Robert (Bob, Bobby, Willy) Bob was born in Chicago on July 24, 1949 and from that moment on, the world was never quite the same. After attending Wright Jr College, he joined Combined Insurance where the PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Philosophy became his way of life. While at Combined he achieved many awards; BI Region Super Cup Champions, District Manager Annual Award Winner and the Ring of Diamonds the highest award given by the company.
Shortly after his move to Scottsdale, he suffered a brain aneurysm and stroke. But, nothing could keep him down. He became a volunteer at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center and once again he began to accumulate awards; 2008 President’s Volunteer Service Award and 2010 Francis Young Community Hero.
Bob never met a stranger. He sported a winning smile and had the most incredible personality. Once he greeted you with his smile, you became a friend for life.
He is loved very much and will long be remembered as the World’s Greatest Lover, Devoted Son, Best Father, and Grandfather and Friend.
Bob leaves behind his wife, Lizbeth Congiusti; mother, Minerva; sons, Shane, Shawn (Chrissy) and grandchildren, Dylan and Taylor. In addition, to his extended family and many, many friends, most especially The Boys from Riis Park who he has remained friends with since he was a kid and “The Friendship Group”.
In lieu of flowers the family asks you to support one of Bob’s favorite charities:
Sustainable Seniors at WWW.Sustainableseniors.org – click on “How You Can Help” then Donate on line.
We’re Moving Forward WWW.wmforward.org
CTN Center for Transitional Neuro Rehabilitation – WWW.supportbarrow.org
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Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Franciscan Renewal center “Casa”, 5802 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Lunch and a Celebration of Bob’s Life
will be held following the Mass
at the Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road
The Alcorn Family
Lizbeth, Minerva, and family. We are just so very saddened at the passing of Bob. Yes – he is in a better place without pain, however there will be so many people that will miss him.
He has touched so very many peoples lives with his contagious smile, bright shiny lively eyes, and that laugh. Not to mention the famous words everyone will remember him by………don’t you EVER, EVER let your meat…………..
The TBI family will not be the same.
Our lives have been made better by knowing you and Bob – you have been and are a blessing to all of us!
Patricia & Coco Garcia
I’m writing this with a heavy heart. I am so saddened to hear about Willy’s passing. It was my honor to have known Willy and such a pleasure to have spent time with both of you. I will always cherish those wonderful memories. We’ve lost such a loving, kind, positive, warm hearted soul. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow and loss. Wishing you, Minerva and Willy’s son’s peace, comfort, strength and courage to face the days ahead. I can still hear Willy calling out to Coco with such affection. “Coco, Coco, Coco”
Rest in peace, Willy. We love and will miss you so very much.
With much love,
Patricia & Coco
Paul and Shirley Davis and family.
Oh Liz and family you have our deepest sympathy. He is with our Lord now and at peace.
We sure will miss his smiling face and cheerful ways. He was special and so are you. We love you and never will forget Bob.
Dear William’s family, Shawn and Shane,
Your father brought such lighthearted, fun to our neighborhood! I will always have such fond memories of his laugh, and his joking around. He was always the life of the party! Like Emily said, street football, neighborhood parties…we were all very lucky to have him in our lives growing up. All my love to you, family and friends , Brenda (Simon) Vinson
RIP Bobby. We love you forever. To Liz, Minerva, Shane, Shawn and family…our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. God needed another Angel. Bobby was truly the most wonderful human being…so kind to everyone. We were blessed to have known and befriended him. Sincerely. One of a kind. So very special.
In Deepest Sympathy…… Pam and Stu
Lizbeth, Minerva and family,
Ira/Jim and I are so very happy to have gotten to know Bob over the last 6 years – he was a wonderful inspiration and so much fun!! We absolutely loved him and loved spending fun times with him, whether eating great Chicago food or watching Chicago sports or just generally hanging out. We will miss him terribly, but my goodness, that man LIVED LIFE!! We all celebrate his life, his fantastic outlook, and how he made everyone he met feel special and loved.
All our love to you all,
Carrie and Ira Goode
Dick and Cindy Rogers
Dear Liz, Minerva, Shane, Shawn and Chrissy and children,
Dick and I are very sad of Bob’s passing. But I feel Heaven has gained a Beautiful Soul. Bob was a happy go lucky man! And He always made me laugh so hard whenever he was around. Liz, you made him so proud. I could always tell how much he loved you. I will never forget your lovely Wedding Day on the boat. I am thankful for the years you two had together. And I thank you for taking such wonderful care of Bob through out his illnesses. Bob was Dick’s only cousin on his Mother’s side. But, when one is born such as Bob, who needed a bunch? Right Minerva? Shawn ans Shane I have mean’t you both from time to time and I know Bob always spoke highly of “His Boys”. And I am so happy Bob was able to see Grandchildren. Chrissy, I am sure Bob felt his son chose a beautiful and loving wife for his Grandchildren. You are a beautiful family.
And Sweet Aunt Minerva, I always felt Bob was the love of your life. You are everything a Mother and child should be. You taught Bob to pray. You taught him to love others as God loves us. I know that you have already given Bob back to God. And I am sure Bob walks today with Jesus. May God’s hand be upon all of your family these next few days. And may the Lord watch over you all. The world is a better place today because Bob left a piece of his laughter and kindness to so many. It was a pleasure knowing him. And it will be a pleasure seeing Bob again one sweet day.
Love and Prayers to all the Williams Family. God be with you, Cindy and Dick Rogers.
Lloyd & JoAnn Farley
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was always trying to sell me a church bulletin. If I wouldn’t buy one then he wanted a written “book report.” He will be missed by all.
The Mahjongg Ladies
Bob always had a smile for us and a joke to lighten the day. We will remember him, speak of him, and smile at his kindness many times in the future as we meet at the Granite Reef Senior Center to play Mahjongg, he touched our hearts and will be missed.
The Mahjongg Ladies