Robert L. Califf

March 5, 1948May 24, 2019

Robert L. Califf, age 71 of Muskegon, passed away Friday May 24, 2019 at home.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army; a lifetime member of the VFW; and a member of DAV and Fruitport Eagles. He retired from Alcoa (Howmet). A few of his passions were deer hunting, fly fishing, bowling, dirt track racing, and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

He is survived by his wife Norma; son Jeff (Lisa) Califf; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way; step children, Curt (Angela) Brannan, Jodi (Nathan) Robasse; 8 Step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; his brothers; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be 1:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 at Ever Rest Funeral Home, 1783 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon. Pastor Bruce Johnson will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday, May 31 from 12noon until the time of service at Ever Rest Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to any Agent Orange Project.

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  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service with Military Honors Friday, May 31, 2019


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Harold Steele

May 27, 2019

I have many memories of growing up on Automobile Rd., and Bob is part of most of them. I don't think there is much we did that wasn't done together, whether good or bad. Those were happy days never to be forgotten, and without Bob they wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

Dave Grant

May 26, 2019

Norma, so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great guy and will be surely missed.

Dave and Karen

Fred Assink

May 26, 2019

I worked with Bob. Bob was great to work with, always told great entertaining stories. One of my favorites to tell is one that involves Bob, in fact I just told that story to an engineer at work this last week. I wont share that story here "kinda raunchy" but if you ever want to hear it, come see me. Even though Bob has left his mortal body behind, he lives on in those stories.

Jennifer Rinard

May 25, 2019

Bowled with Bob and Norma on Sunday nights. He was an amazing man. Always seemed to be smiling and laughing! Bowling won’t ever be the same!! Thoughts and prayers for Norma and Bob’s family!!