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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On July 10, 2018 @ 9:58 am In Obituary | 12 Comments

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Robert M. Stevens passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49. Rob was the proud son of Rosalee and Bob Stevens, and beloved brother of Jeff (Helen) and John (Patty). He graduated from St Thomas the Apostle Elementary School and Gerard Catholic High School. Although Rob had several jobs in retail, he always gravitated toward his true passion which was working with cars. Most recently, Rob was a proud and loyal member of the Berge Ford family, where he always had a kind word for his coworkers. Despite his challenges, Rob had a big smile, a desire to help others in need, and a penchant to escape for a weekend to the White Mountains. He was the primary caretaker for his parents as their health deteriorated, and could often be seen helping them with shopping, eating lunch, or laughing at his dad’s jokes. After their passing, Rob continued to live a life of happiness, independence and friendship with his brothers. He is gone too soon, and will be forever missed. A Catholic Scripture Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, with the family greeting friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Burial at St. Francis Cemetery will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Robert loved animals, so the family requests any donation of remembrance may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

Condolences for the family of “STEVENS, ROBERT M.”

Condolence from Tom & Vickey Duenkel on July 10th, 2018 12:28 pm

We will forever remember Robert’s smile and great personality. Robert was an inspiration to many people with special needs. His enthusiasm, smile and kindness was heartfelt by everyone who knew him at work and in life. Our family personally enjoyed sharing many Sunday dinners with Robert. His presence and love for people and life will be sorely missed, but the many wonderful memories we have of Robert will comfort us in his passing. May your family find comfort and peace in the many wonderful memories Robert brought to your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ❤️

Condolence from Diane and Bill Sakowski on July 11th, 2018 11:35 am

We are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your brother Rob and offer our heart felt condolences. Although we never had a chance to meet Rob we always heard of his kindness through Helen. Know that our prayers are with you during your time of sadness.

Condolence from Barb & Don Mrugalski on July 11th, 2018 4:42 pm

We were saddened to hear about your brother’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We remember your brother fondly and our nice visit and time we spent with him last fall. You have our sincere condolences and prayers that your many memories will bring you comfort during this sad time.

Condolence from Dave Ference on July 11th, 2018 6:36 pm

I was saddened to hear about Rob’s passing. He was a good guy with a big heart. I was lucky to have known him both at St. Thomas the Apostle and again at Gerard High School. My thoughts and prayers will be with Rob as he begins his journey with our heavenly Father!

Condolence from Karen Aaro on July 12th, 2018 11:52 am

So sorry to hear such sad news Jeff. May love bring you some comfort and time bring you peace.
Thinking of you and Helen,

Karen and Tom

Condolence from Karl Wolf on July 12th, 2018 4:49 pm

Jeff and Helen,
Our love and prayers go out to you. May God bless Rob and keep him.
Love, Heidi and Karl

Condolence from Kathy on July 13th, 2018 8:19 am

I’m very sorry to learn of Robert’s passing and hope you find comfort and healing in knowing that he blessed so many with his positive spirit and warmth. Robert was a wonderful example for the members who worked with him through Special Needs Services, LLC and he will be sorely missed.

Condolence from LauraMae Anderson on July 13th, 2018 9:43 am

Although I did not work directly with Robert, I always saw Robert around the dealership, in many departments. At all times, Robert had a big smile on his face and always said “hello” to all people throughout the entire dealership; Berge Ford employees and customers. Robert would look me right in the eyes and say, “Hello, LauraMae. How are you today?” He would then stand still and wait for my answer. He sincerely wanted to know how you were doing!!! He will be missed by many. God Bless you Robert and many prayers to your family!!!

Condolence from Rodney Smith on July 13th, 2018 4:43 pm

John & Patti,
I was so sad to hear of Rob’s passing. He was such a gentle, loving soul. I enjoyed getting to know him at the get togethers. May the happy memories give you comfort!!

Condolence from Maggie Bullock on July 16th, 2018 4:26 am

So sorry to hear about Robert’s passing but happy he is re-united with his mom and dad on the other side. My deceased husband and I always enjoyed being the recipients of his huge smile and greeting everyday.

Condolence from Jean Ajamie on July 18th, 2018 6:29 pm

John, I just learned of the passing of your brother. I am so sorry. Siblings are such important friends and companions through life. My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Martha Glenn on July 24th, 2018 4:08 pm

John Stevens,
Just heard about your youngest brother’s unexpected death…so very sorry to hear of this. Hope you and Jeff and families/friends are doing as okay as possible given all this. I also didn’t realize your lovely mom passed last year after a good, long run…she and your dad were great folks. Trust that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care of yourselves.

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