Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Robert John Rish Jr.

February 13, 1961March 23, 2020

Robert John Rish, Jr., 59, of Stafford passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 from complications of a form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma.

Bob was a beloved husband of 35 years to Deanna, a father, and a grandfather. He was in the hotel industry for over forty years and had a true passion for taking care of people. When Bob wasn’t working he enjoyed camping with his family, tinkering in his garage, or watching NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna Lynne Rish; his children, Jennifer Lynne, Shannon Christine and fiancé Adam Ciarpello, and Phillip Lee; his granddaughter, Deanna Lynne; his mother, Maryann Rish; and his siblings, Dorothy Anderton, John Joseph Rish, and Julianne Bourne.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert John Rish.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonstafford.com


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Yolanda James

March 29, 2020

My condolences go out to your family and you all are in my prayers,
Bob was my Manager at Extended Stay Hotels, always smiling and giving encouraging words when we needed them.
Rest In Peace Bob,
Family be strong he is watching over you all. You all Will always be in my prayers, Yolanda James and Family

Tricia Brown

March 29, 2020

My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
Love and hugs,

De Salvano Bud's sister

March 29, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Bob was a great guy and will be missed. Sending hugs your way <3

Marie Ussery

March 29, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing I had the pleasure of working with him at ESA . He will be truly missed he was a special man and did a lot of wonderful things My prayers go out to Deanna and family/friends on his loss

Lee and Carol April

March 28, 2020

We will forever cherish the wonderful memories we shared with Bob and Dee over the years. I know for certain you‘ll have a front row seat wherever you go. Rest In Peace, Bob. We love you-Lee, Carol and Elizabeth.

Jennifer Rish

March 28, 2020

My father was a wonderful man. He was and still is my best friend and hero. We all love him and will miss him so very much. My heart hurts because he is gone but i know he is with each and everyone of us. I wish I had more time with him but I remember all of the good and wonderful times I spent with my dad. I am and always will be daddys little girl. I am a proud daddys girl. I love you dad and miss you so much!