Obituary of Robert 'Bob' Newman
April 29, 1939 - November 3, 2020
Robert “Bob” Newman. Age 81 of Riverview.
Beloved husband of Sherri Newman. Loving step-father of Stacey Blessing-Bielecki and Jonathan Blessing. Dearest grandfather of Brenna, Grayson and Karina. Dear brother of Sharon (the late Bud) Smith and Terry (Patti) Newman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Allen and Viola Newman.
Cremation will take place at The On-Site Crematory, located in the Brownstown Chapel of Molnar Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions are greatly appreciated to Angela Hospice.
Loving husband of wife Sherri for 32 years, caring stepfather of Stacey and Jonathan and Papa Bob to the grandchildren, Robert (Bob) Newman was called home on November 3, 2020 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Born on April 29, 1939, eldest child of Allen and Viola, Bob was raised in Farmington, MI where he graduated high school. For most of his adult career he was a grocery buyer for a major food chain.
Upon retirement, Bob generously volunteered in many areas. Even after being diagnosed with Parkinson's, he delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered for many duties at Christ the King Church-- serving as usher, Bible class host, greeter and various other duties. When he and wife Sherri moved to a condo property, Bob served on the Board for many years. A do-it-yourselfer, he was handyman to family and friends.
Bob loved family, friends and donuts! His sweet tooth was well known. He also enjoyed a treat of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts or McDonald's. His favorite vacation spots were warm weather areas and beaches.
Even as his disease progressed, Bob's demeanor remained the same: an easy-going guy with blue eyes smiling. He will be sorely missed.