OBITUARY

Robert C. Virgin

January 14, 1952January 3, 2019
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Robert Charles Virgin (Bob), 66, passed away on January 3, 2019 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. Born in Revere, Massachusetts to Robert Virgin and Barbara (Matthews), both pre-deceased. Bob was the previous owner of Classic Automotive Repair Shop before medically retiring and selling the business to his loyal employees and good friends.

Bob will be remembered for his playful personality, generosity, humor and big smile. His love of cars prompted his lifetime career as a successful auto-mechanic. He enjoyed riding and collecting his Harley Davidsons. He had a passion for all animals but held a strong connection for his spirit animal, the wolf. He enjoyed being the “Manny” for his little buddies daily after school.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandy, of 38 years, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Joey Marrero, grandsons, Zayden and Kamden Marrero and his fur baby, Molly. He left behind his daughters in love, Eyleen Schaefer and Cecilie Steffenson. He was the oldest brother of 10 children, leaving behind brothers, John, Alan (Matthews), Scott, and Billy, sisters, Patti (Losey), Bev (Milward), Kathi (Sacco) and Cindy. He was pre-deceased by brother Curt (Jed).

The Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Palm Bay community center, 1502 Port Malabar Rd. Palm Bay, FL

Those wishing to send expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Health First Foundation to benefit Hospice of Health First. The family is appreciative of the services they provided by this organization in Bob’s final days. They treated the family with compassion and kindness and will continue to provide them with support while they grieve. Donations can be made through the below link:

https://hf.org/ways_to_help/donate.cfm

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Virgin, Father
  • Barbara (Matthews) Virgin, Mother
  • Sandra (Hollis) Virgin, Beloved Wife of 38 Years
  • Jennifer (Joey) Marrero, Daughter
  • Zayden & Kamden Marrero, Grandsons
  • Eyleen Schaefer, Daughter In Love
  • Cecilie Steffenson, Daughter In Love
  • John, Alan (Matthews), Scott & Billy, Brothers
  • Curt (Jed) Virgin, Brother
  • Patti (Losey), Bev (Milward), Kathi (Sacco) & Cindy., Sisters
  • Molly Virgin, Fur Baby

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019
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Dancing in the Sky By Dani and Lizzy

February 4, 2019


What does it look like in heaven
is it peaceful and free like they say
does the sun shine bright forever
have your fears and your pain gone away

Cause here on earth it feels like everything.. good is missing, since you left
here on earth everything is different, there is an emptiness

I hope your dancing in the sky
I hope you're singing in the angels choir
I hope the angels, know what they have
I bet it's nice up in heaven since you arrived

Tell me, what do you do up in heaven
are you're days filled with love and light
is there music? is there art and invention
tell me are you happy and more alive

Cause here on earth it feels like everything.. good is missing, since you left
here on earth everything is different, there is an emptiness

I hope your dancing in the sky
I hope you're singing in the angels choir
I hope the angels, know what they have
I bet it's nice up in heaven since you arrived

Lindsey Houser

February 4, 2019

Jen, I am so terribly sorry for the profound loss and void that will be left without your dad in this life. I know it's a (very) small consolation that he is no longer in pain so I thank God for that. Grief is a tricky thing and it never goes away - it only becomes more bearable with time. I pray that you all find peace with his passing in your own time and in your own way. You are blessed to have a loving husband and two beautiful children and they will help you through this along with your mom. There really are no words that help but I know that I am are and I am thinking of you and praying for you and for your family now and always. Love you sweetheart and love your dad very much! He was a beautiful man and immensely loved and will never be forgotten.

Sandy Virgin

February 4, 2019

My heart is totally broken. I have lost my guy to a horrible disease. We had almost 40 years together with many different stages in our life. Ups and downs, lots of love and laughter , amazing family from the Hollis side and Virgin side along with many friends that have become family. Still seems unreal to me and I appreciate all the very kind words and support from all. Thank you - I will continue to need the love from all.

Jennifer Marrero

February 4, 2019

I lost my daddy today... I can't even begin to make sense of the emotions my heart feels. I ache knowing I won't see his big smile or hear his silly jokes. I am missing him so much. I hurt for my mother and my kids. My boys lost their buddy and will miss him dearly and their tears break my heart in 2 as I try to find the words to comfort them. My heart is grateful that he is now free of pain and that I was able to be with him to the end. My heart is exploding with appreciation for all the love we have been receiving. Visits, hugs, food, calls, texts and messages. My dad was loved and my mom and I have the biggest support circle. He was an amazing, generous man that has taught me so much and I am proud to be his daughter and will honor him until the day I can see him again.

