OBITUARY

Robert John Spencer

May 3, 1939March 13, 2018
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Robert (Bob) John Spencer was born on May 3, 1939 to Avery and Louise Spencer in Harvel, IL. He married Mary Jane Priddle on May 21, 1960 in Carlinville, IL. Where they adopted two children David and Monica. The family moved to Winter Garden, Fl. In 1978 to start a new adventure.

Robert was a loving husband, father and active member of his community. He served as a Boy Scout Leader to troop # 210 of Winter Garden. He was a Past Grand Knight and a Fourth Degree Honor Guard for the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his son David Allan Spencer and Heidi Enigi of Fort McCoy, Fl. and daughter Monica Spencer Ramos and son in-law Eric Ramos of Rego Park, NY sister Audrey Costello of Carlinville, IL. and sister Norma (Lea) Daugherty of Springfield, IL. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane.

Robert’s viewing will be held in Orlando at St. Nicholas Church, 5135 West Sand Lake Road on Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 6-8pm. His funeral will be held at St. Nicholas on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10am the burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Gotha at Noon. A luncheon will be held immediately following at the church hall.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Robert John Spencer

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Nancy McCarthy

March 16, 2018

My sister Patricia Audette will miss the beautiful and loving relationship she had with her fiance Bob. She was not only his soulmate but his caretaker when one was needed. Their little dog Coco will be lost without Bob too. RIP Bob

Edwin Priddle

March 16, 2018

Bob, you were a loving brother-in-law and will be missed. I'm sorry we could not see more of each other since Mary Jane passed, but now you and Mary Jane will be together forever. Sorry for messing up your lawn mower and the other dumb things I did. Thanks for putting up with your wife's klutzy brother.

Love Edwin

Emilio Morales

March 16, 2018

I have met Bob just a few times and you look at him and are instantly intimidated by his height and stature but then you speak with him and he draws you in and is so welcoming! We got to know him as we are friends of Monica and right away we could see any friends of Monica were friends of his! We were able to really get to know him when he travelled down for Monica's birthday one year and spent an evening with us over good Mexican food and Margarita's. He was kind and was so much fun! The most beautiful part of the evening was looking at him glance over at his daughter with such a look of pride and happiness. He was so happy that he was able to spend that evening with her and it showed! Bob for us will be remembered as a man that enjoyed life and it showed, compassionate, open for conversation and welcoming to all. We are so happy that we were able to meet him and share some memories for life with him!
Emilio and Manuel

Robert Aaron

March 15, 2018

As an extended family member, I cherished the memories of Maryjane & Bob's 50th anniversary. Having such a wonderful time with everyone. I remember just agonizing on the perfect gift. Once found, so enjoying watching the big box being opened and the smaller ones being opened by the 2 of them still so in love after 50 years. Just proud to have known and shared precious times with Bob and Maryjane. So happy that he got to take that wonder trip to Germany that Monica worked and planned for so long to make everything perfect...which it was! The hole and the sorrow loss brings to the loved ones; thank God, heals and makes way for more...I am sure Maryjane was there waiting for Bob as his time came. My love to family and the celebration of life.

Iris Salazar

March 15, 2018

Dear Monica and Family,

May the Lord embrace you with His infinite love during this difficult time, and may the beautiful memories that you treasure of Mr. Spencer be alive in your hearts forever.

Sending hugs, blessings, and love to all.

Sincerely,

Iris Salazar

Sherry Ulsaver

March 15, 2018

I'm so sadden to hear of the passing of Bob!
He and Pat were my friends through the Karaoke Club. Together they made a "Awesome Team" and were always so happy together! She sang to him, he sang to her, they sang together and made beautiful music!
Sometimes love is short, but Pat you made Bob so happy so please always remember, "BOB LOVED YOU SO MUCH!

Carolyn Pennington

March 15, 2018

I was only with Bob a couple of times after he and Pat were together. He was a lot of fun to be around, always smiling!
I could see the love and respect Bob and Pat had for each other. They had a sweet, tender loving re,wtionship and I know Pat will miss him deeply.
Pat, just cherish the memories of the times you had with Bob. I know it was not as much time as you both would have wanted, but the years were special! God is Good!

Terry & Nancy Van Winkle

March 14, 2018

Bob, we loved you from the moment we met. You were a man of honor and dignity and became a very close friend to us over the past years. You brought out the best in those whose hearts you touched. Your wit, your charm, your humor; all qualities that make a person special and a joy to be around. I can recall the many times we tried to get you up to sing at karaoke and once you took the mic, you became a very active member of our club gracing the crowd with songs like “Pool Shark” and “Big Bad John”. Your style was unique and will be sorely missed. I respected and admired you for taking a leap of faith and “living again” after the loss of your beloved Mary Jane. You and Pat had a very wonderful relationship bringing much joy to each other after enduring such a mutual loss. Rest In Peace our dear friend and we’ll watch over Pat. Until we meet again...
Terry and Nancy

Patricia Audette

March 14, 2018

Bob, you came into my life unexpectedly. It was at a time in our lives when we just needed to have company, but it turned into a deep caring relationship. I respected the fact you had a wonderful marriage to Mary .Jane for 53 1/2 years. I did not want to replace her, I just wanted us to be happy. We had a great, honest relationship. You respected my marriage to Leon and my struggles with his Alzheimer’s. But even with all that , we had great times meeting all your family, long time friends, and vice versa. All my friends loved you too. I miss you and love you!

FROM THE FAMILY