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Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park

1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, FL

OBITUARY

Robert J Chase

July 30, 1941July 25, 2020
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Robert "Bob" Chase died peacefully in his daughter’s home in Parrish, FL on 7/25/2020 at the age of 78. Bob is survived by his wife, Rosalie Chase; daughter, Karess Atkinson; stepsons, Mike and Monte Dufresne; grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Murphy; and great grandchildren, Aliyah, Tyler Jr., Landen, and Juliet Murphy. He is preceded in death by brothers Alan and Russell Chase and sister Carol Chase. A funeral is scheduled for 5:00pm on July 30th Groover Funeral Home in Ellenton, FL. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob’s life. Condolences and the sharing of memories can be posted to https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ellenton-fl/robert-chase-9278168. The family would like to thank Tidewell Hospice Ellenton Team for their care and dedication.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

Memories

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penny oliver

July 31, 2020

Karess ,

I am sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Penny

Rosemary & Rich Nilles

July 30, 2020

From the first time we met Bob as our new neighbor, we clicked. He was always ready to lend a hand, or chat in the yard. Soon Bob was part of our family. We shared many a dinner together at home or at a downtown restaurant. We had fun at Friday Night Thunder and neighborhood get-togethers. We never ran out of stories to share, things to talk about, and things to laugh about. Bob and Rich shared a love of tools and projects, and they tackled many fun (and not-so-fun!) jobs together. Bob was generous, kind, and loyal - the kind of man you want to know. Even our grandkids fell in love with Bob when they met him. Bob, you will forever hold a special place of love in our hearts. You are missed already, and we send our love and sympathies to Lee and all of your family.

Laura Greb

July 30, 2020

I know bob from the gym we all went out to dinner before he left Inverness he was a funny and nice guy I will miss him

Olivia, Xander, Leela Phillips

July 30, 2020

We love you and your silliness, jokes and hugs. We will miss your Tennessee visits. Have fun with Pop Pop in Heaven!

Much Love, Olivia, Xander and Leela

Nicole Phillips

July 30, 2020

Karess and family,

I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your father rest in peace.

Nicole

Cynthia Ford

July 30, 2020

Karess,
My condolence to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. My prayers are with you and your family.
Cynthia Ford

Carol Chase

July 30, 2020

Thank you for being a loyal brother to Alan, a supportive brother in law to me and a loving uncle to Lori. I will hold all the memories in my heart. Until we meet again! All my love, Carol

Peter Mastromarino

July 30, 2020

It is never easy to loose a parent. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Justine Siragusa

July 30, 2020

Uncle Bob, or "UB" as I have always referred to him, was not only my Godfather but also my closest Uncle. UB always flashed that beautiful smile and gave that welcoming hug every time I saw him. I have a lifetime of wonderful memories with my UB, but the one memory that stands out the most is that I would always know when he was around or could find him in a crowd because of his trademark whistle.

Lori Phillips

July 30, 2020

So many great memories of my Uncle Bob in my heart even though we were always separated by so many miles. My very first visit to Disney World in 1974, staying in my aunt and uncle’s “fancy” house, huge bowls of popcorn. This is also when Uncle Bob started calling me “Boosity Kid” or just “Boosity” due to my apparent mispronunciation of the word “beautiful.” The name followed me throughout my life, being addressed by it every time I talked to my Uncle. His sense of humor (almost identical to my dad’s) always made me laugh (or roll my eyes.) I am so happy that he made many visits to TN these past several years so that my children got the chance to know and love him as well. Uncle Bob’s close relationship with my Dad (his baby brother) will always be precious to me and it was so much fun to be around them when they got to be together, even when they would lock stubborn horns and argue about something silly. I am saddened to know I will never get to witness these visits or Skype calls ever again here on Earth. My heart is comforted knowing that when my Dad entered Heaven recently that even as he rejoiced, he kept a patient eye on the front gates until his beloved brother joined him 5 days later. I am so happy that they are without pain and weakness. They are two young, strong , handsome “Jersey Boys” from the old neighborhood reunited with their other siblings, family and friends who have gone before. I will love and miss you forever Uncle Bob. Your Boosity Kid, Lori xo

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