heaven, where they would dwell in eternal glory. This vision sustained him through life’s trials and challenges, and it continues to be a source of solace for those who mourn his passing.
One of Bob’s greatest joys in life was spending time with the love of his life, Martha, his children, his family, and his friends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Fort Myers, Florida. Their laughter and the love they shared during every cherished moment will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Martha Stover, their son, Dan Stover, and their daughter, Summer Strickland, along with his cherished grandchildren, Luchen and Briar Strickland. He is also survived by his sister, Lisa Rosendale, and his brother, Mark Stover.
As we bid our final farewell to Bob, let us remember his unwavering faith, his zest for life, and his hope for a heavenly reunion with all of his loved ones. While he may no longer be with us in the physical sense, his spirit will live on in our hearts, serving as a constant reminder to cherish life’s blessings and trust in the Lord’s plan. Bob, Dad, Pop-Pop, Uncle Bobby, and Brother to so many, you will be deeply missed, but your legacy will continue to shine brightly in our lives. May you rest in eternal peace.
Services to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th, 2023, at The Faith Center, 17650 S Tamiami Trail, Suite 212, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to The Faith Center in Fort Myers in Bob’s memory.
17650 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 212, Fort Myers, FL 33908