Robert Joseph Cerwins
April 20, 1947 – February 7, 2021
Robert Joseph Cerwins, age 73, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Robert was born April 20, 1947.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Matthew Cerwins, and Rita Elenor Hutchinson Cerwins. He is survived by his wife of 50 wonderful years, Mickey Tracey Cerwins, and his sisters Brenda Sharon Bevens, Jupiter, Florida; Carole Ann Moneau, Jupiter, Florida; and Janet Lee Miles, Holley, New York. Although Bob had no children of his own he was very close to his nieces and nephews, and frequently played a fatherly role to others.
After graduating from Clayton Central High School, Clayton, New York in 1965, Bob entered the army where he served in the Vietnam war in the area of finance. Following his discharge, he and Mickey were married in 1971. Several moves later, they settled in Arlington, Texas.
Everyone referred to Bob as a good guy, and described him as someone with a good heart. To his wife, he was a great and loving husband, a good provider, and a great friend.
His friends and family would describe him as a hard worker, a gentleman, funny, caring, lover of animals, loyal, always ready to lend a hand or offer good advice. That advice, especially in his second career as an insurance property adjuster, was valued by many.
The young employees with whom Bob worked in retail often referred to him as their mentor or motivator. Later, many contacted him to thank him for their success in varied fields, including banking and law. It was clear Bob always wanted others to achieve success and happiness, and took those extra steps to help them.
His younger sister, Janet, and "Bobby" were close in age. She described him as her buddy, pal, and he always called her his baby sister. Peter, Janet's husband, loved him like a brother as did most of his sister and brother-in-laws.
Bob loved to travel, especially to Paris, and was always seeking adventure. His most recent adventure which he said was "an adventure of a lifetime," was his journey on the Camino Trail. This consisted of walking nearly 500 miles in 45 days from the border of France to Santiago, Spain with his friends Walter and Dennis.
Although he enjoyed adventure, Bob was a simple man. He loved kicking back at home with friends and family playing cards, listening to classic rock, especially The Doors, playing water volleyball and laughing at synchronized swimming attempts or just watching hockey. He enjoyed going to Home Depot with his good friend Mike, and just looking at tools. Mike described him as his good friend, his brother. Dave described him as someone always concerned about others. His friends knew at Christmas he would be watching his favorite movie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and laughing at anticipated parts even though he had seen it many times. When he played jokes on his friends or family, the image everyone would see was his throwing back of his head with his mouth wide open which made everyone else laugh.
Its hard to imagine our lives without him but he wanted everyone to celebrate his life and not be sad. Mickey, his wife, made that promise to him and she will see that it is done even though her heart is breaking from the loss.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.moorebowenroad.com for the Cerwins family.
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Robert Joseph Cerwins
February 23, 2021
Bob was the best big brother a sister could ask for. He was always willing to hang with his baby sister growing up. I loved his sense of humor and his laugh. You will always be in my heart Big Brother.
February 22, 2021
Uncle Bobby I love you so much. I was hoping to have you in my wedding in person, instead you will join on my spirit family side and be added to my bouquet! I loved how tough yet how sweet you were. You were a blessing and still are to our family. One thing that brings peace is now we can talk to you whenever we like without having to dial the phone and share everything with your spirit with us as it happens. We love you and never forgotten.
February 22, 2021
I love love my uncle Bobby so much!!! The greatest uncles girl could ever ask for ! My uncle was a greatest man friend he filled so much joy in whoever life he meant! I love you uncle Bobby forever and always.