Robert A. Franssen Jr.

December 23, 1941August 13, 2014

Robert A. Franssen, Jr., 72, of Homosassa, Florida and formerly of Huntington, New York, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. A native of Queens, New York, he was born December 23, 1941 to Robert Sr.and Mary (Bottomley) Franssen, one of three children. He was the beloved husband of Barbara; loving stepfather of three daughters and beloved grandfather and a great grandfather to twin boys. Dearest brother of Charles (Sharyn) and the late William. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob, as he was known to many, was also survived by his aunt, Jean Bottomley, and many cousins. Mr. Franssen was a life member of West Citrus Elks and was a retired owner and operator for Mayflower Trucking. He then became a dive instructor and tour guide in the Homosassa/Crystal River area, known to many as Captain Bob.


Robert A. Franssen Jr.

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julie & ken wolf

August 21, 2014

Capt. BOB was a dear friend and boat captain for our company for many years until his health started failing. BOB will be missed by our diving community Crystal River and Homosassa. He was a big part of life on our rivers, his guest loved him , he made their manatee tour and scuba instruction unforgettable.
You will be missed.

Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

August 15, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.