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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On July 27, 2019 @ 10:01 am In Obituary | 14 Comments

Robert Delgado use

Robert Delgado of Phoenix, AZ passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 93 in the company of his loving family. A native of Tampa, Florida, Robert married Gloria Vidal on September 27, 1947, the day of his 22nd birthday. They were married for 68 years until Gloria’s passing on May 27, 2015. Robert was always a strong proponent of education as evidenced by his own personal experience. Even though no one in his large family had ever graduated from a university he determined that he could not achieve his life goals for both himself and his family without a college degree. So while married, working a full time job, and with two infant children, he attended night school for 8 years at the University of Tampa, finally gaining a bachelors of science degree in business. The degree led to a remarkable 28-year career with Anheuser Busch. He started with AB as a staff accountant in their Tampa brewery, was trained to run their then emerging computer systems department, and ended his career as plant controller at their Columbus Ohio brewery. His achievement being the first to earn a college degree made him a role model in his family, as his children, along with many of his nieces and nephews followed his lead earning degrees and establishing themselves as professionals in a variety of fields. He was a man of strong character, principal, and integrity; and was admired by many for his incredible intellect. He was also a kind and caring man, and he will be deeply missed. Robert is survived by his son Robert Michael Delgado (Denise) and his daughter Debra Susan Evans (Stephen), two granddaughters; Emily Gray (Jack) and Elizabeth Gerlach (Patrick), two great-grandchildren Louisa Jane Gray and August Robert Gerlach. The family will celebrate Robert’s life in a private ceremony. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

Condolences for the family of “DELGADO, ROBERT”

Condolence from Posey Moore Nash on July 27th, 2019 11:57 am

I recall helping your family when you lost your mother, your father was heart broken. I like to think they are together in heaven.
My kindest to you.

Condolence from Lauren Petrowski on July 27th, 2019 3:01 pm

Abuelo. What a great man. Kind to everyone and always made me feel special. He will be missed. All my love, Delgado family.

Condolence from Phil and Rosie Gerlach on July 29th, 2019 6:36 am

Our hearts go out to you and everyone in your family for the loss of your Dad. Even though Rosie and I only got a chance to be with him a handful of times he seemed very kind and a wonderful guy! We are so sorry for his loss to the family and wish all of you our heartfelt support.

Condolence from Ellyn & Rich Burczyk on July 29th, 2019 1:39 pm


We hope the pain of losing your dad will diminish with time and be replaced with all the wonderful memories that I’m sure you have of him. Best wishes to you and the whole family.

Ellyn & Rich

Condolence from Maria Mendolia on July 30th, 2019 1:48 pm


Deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. While it’s never easy to lose a parent, I like to believe they have gone to a better place.


Condolence from Bill Hodges on July 30th, 2019 2:15 pm

All my sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of deep grief. Robert was lucky to have such a wonderful and caring family that I am sure he was very proud of. My best wishes

Condolence from Patty Dion on July 31st, 2019 10:18 am

We just heard of your father’s passing and send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Much love,
Patty and Phil Dion

Condolence from Michael Zistatsis on August 4th, 2019 9:49 am

Mr. Bob,
Our sincere condolences on your Father’s passing. May God rest his soul and may God give the family the power to get through this difficult time.
You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael Zistatsis and the crew at Alexi’s and Christo’s.

Condolence from Bill and Karen Catalanotte on August 4th, 2019 11:24 am

Bob and Family, Karen and I were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time and know that you all are in our prayers.

Condolence from Alex, Shelli & Deanne Poulos on August 4th, 2019 3:35 pm

Our many sympathies for the passing of your Father. He is a remarkable man as evidenced by his life story. You must be very proud of him. Although our parents lived full lives and are in a happier place, we miss them every day.
Alex, Shelli & Deanne Poulos

Condolence from Don P Martin on August 5th, 2019 4:31 pm


Cindy and I send our prayers and deepest sympathy over the loss of your father. What a wonderful life he lived
and what a role model he was! We wish you, Denise and your family the best.

Cindy and Don Martin

Condolence from Mike and Beverly Harris, Shamrock Distributing on August 6th, 2019 3:40 pm

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Betsey Bayless on August 7th, 2019 5:29 pm

Dear Bob and Family,

So sorry that you lost your Dad. He had a great life and is now with your Mom again.

Betsey Bayless

Condolence from Denise Cooper on August 9th, 2019 4:13 pm

Dear Bob, Denise & Family,

We are so sorry to hear about you losing your dear dad. I so enjoyed working with him in Columbus. He was always so kind to me and a great teacher and leader. Please know you are in my prayers that God will provide you with peace, comfort and only wonderful memories of both of your parents.

God Bless, Matt & Denise Cooper

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