Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


Robert Eugene Dills

January 19, 1949May 5, 2020

Robert E. Dills, 71, born on January 19th, 1949 in Akron, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at his winter residence in Marco Island, Florida on May 5th, 2020.

Bob was the son of the Late Helen (Spasoff) & Marvin Dills and also predeceased by his brother, Bruce. Bob is survived by his sister, Tina May (Larry) and brother, John.

He was a devoted husband to Pamela Hardy Dills for 43 years. Together they had two wonderful sons, Cameron (Amanda) Dills and the late Adam Dills. Bob adored his role as Grandfather to his cherished granddaughter, Juliette Pamela Dills. He also leaves behind brothers-in-law and was the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Bob earned his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University followed by his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

His career began on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in the early 1980's with roles serving both President Carter and the Reagan Administration. He returned to Cleveland and began his work with Fluid Mechanics, Inc. as President and CEO until his retirement in 2017.

Bob enjoyed his fine cigars, a good sparring of politics & world affairs and certainly the love of his family and dear friends that included his beloved Boston Terriers, Sophie and Ted.

Bob was a statesman, a businessman, a surrogate father and mentor to so many. His unique talent and personality emboldened his leadership, guidance and generosity of spirit leaving his imprint on a generation where a handshake and his word were immensely valued. His legacy leaves behind a footprint in life that treated each and every one as a friend, with a smile and a laugh that will never be forgotten.

Please make donations in the name of his beautiful son Adam Dills to the CF foundation: https://www.cff.org/give-today/

Join us in celebrating the extraordinary life of Bobby Dills . . . the time and place to be forthcoming.


  • Join us in celebrating the extraordinary life of Bobby Dills . . . the time and place to be forthcoming.


Robert Eugene Dills

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Mike Kearns Jr

May 8, 2020

A memory that really stands out for me is when Mr Dills was coaching my brothers baseball team. My favorite part about attending those games was trying to figure out who was having more fun... Bob coaching or the kids playing. He was just one of those guys that was easy to like. Rest In Peace.

Jenna Gonzalez

May 7, 2020

We always knew Bob as a fun-loving guy who cared deeply for his family. Though we didn’t see each other often, when my husband , Ed, and I were together with Bob and Pam, it was as if no time had passed in between. Bob and Pam enjoyed entertaining and any party they had was always overflowing with fine food and beverages and lots of fun!! Pam, our sincerest sympathy to you and the family, and Bob, rest in the peace you deserve.


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