Bob Schlieter

17 novembre 195513 novembre 2020

Robert “Bob” Alfred Schlieter was born to Alfred Joseph Schlieter and Loraine Jean Schloemer Schlieter in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 17th of November 1955, and passed away in Houston on Friday, the 13th of November 2020, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob began his 35-year career with the Houston Fire Department in 1982, rising through the ranks to District Chief (DC). He served as DC to the Galleria operations area for over a decade.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Patricia Kennedy Schlieter; his stepdaughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Gould and her husband Jason Andrew Gould; along with his grandchildren, Olivia Elizabeth Gould and Xavier Andrew Gould. He is also survived by his daughter, Ember Jean Schlieter.

A memorial service and celebration of his life is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 2nd of December, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where Houston Fire Department Honors will be rendered.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-3000; or to Houston Hospice, Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030-4123. Alternatively, you may directly access the donation pages to both of these organizations by simply selecting their respective icons below.



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Larry Black

décembre 5, 2020

I was actually thrilled when Bob came to drive me on E33. He was a Paramedic and I wanted a paramedic. He told me he wanted to learn how to be a suppression officer. I hope I did him proud. I missed the memorial because I am afflicted with the same ailment and had surgery to start my treatment. May God Bless the Schlieter Family. I am praying for you!

David Persse

décembre 4, 2020

Unfortunately there is only one like Chief Schlieter. While it is common to find paramedics who rise in the ranks to remain interested in EMS and caring for others, there are few who remain as dedicated to serving others in their time of need with the diligence, compassion, and expertise of Bob Schlieter. In the middle of a rainy night you could find him at the scene of a medical call ensuring that the patients were getting top-notch care under the watchful eye of a District Chief. Afterwards he would give a class to the team so that they better understand how to evaluate the patient and make the correct treatment plan.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of his dedication. The little part the outside world could see. If you ever sat down with him for a chat you would begin to see what was beneath the surface,...an immense body of knowledge and experience matched only by his unwavering desire to pass it on to the next generation.

In addition, he was one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. I remember when my wife and I ran across Bob and Pat at an antique store many years ago. We had a great visit and I learned about their interest in antiques. Imagine that, he had a life outside the Fire Dept.?! I know nothing about antiques, but my wife and her close friend who owned the shop are quite knowledgeable. After our visit she commented on how impressed she was with Bob and Pat and their passion for antiques. I guess he was an expert in many more things than just Fire/EMS!

My heart goes out to his entire family, may he rest in peace,

David Persse

Meri / John & Robn Dunaway / Beaver

décembre 2, 2020

Meri, Robyn & John wanted to share our condolences to Patty, Rebekah, Jason and the whole family.
So sorry to hear about Bob's passing as we all so enjoyed the time spent with him. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

With love,
Meri, Robyn & John

Pauline Schloesser

décembre 2, 2020

Bob Schlieter was our next door neighbor. He could often be seen taking care of the Schlieter property and yard. Patsy liked birds and trees and they flourished in their yard.

Bob also painted their house numerous times. As a DC fire fighter, he was in good shape and accustomed to going up ladders. He helped us out after one of the hurricanes dropped huge tree branches on our roof.

Bob also made himself available to be interviewed by our boys for Boy Scouts. He was a great public servant, honorable man, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. We will miss him.

Susan (Getzwiller) Sorg

novembre 28, 2020

I was lucky enough to know Bob from Paradise Valley High School, Class of '73. While I didn't share a class with him, we were in band together, which is a mini family all it's own. And, we were part of a group which got together practically every Friday night after games, and usually Saturday nights too. We'd dance to records at a friends' house, or maybe go cruising Central Avenue on a warm summer night. Those memories of Bob with our friends, our "gang" always make me smile. He was so much fun, and also very kind. People just loved to be around him, and I can see how he became a leader with the fire department, knowing how that is also a mini family, like band was when we were kids.
My deepest condolences to his family, and to those in the fire department who worked with him. He truly was a good guy.

DeWitt Eaton

novembre 28, 2020

I was very sad to learn of Bob's passing. I worked with him for many years as a Paramedic and as an instructor. He was a great person and always expected the best from those around him. My heartfelt condolences go to all of his family, friends, and co-workers. May he truly rest in peace and his memory live on. I will be out of town and will be unable to attend in person, but I will make every effort to attend online.