Robert James Robertson
February 26, 1946 – May 15, 2020
On Friday, May 15, Robert J. Robertson of Gainesville, VA passed away at the age of 74.
He was born in Alexandria, VA and graduated from Annandale High School where he was an All Metropolitan football player. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a longtime member of the Alexandria Optimist Club. He spent most of his career as a Real Estate Appraiser and spent the last 20 years as a Certified Assessor for the DC Office of Tax & Revenue.
As a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, Bob will be remembered for his compassion, optimism and love of family.
His survivors include wife, Mary of 48 years; sister; Brenda Hammer, children; Jennifer Myers, Cathy Robertson, Matthew Robertson, grandchildren; Ryan Ashley and Margaret Grace and 9 nieces and nephews.
A private burial is planned and memorial of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in Manassas, VA.
Trinity Episcopal Church
9325 West St., Manassas, Virginia 20110
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert James Robertson
May 25, 2020
Although I was not a member of the Optimist Club of Alexandria when he was a member, other members who knew him told me he was President of the Club from 1981-82, Optimist of the Year 1982-83 and Lt. Governor of our zone. He was an important part of the Club history. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Janice Robertson Swink
May 22, 2020
Bobby was not only a wonderful cousin, he was my best friend while growing up. We had a lot of fun no matter what we were doing. Bobby was always a real gentleman and made sure no one ever picked on me. The girls were always crazy about Bobby, because of his good looks and great personality. I will miss his kind heart and sympathetic ear.
May God be with Mary and the Family. I know he is watching over Bobby and hearing a lot of old football stories.
May 21, 2020
Jerry and I will never forget when we were visiting Steve and Jen that Bob made the Best fresh shrimp that we ever had! What a kind man he was! Always in our thoughts and prayers❤❤
May 20, 2020
As I think back on the memories that we share together, it brings much joy into my heart. The games that we went to when my daughter was playing your girls at West Springfield or Robinson high school helped us reconnect with one another. The many dinners that we shared with you and Mary brings back the happiest of times. I will miss you cousin, and know that I love you.
May 19, 2020
Marie and I are so very sorry that Bob passed away. The years that Bob and I were in the Alexandria Optimist club were very special with Bob serving as President, Secretary and on the board of Governors. His calm laid back demeanor was something I admired. Bob was a good guy, fun to be around and I will miss him. Mary, thank you for calling us. Please accept our deepest sympathies.