OBITUARY

Robert Charles Neapole

August 30, 1936June 6, 2019

Robert Charles Neapole, August 30, 1936 - June 6, 2019. Predeceased by parents Charles and Florence Neapole, sister Elaine Bennett, and granddaughter Anna Beresford. Survived by wife Janet Boyd Neapole, daughters Laurie (Peter), Susan, and son Bob (Kimberly). Grandchildren James and Michael, Caitlin and Ryan, Brian, James and Layla, Ashley and Hailey, and brother Bill Neapole (Sheila). Born in Toronto, he grew up in Montreal where he met Janet, his beloved wife of 59 years. Business transfers allowed his family to have great adventures living in Limerick, Ireland and Paris, France. Bob and Janet then left Montreal for Glens Falls, NY and finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia making many wonderful and dynamic friends along the way. A leader in his career as a mechanical engineer and executive, Bob particularly enjoyed mentoring younger colleagues and finally retired at age 80. A passion for vintage British automobiles kept Bob busy collecting and restoring to perfection. Avid travelers with a particular love of Europe, Bob and Janet, and often the entire family, explored culturally rich destinations. However, his favorite place on earth was Beacon Island in Ontario where he made mischief as a kid, fixed everything, designed solar power systems and enjoyed well-deserved cold beers on the porch. A captivating storyteller, Bob would entertain and engage all who had the privilege to meet him. Tall in stature with a personality to match, Bob will be dearly missed by all. The family wishes to thank the caring and dedicated staff at Emory University Hospital. Donations can be made to Winship Cancer Institute: winshipcancer.emory.edu. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Robert Puhr

June 13, 2019

Janet and Family:

It was with great sadness that I learned of Bob’s passing. I worked with him through my years at Ahlstrom and got to know him quite well during our many management meetings and trips to Finland.

Bob was a most impressive man — exhibiting the character of integrity, humor, compassion, and intelligence that would serve as a role model for anyone.

Our prayers are with all of you during this time of mourning. May each day become a little easier as you replace the sadness with wonderful memories.

With deepest sympathy,

Bob Puhr

Greg Barry

June 13, 2019

Jan,

I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I enjoy many years working with and learning from Bob during his time in Calgary. I know my son, Ron, was a favourite of Bob’s and Ron learned so much during his time working for Bob.
Bob will be remembered in my prayers.

Greg Barry

Julie Clum

June 12, 2019

Dear Janet and Family,

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Bob. He was truly a fine man and wonderful person to work for. (I worked as his Executive Assistant in Glens Falls for six years.) He treated everyone at KEI and Kamtech with dignity and respect, and was always a gentleman.

Please accept my condolences to you and your family. God Bless.

Julie Bazinet Clum

Judy Pallo (Bostock)

June 10, 2019

Dear Janet,
May the Lord bless you with His Peace.
I remember Bob as an extremely kind gentleman, always smiling, soft spoken and sincere. I never heard unkind words from him. He was a pleasure to work with and was well liked by everyone he came in contact with.
Prayers for you, your children and grandchildren.
(To refresh your memory, I was Bob's Executive Assistant until 2004.)
With Love and Concern, Judy (Bostock) Pallo

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