Robert S. Burgess

August 8, 1970 - April 29, 2019

Robert Scott Burgess, 48, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 35 years, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 in Cape Coral. He was born August 8, 1970in Philadelphia, PA.

As of April 29,2019 at 5:24pm we watched our father/husband take his final breath in this world, where he was greeted by his family on the other side. Pancreatic cancer had once again taken a life way too early in this world and were sad to say it was our father/husband. He was a strong father, faithful husband, son, brother, uncle, anyone could ask for. He was our hero and as the days go by it gets harder and harder to realize he isn’t coming home. One of the most genuine, honest, hardworking man we’ve ever known. He was our everything, however we are grateful he is no longer in any pain. Rest and hurt no more. We will continue to make him proud every day and follow in his footsteps and do our very best to live the lives he would want us to live. We love you forever and a day!!

He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Kelly Phoenix Burgess of Cape Coral; loving mother, Carol Ann Marano of Philadelphia, PA; two loving children, Christina Nicole Burgess of Cape Coral and Meledie Grace Burgess, also of Cape Coral; three siblings, David Harding Burgess (Carol) of Knoxville, TN, Cecil Harding Burgess of North Fort Myers, FL, and Richard Francis Marano, Jr. (Rebecca) also of North Fort Myers; sister in laws, Kim Ryan (Tony) and Karlene Foronda (Lee Syfrett); brother in law, Nicholas Phoenix; as well as 14 nieces and nephews, Natalie Burgess of Lehigh Acres, FL, Anthony Foronda of Cape Coral, Brett Burgess of Nashville, TN, Jarrett Burgess of Nashville, TN, Joshua Burgess of Stephens, VA, Britain Valentine of North Fort Myers, FL, Richard Marano of North Fort Myers, Dallas Syfrett of North Fort Myers, Aydon Burgess of North Fort Myers, Clayton Burgess of North Fort Myers, Josiah Phoenix, Jessica Phoenix, Melissa Phoenix, and Elijah Phoenix, all of Jacksonville, FL.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Richard Francis Marano, Sr.; a sister, Cindy Van Kirk; as well as his stepfather, Richard Francis Marano, Sr.

Memorial Services will be held 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Grace Christian Ministries, 930 Freemont St., Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Pastor Ben Strunk officiating.

Monetary Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Scott Burgess are suggested to Kelly Burgess, 2217 NE 13th Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

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


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