Robert “Bob” Rupert
Robert “Bob” Rupert, age 80, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at his residence in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was born in Westmoreland County, PA.
He was the youngest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Twila (Brown) Rupert, a sister, Joann (Kline) Emerson of Jersey Shore, PA and a brother, Donald E. Rupert of Warren, OH.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley (Mottram) Rupert; daughters, Diane (Roger) Stephens of Pensacola, FL, Marie (Mike) Bryla of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Mina (Abner) Petersheim of Reinholds, PA, Audrey Navarrete of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Shirley (Jason) Henninger of Fort Walton Beach, FL; sister-in-law Mary (Zuffuto) Rupert, brother and sister-in-law Thomas(Sandra) Mottram; 7 grandchildren, Shaun Foster, Shannon (Foster) Branson, Brandon and Eric Grant, Andrea Domek, Breanne Good, and Ian Henninger; 4 great grandchildren, Aiden and Elaina Foster, Bentley Little and Brynlee Landis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob served his country proudly for 20 years as an aircraft mechanic in the United States Navy. Upon retiring Bob took a contract job working for Beach Aerospace as an aircraft inspector. Bob will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family. Some of the things that gave him pleasure was teaching his grandchildren how to ride bikes, taking them on vacations and trips during the spring and summer breaks. He helped his daughters to succeed in life, teaching them honesty, “the value of a dollar,” and to work hard for what you want. The most important lesson taught, folding towels in the “right way.” Bob’s most enjoyable past time with Shirley was riding his bike for pleasure and for exercise, which was a priority in life. He also enjoyed watching a good football game or Nascar racing on television, going boating, water skiing or riding his motorcycles. He and Shirley spent some of the best years of their life traveling in their R.V. all over the United States and Canada.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 AM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in the Legacy Room with military honors with a reception to follow.