Daddy, I know I have told you this but I need to repeat it. Mom and I will be ok and will be here for each other as we mourn and bandage the huge holes in our hearts from losing you. You know Joey will help get us through this as well as so many others that love us. Please rest, pain free, and watch over us. Know that you are always in our hearts and will be with us through every memory we make. You may not be with us physically but you ARE with us. I promise to keep your memories alive with your little buddies and they will NEVER forget you. You are their Papa and they love you so much. When you see me cry, know that they are tears of sorrow but also tears of joy remembering all of the wonderful memories I have with you and just knowing that you are free of pain. The hardest part of all of this was seeing your pain and sadness, knowing there was nothing I could do to make it better. I am daddy's little girl and will always be your punkin. I love you so much. 💔

Joni DiPaolo

February 4, 2019

Sandy, Jennifer, Joey, Zayden, Kamden & family,
35 years ago, I was lucky enough to not only become friends with you and Bob, but I became part of the family. Had some pretty amazing times together; the yearly birthday celebrations, holidays, cruises, vacations and some really awesome parties. Bob always made me laugh...he called me "Yoni”. He had a warm smile, a great sense of humor, and a heart of gold. He never got tired of some of the stupid mechanical questions I would call him about, but was always willing to help. He was just that kind of guy. I never heard Bob say an unkind word to anyone and he had more patience than anyone I know. He loved you all so much and was the best grandpa to his buddies Zayden and Kamden. They will forever have wonderful memories of their days spent with their precious grandpa. As hard as this may be for a while, I’m praying you find comfort in the fact that Bob is now pain free and will get to be with his family members who passed before him. I will miss you Uncle Bub. Rest in Peace, till we meet again. XOXO

Jason & Lisa Moreno

February 3, 2019

No words can possibly begin to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss.

We learn so much throughout life, except how to live without the people we love. There's no right answer. Grief comes in waves and every hit feels different. All you can do is allow yourself to feel it and take it one wave at a time.

Jen, your father was blessed to have such an amazing daughter in his life and the 2 beautiful boys you have done such an amazing job with, I'm sure brought him such joy. Your family is truly blessed to have each other during such a difficult time.

Praying for you all! Sending our deepest condolences!

Sincerely,

Jason and Lisa

Rosie & Zester Taylor

February 3, 2019

Dear Sandy, Jenn & Family, We are so sad to hear about Bob. He was such a kind mand & helped us with our car a few times, saving us from extra expense elsewhere. You are all in our prayers.

Steve & Juliet Wade

February 3, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing, Thoughts of Bob and all of you are always of fun, fellowship and laughs. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron & Angela MItchell

February 3, 2019

We were saddened to read of the passing of Bob. We reminisced about the visits at your house. Bob was always welcoming. Ron even recalled playing golf with him. Please know you and your family are in our prayers today and in the days ahead.

Kathy & Tony Muldonado

February 3, 2019

Sandy, we can never know how much you have endured this past year, but what a woman you are! Bob had the best family. Jenn, you were a shining star in your daddy's eye. Z & K, we know your grandpa will always be looking down and smiling at how proud he is you you boys, Much love!

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

September 1976

FROM THE FAMILY
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September 1977

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Biography

Robert Charles Virgin (Bob), 66, passed away on January 3, 2019 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. Born in Revere, Massachusetts to Robert Virgin and Barbara (Matthews), both pre-deceased. Bob was the previous owner of Classic Automotive Repair Shop before medically retiring and selling the business to his loyal employees and good friends.

Bob will be remembered for his playful personality, generosity, humor and big smile. His love of cars prompted his lifetime career as a successful auto-mechanic. He enjoyed riding and collecting his Harley Davidsons. He had a passion for all animals but held a strong connection for his spirit animal, the wolf. He enjoyed being the “Manny” for his little buddies daily after school.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandy, of 38 years, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Joey Marrero, grandsons, Zayden and Kamden Marrero and his fur baby, Molly. He left behind his daughters in love, Eyleen Schaefer and Cecilie Steffenson. He was the oldest brother of 10 children, leaving behind brothers, John, Alan (Matthews), Scott, and Billy, sisters, Patti (Losey), Bev (Milward), Kathi (Sacco) and Cindy. He was pre-deceased by brother Curt (Jed).

The Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Palm Bay community center, 1502 Port Malabar Rd. Palm Bay, FL

Those wishing to send expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Health First Foundation to benefit Hospice of Health First. The family is appreciative of the services they provided by this organization in Bob’s final days. They treated the family with compassion and kindness and will continue to provide them with support while they grieve. Donations can be made through the below link:

https://hf.org/ways_to_help/donate.cfm