Robert S. “Bob” Kearns - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert S. “Bob” Kearns

April 15, 1938 - August 8, 2022

Robert S. “Bob” Kearns age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Born in Stamford, CT, on April 15, 1938, he was a son of the late James Martin Kearns and Irene (Bayliss) Kearns. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as Assistant Vice President from J. P. Morgan.

Bob was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his Old Fogey’s golf group. He was a longtime and committed supporter of Special Olympics Delaware. Bob especially cherished the memories made on family cruises. He loved drinking Irish Mist and they tasted better when sharing them with his family. Most of all, Bob was a dedicated family man.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann S. (Wright) Kearns; and siblings, James Kearns, Irene Andorfer, and Richard Kearns. He is survived by his loving children, Michael Kearns (Colleen) of Newark, DE, Deborah Kearns of Newark, DE, and Kathleen Firnkes of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Tricia Sparks (Brian), Kenny Kearns, MacKenzie Firnkes; great granddaughter, Abigail Sparks; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19707.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Special Olympics Delaware, 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716 or by clicking here.


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  • Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Dad. Hold all those precious memories close to your heart. Asking God to give you comfort that only He can give.

    Hugs from us.
    Maryann Rice and “Georgie”

  • Good by old friend. We’ve enjoyed many good times together from high school on. Fortunately, neither of us could resist the alure of those Flushing, New York girls.

  • Uncle Bob…..your smile and laughter will be missed. Thanks for always making me feel a part of the family and for all the laughs!
    It was a pleasure watching your adventures❤❤