Robert “Bob” Vianney Clare
Robert “Bob” Vianney Clare, 90, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida for the past 28 years. Formerly of South Farmingdale, Long Island, New York passed away December 28, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born September 22 in Manhattan, NYC to Francis and Yvonne Clare, now deceased.
Robert “Bob” was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. He was a veteran of The United States Navy serving as a Boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Foss DE-59 during the Korean conflict and had an outstanding career of 32 years at Grumman aerospace. Retired as an Assistant Plant Manager.
Here are a few of Bob’s defining qualities: He was a man of few words though you always knew what he was thinking. Anyone that met Bob immediately felt like a longtime friend. He welcomed people with open arms, and always had an open house for family, friends and even friends of friends. He was a passionate boater and avid fisherman that swam with a beluga whale in the Atlantic Ocean off Fire Island, New York. He gained a love for jet skis after retiring to Cape Coral with a passion for higher performance and speed. He was an accomplished carpenter, craftsman and boat restorer.
He is survived by five loving children, Bob Clare (Lori) of Cape Coral, Rick Clare (Karin) of Cape Coral, Brian Clare (Donna) of Cape Coral, Tim Clare (Eileen) of Kernesville, NC, and Michael Clare (Susan) of Enumclaw, WA; two brothers, Kenneth Clare (Ginny) of Lexington, KY, and Peter Clare (Barbara) of Clearwater, FL; sister in law, Margaret Clare of Cape Coral; 16 grandchildren; as well as 8 great grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen Clare in 2016; as well as two siblings, Richard “Dick” Clare and Clifford “Cliff” Clare.
A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Vianney Clare are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.