Robert Cecil "Bob" Shepherd
December 25, 1929 - August 29, 2022
Obituary For Robert Cecil "Bob" Shepherd
Robert Cecil “Bob” Shepherd passed away peacefully on August 29, 2022, at the age of 92. He was the loving husband of 70 years to the late Betty Shepherd.
Besides spending time with his family, Bob loved golfing, enjoyed many winters in Florida, and took a few memorable trips to Europe. He served for many years as an elected supervisor for the Town of Westport. Bob was a true entrepreneur but he is best known for the purchase & re-vitalization (along with his brother-in-law) of the Ace Hardware Store on Williamson Street, starting back in the 1970’s, and through the 1990’s when he passed on the management to his well tutored sons, Steve & Tom. Bob was most grateful for his customers, many of whom became friends throughout the years.
Bob will be very much missed by sons: Gary Shepherd, Steve (Barb) Shepherd, Tom (Cindy Holzum) Shepherd and daughter, Jane (Dave) Armstrong of Milwaukee; grandchildren: Sarah (Sava Parisi) Holzum, Brian (Keara) Armstrong, Mike (Chelsea) Armstrong, Julie (Keith Buntrock) Armstrong, Barry (Ashley) Shepherd, Frances (Dylan Gawne) Shepherd and great-grandchildren: Henry, Milo, Bennett, Maddie and Connor; his brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Richard & Carol Karls; many nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mary and Cecil Shepherd and sister, Betty (Marvin) Gocek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5460 Mary Lake Road, Westport at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 16 with Msgr. Gunn presiding. Visitation will be held at 11:00 until the time of Mass. A Private family burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Lake Church or Agrace Hospice. A special Thank You to the nursing staffs at Oakwood Village East and Agrace Hospice for the care and support provided to Bob. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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