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Robert (Bobby) D. Roper  

Robert (Bobby) D. Roper

November 8th, 1947 – January 5th, 2017

Robert (Bobby) D. Roper, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2017.

Bobby was born November 8th, 1947 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, PA. Bobby was a 1967 graduate of Christiana HS. Very caring and loving hence he donned the nickname of “Bobby Love”. After graduating, Bobby served in the Army with a tour with 572nd Engineer Company in Vietnam, earning 3 bronze stars as well as several other accommodations. After the service Bobby used the skills he learned repairing large engine diesel equipment to work as a diesel mechanic, first in Scranton, PA and finishing out this career with M&G Trucking of Newark, DE where he was a member of Teamsters Local 326. Bobby was loved by most everyone who knew him for his kindness, caring, and crazy sense of humor. He was very blessed to have both family and close friends who loved him and he loved them.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son Daniel S. Roper, sister Linda S. Maggio, mother, Elizabeth H. Roper, and father William S. Roper Jr. He is survived by his son Robert D. Roper II, grandchildren Cody D. Roper and Evan C. Roper, siblings, William S. Roper III and wife Ellen, Betsy Reigle and husband Bill, David Roper and wife Rolinda as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A committal service and interment with military honors will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Bobby be sent to either the
Veterans of Foreign Wars  by visiting http://www.vfwfoundation.org/donate/donate-now or
the American Lung Association, 630 Churchmans Road, Ste. 202, Newark, DE 19702.

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  1. Betsy Roper-Reigle, January 11, 2017

    Dear Rob,
    My heart and Bill’s goes out to you during this sad time and remember we are here for you always. Bobby will live on forever in our hearts and memories. I say wholeheartedly that he is one of the best men I have ever known and the very best brother. His passing has left a tear in my heart that will never be healed and I already miss him so much .
    Love you,
    Aunt Betsy

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  2. Tina Fontana, January 12, 2017

    Dear Betsy and family,

    So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts in prayers. Bobby has crossed over to a better place where he is free of his heath issues.

    Tina

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  3. Rick and Tori Edwards, January 12, 2017

    Rick and I loved Bobby so much. What a fantastic human being! He will be dearly missed.

    Our prayers and thoughts to his family. Remember the happy times and keep smiling.

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  4. Norman Mackinson, January 12, 2017

    Rest well

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  5. Carole Roberts, January 12, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss of your brother …may his memory be with you forever in your thoughts . God bless you.snd too his family..

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  6. Betty S Gray (formally Morris), January 12, 2017

    Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
    I regret I will not attend any services due to a cold I am currently with.
    I remember Bobby for his laughter & politeness.
    Prayers for all, & God Bless you

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  7. Joan Godwin, January 12, 2017

    I met Bobby through my husband, Skip Godwin. Bobby worked for him as a mechanic and a little bit of everything else, plowing and odd jobs. He was very excited for us and brought a bottle of champagne to our first Christmas party. He was always dependable and a hard worker even when he was having healt issues. It was a long time ago, but still good memories. Always very kind and a good person. Although I have not seen Bobby for a long time, I have kept in contact through Jimmy. Jimmy and I are both very sad to hear of his passing.

    Joan Godwin and Jim Maggio

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  8. William S. Roper III (Ellen & Stan), January 12, 2017

    My “Little Brother” Bobby, always there to lend a hand, quick with a laugh and always the thoughtful, loving brother. He loved all his family and was loyal to his friends. We will miss him but we believe
    he is now with those who went before him.
    Go with God Bobby and God bless his son Rob.

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  9. CarlaWalsh, January 12, 2017

    Dear Rob, Betsy, Stan and David
    Words cannot express my condolences powerfully enough. Bobby was a brother to me (and the rest of my family). He was loved by all of us. I’m sorry for how he suffered and I know that Dan was there to welcome him. Rob, love you and will be here if you need anything. Love and hugs to all. Carla

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  10. MICKI, January 14, 2017

    REST IN PEACE BOB

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  11. Chris (Casey Neaves) Graham, January 14, 2017

    Rob, Stan, Betsy, David and families,

    Please accept my sincere sympathy in Bobby’s passing. He was such a beautiful person, a gentle soul who was one of the most loving and giving people that I have ever met. He loved his family dearly. I will never forget him, his smile or the twinkle in his eye when he laughed. He was special.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

    Love, Chris

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