Robert D. "Bob" Shields

October 3, 1954February 8, 2014

Robert D. "Bob" Shields, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Washington, D.C. on October 3, 1954, the son of Paul and Virginia Shields. In 1972 the family moved to Jacksonville from Chicago and one year later Copytronics Information Systems was founded. During college breaks, Bob would work at the family business and after graduating with a business degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Bob became a sales representative, was promoted to sales manager, then general sales manager and President in 1998. Under Bob’s leadership, Copytronics grew as a leading provider of document imaging and management solutions with multiple Florida operations. Nationally respected by his peers, Bob served as President of the Copier Dealers Association. As a member of the Gator Bowl Association, he successfully secured Konica Minolta as title sponsor of the Gator Bowl for a three year period. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Bob was also an active member of the community as a Trustee of River Garden Home for the Aged, Brooks Health Systems, The March of Dimes and Junior Achievement where he was Past President. Bob’s greatest joy was time spent with his family. He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather who will always be loved and missed. In addition to his family and community, Bob gave of himself to scores of friends. To be a friend of the affectionately nicknamed “Daddy Bob” is a memory many will cherish. He was a lifelong Catholic, strong in his faith and in God’s plan for him. His sister, Lori, and father, Paul, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Denda; sons, Kevin (Tara), David (Julie), Adam (Jessica), Brian(Rebecca) and Patrick; mother, Virginia; brother, Gary (Kathy); sister, Paula; beloved grandchildren, Bailey, Leighton, Mercer, Linkoln, and Wyatt; and leaves to mourn, Aunt Irene and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at San Jose Catholic Church, located at 3619 Toledo Road, Jacksonville. A memorial mass to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 10:00am on Thursday February 13th at San Jose Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to River Garden Home for the Aged, 11401 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Robert D. "Bob" Shields

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Matt C

February 23, 2014

My condolences to the Shields family on the loss of Bob. He was a great man and will be missed by all. I enjoyed working for Copytronics and Bob would always ask me if I needed anything when I saw him. Bob & Paul Shields were both legends in the copier industry.

February 16, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Roffman Family
Cheryl, Steve, Mitch and Elliot

Angela C

February 14, 2014

My Condolences on the passing of Mr Shields. May you find comfort in family and the friends and the love of God in you time of loss

Randy Horshok

February 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family at this sad time. Bob was a very integral part of our organization (IBPI) and in our industry. He will be missed...

Jason & Claire Hambly/Boone

February 14, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Though we never had the pleasure of meeting Bob, the loving thoughts and memories you have shared of him will live on forever. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Love, Jason Boone and Claire Hambly

Mochael Cozzens

February 14, 2014

It was a pleasure to have known you over the years. Your many contributions will go on. Rest in piece Bob.

February 13, 2014

Dear Virginia, Denda and Paula,
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Prayfully, Marcia Quick Richardson

Laci Watson

February 13, 2014

My heart goes out to all of you. I am so sorry you are going through such a devastating loss. He was just wonderful. Such an amazing father. Love and positivity to all of you from us.

Pam Keller

February 13, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying God's peace to pour out over your family in a truly palpable way. I pray for strength and for comfort. I so wish I could be there.

Doris Arceneaux-Doyle

February 13, 2014

Paula, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. God's peace be with you and all your family. Doris Arceneaux Doyle