Robert “Bob” E. Sly

August 30, 1925 - July 31, 2016

Robert (Bob) Edward Sly, 90, a resident of Fort Myers, Fl since the 1960’s, formerly of Erie, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Cape Coral. He was born August 30, 1925 in Erie, PA to Ralph and Lida Brewer Sly, now deceased.

Bob was a quiet honest man. He served in WWII in the Army Air Force. He was an Internal Revenue Agent and earned the respect of those he audited. He enjoyed camping with the family, researching genealogy, and traveling extensively with Betty after retirement. He played a mean harmonica and liked to accompany Betty on the piano, Laurie on the trumpet, and Richard on the saxophone. Bob attended Tice United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Laurie B. Toncray, of Fort Myers, FL; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Betty Sly, whom passed away in 2010; his son, Richard Donald Sly; as well as one brother, Richard Sly.

No formal services will be held.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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