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
REMEMBERING

Robert C. Virgin

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Jennifer McNeill

January 15, 2019

I was lucky enough to be part of this wonderful family starting in junior high when Bob and Sandy welcomed me in as Jenn's best friend and another daughter. Traveling with Bob and Sandy and Jenn throughout the southeastern states and camping with them, so many late night laughs, and so much patience from Bob and Sandy as Jenn and I drove them crazy one way or another. Bob was seriously one of the funniest, most patient men I've ever met. Just being around him, and his big smile and twinkle in his eyes you could feel your tension or days anxieties melt away.
I remember Bob driving us all to school and making the rounds like a bus driver to pick up all the friends en route to drop us off to Central. I thought that was so sweet and so fun to have spent the night on a school night.
I really remember the Doh's Jenn mentioned in her speech. That made me laugh. He thought he was hilarious with his Doh's and he really was!
I also really appreciate Bob making it to my wedding despite it being a rough time for him healthwise. It really meant a lot to me. Honestly, from the bottom of my heart this family means the world to me and I am so lucky to have gotten the chance to know and love Bob. He (with Sandy of course!) left an amazing legacy through Jenn and the boys who will no doubt continue to make him proud as he watches from Heaven.

Carmen Algarin

January 15, 2019

Sandy and Jenn so sorry for your loss. We feel so lucky that we got to know Bob, he was a great man and we know he is resting in peace now. Love you always Nino n Carmen

Steve Kinnaird

January 15, 2019

Judy & I are saddened to hear of your loss.
We remember having Chick-fil-A parties at your house.
Wish we had gotten to know the family better. You always welcomed everyone with open arms.
May knowing that Bob is no longer in pain give you peace and understanding.
God bless the Virgin Family.

Michele and Dave Hollis

January 15, 2019

40 years of memories! Wow! The crazy themed parties, vacations to the Keys and Grand Canyon, camping, boating & fishing, lots of family gatherings & dinners! The list goes on! You were one of a kind, Uncle Bub! Rest peacefully and know that Sandy, Jenn & Joey and Zayden & Kamden are in good hands while you watch over them.
Love you. Miss you.

Steven & Juliet Wade

January 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. While life has taken us to opposite ends of the country and back over the last few years, fond memories of the times spent with Bob, Sandy and Jen bring back memories of great times spent together. Thinking of you all at at this difficult time.

Harry Houser

January 12, 2019

I did Bob a favor one time. I took him golfing, maybe for the first time in his life. This was shortly after we had met. I gave him a few pointers, we hit a few practice balls and played nine holes at this little course in Grant. From that day on I was Bob's best friend. At least, that's the way he made me feel. And he re-payed that favor to me more than 100 times over during the course of our friendship. That's just the way he was. If you were his friend there was nothing he wouldn't do for you. Even though he had so many friends, he always made me feel special all because I did one favor for him. It was my great fortune to be considered his friend. I'll miss you brother.

Patti Virgin - Losey

January 8, 2019

Memories Of My Brother

How well I do remember
All the special times we had
As we were raised side by side
Sharing good times, sharing bad

Sometimes we would disagree
But always made up in the end
But as we grew to be adults
We became the best of friends

Godspeed my Best Friend and Brother,
Your loving Sister
Patti

Ray Barry

January 8, 2019

I knew Bob as a young kid, the Vets, Hurd ave he was always a kind and a good person! Rest In Peace Bobby

Neal Connaughton

January 8, 2019

Bob was a good guy . I knew him when I was young growing up in Saugus. He was always kind. Rest in peace and may God keep you in the palm of his hand.

Denise Guzman

January 7, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine what everyone is going through. Bob was a very kind man. I know that he was well cared for and surrounded by love.

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