On Friday March 5, 2021, Robert M. