Robert Andrew Vandeputte

June 5, 1942September 18, 2020

Robert Andrew Vandeputte passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 78. He was the loving husband of Kathy for 49 years. He was the beloved father of Robert Andrew (Andrea) Vandeputte Jr., Patti (Jack) Pertile, Thomas (Tracey) Vandeputte, and Staci (Jason) Barber. He was the cherished Papa of Paige, Jack, Ethan, Emily, Payton, Ella, Kenzie, and Riley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Robert retired from the City of Grosse Pointe Park after 37 years of service. He loved spending time with his grandkids, spending time up north, and playing with his furry companion Sammi.

A Funeral Mass for Robert will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00am at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Road in Macomb. Friends may visit the church on Wednesday beginning at 9:30am.


  • Kathy Vandeputte, Wife
  • Robert Andrew (Andrea) Vandeputte Jr., Son
  • Patti (Jack) Pertile, Daughter
  • Thomas (Tracey) Vandeputte, Son
  • Staci (Jason) Barber, Daughter
  • He was the cherished Papa of Paige, Jack, Ethan, Emily, Payton, Elle, Kenzie, and Riley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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  • In State

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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Peter Solitro

September 24, 2020

To Kathy, Tommy, Patti, Staci, and the entire Vandeputte Family.
I just learned with Deep Sadness late last night, of Bob's Passing. I have such high regard for Bob, and had the honor and Pleasure to have him as a Good Friend and neighbor. I will cherish the many Great fond memories of Him, along with so many laughs! He was truly a fine Man, and I know he will be sorely missed by MANY!
You are in All in my thoughts and prayers, Now and Always. My most Sincere Condolences for Your Great Loss.
Pete and Cindy Solitro

Mary Ann Ellsworth

September 23, 2020

Kathy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
We have such fond memories of our time with Bob and you and our days bowling with the Sunday Funnies and the Parkinson events. My brother Marty and Joanne are welcoming him to his heavenly home.
RIP Bob.
Norm and Mary Ann Ellsworth.

Barbara Murphy

September 23, 2020

I remember Bob very fondly. He was a great friend to our family. I picture Jesus embracing him and welcoming him home. God bless your family at this difficult time.
Barb (Padmos) Murphy

Tim Finan

September 23, 2020

I always admired Bob's dedication to his family. He worked many hours and several jobs to provide for his family. He set a good example of what a father should be.
To work with Bob or later, for Bob; he always made work for the park very enjoyable.
Bob's personality was bigger than life! We always had the best Christmas parties! Kathy's dishes were the best!
I will miss Bob very much.

Linda Padmos Finan

September 23, 2020

Dear Kathy and Family,
I've known your family for a long time now. My parents were at your wedding.
Over the years Bob has been very good to our family, both Padmos as well as, Finan.
Bob always had a smile, a laugh and a story when I'd visit the garage to see my dad or later to visit Tim.
What a sweet, sweet man, your Bob was. He will be remembered by me as a gentle soul who made quite a difference in my life.
Linda(Padmos) Finan

Deacon Michael Lang Sr.

September 23, 2020

Kathy: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Bob from St. Jude and when I coached your children in baseball (Fireballs). I always remember his smile and kindness. He will be deeply missed.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Deacon Mike Lang Sr.

Kevin Meeks

September 22, 2020

Missed Bob when he retired. You always knew when he would come into Janets resturant and sit with us at the counter that a good story was to be told. Great laugh and great smile.


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