Robert James Richardson

November 13, 1934 - August 24, 2021

Robert James Richardson, 86, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida for 21 years, reached the end of his journey on August 24, 2021 with his loving wife by his side.

Before enjoying his final years in Florida as a loving husband to his wife, Donna Richardson, he also resided in New Bern, NC, and Providence, RI. In Rhode Island, he retired as an international salesman from Handy and Harmon. He also traveled abroad to Hong Kong, where he managed a precious metals facility. Robert, known as Bob and Poppa, will be sadly missed for his kind heart and quick wit. He took much joy in spending time with his beloved family.

He was preceded by his daughter, Renee Graham of Lewisville, TX and his brother, Edward Richardson of Bradenton, FL. Aside from his wife Donna, Bob also leaves behind grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Peltier, Julia Graham, Kendall Cook, and Jackson and Mollee Gurganus, and daughters, Lisa Peltier and Amy Charron of Cape Coral, FL and Shelly Gurganus of Richlands, NC. In respect of Robert’s final wishes, there will be no formal service.

For anyone who wishes to honor Robert’s giving spirit with a donation, listed below are two charities appreciated by the family for their amazing support and work. The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire Arden Court staff for their personal and friendly care of our loved one in his final days. – Hope Hospice and Palliative Care (9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908) – Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, (12468 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers, FL 33907).

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jennifer McCall Aug 26, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    I didn’t know Bob well but what I did observe was a caring and loving husband and Grandpa who will be sorely missed by all. RIP 🙏

  2. Eddie and Seaneen Aug 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Whenever we think of Bob a smile always follows his name. Funny, boy was he funny! That twinkle in his eyes is unforgettable. A more devoted husband we would be hard pressed to find another – so devoted and in love with his Donna. And rightly so. Eddie knew Bob for 50 years and they talked all the time, sometimes daily. For 50 years. I knew him for 5 years and he’ll never be forgotten. We’ll see you in Heaven dear friend.

  3. Beth Cook Aug 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I knew Bob for about 15 years and loved him from the get go. Loved his stories with his best friend Ed Watkins when they worked together, and how he found the love of his life, Donna. Always a fun time being with Bob & Donna. I will miss him very much, he was one of a kind for sure, and I was lucky enough to have friendship.

  4. Bonni Daigle Aug 26, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    RIP Bob! I am so glad I was able to be at your surprise 80th Birthday Celebration!
    My sympathy to Donna and family!

  5. Sharon and Stan Aug 27, 2021 at 5:36 am

    RIP Bob you will be sadly missed by many condolences to Donna and the rest of his family

  6. Dave & Nancy Beatty Aug 27, 2021 at 9:26 am

    We only remember Bob enjoying our H H at Duffy’s with the both of you. He was so witty and such a wonderful personality!!!! We are so saddened to hear of his passing. Please know Donna that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. If there is anything we can do……….please don’t hesitate to call me.

  7. Roberta R Campbell Aug 27, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Dear Donna and family ..We are so sorry for your loss of Bob. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. May God grant you comfort and peace knowing Bob is now our Angel and no longer Jesus name Amen . Love Scott & Berta

  8. Virginia Faria Aug 27, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Farewell my dearest Bob. May you rest easy in the arms of the Lord who has taken away all your pain and suffering. I’ll love you always. Til we meet again. Your favorite Sister in Law, Vee & Joe❤️🙏

  9. Debra Larosee Aug 27, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Donna, we are so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. We never got to meet him but heard he was a wonderful man. We hope the memories and love that you shared help you through this difficult time. He will always be in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tim and Deb Larosee

  10. Kathleen Aug 27, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Donna. My heart is broken. I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. I’ll miss my calls with him 💔🌹
    Love Kathleen

  11. Ursula and William P. Stelzer Aug 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Ursula and William, Volketswil, Switzerland
    We could not believe to receive the information of the loss of Bob. Our thoughts went back several times during the last six month to Cape Coral. We met some twenty years ago at 20th Place and became neighbours. How many times we met for dinner at the Richardson Residence or for a party? Of course we remember the 80th birthday surprise party of Bob! What an event! Unfortunately we could not meet during the last two years due to the Convid 19 lockdown. We remain with our heartfelt condolences to you, dear Donna and your mourning family
    Ursula and William P. – Switzerland

  12. Jim & Joann Coffey Aug 28, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Donna, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It was a pleasure being a neighbor of yours and enjoyed many good times with you both and have many fond memories. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you all in our prayers. He will certainly be missed.

  13. Tal and Kathie Leonard Aug 28, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    The hardest thing, to say Good-Bye to one you love. Our deepest Sympathy, Donna, May he R I P.
    We’ll all miss him. Thoughts and Prayers…

  14. Virginia & Rich Umlauf Aug 28, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    It’s hard to not think of Bob and not smile. We met Bob and Donna many years ago in Florida and while we didn’t get to see them often, the memories and fun times we shared always brought smiles. He was always upbeat and there was a unique fun loving side of Bob.
    We send our deepest condolences and Love to you Donna.

  15. Teena & Bill Aug 30, 2021 at 9:44 am

    So sorry for your loss Donna. You were a wonderful wife, and caretaker to him. Remember the good days. Much love to all. ❤

  16. Barbara Stimson Aug 30, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Donna, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. May he rest in peace And may you have the strength to get through these difficult times.

  17. Jacki Clark Sep 1, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Our Dearest Bob,
    We had many many good times with you.. Reb is especially going to miss you but so will I. We can only remember the good times and we will have them again. Save us a good seat up there. All our love, Jacki and Reb

  18. Lynn Winston Sep 13, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Talk about the twinkle in his eye….would Charge me up to be as clever as he was with wit,humility, comedy,tons of laughter! He always outwitted me,no matter how gleefully I tried. Till we meet again my friend. Will always Love you and Donna. RIP.

  19. Ed Richardson Nov 8, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Donna, I just found out that Uncle Bob passed away. I hope you have found comfort and peace with friends and family and are doing well. Looking at Uncle Bob’s picture I felt like I was looking at a picture of my dad. Amazing! Find joy in the memories of your time with Uncle Bob.
    Ed Richardson Jr.

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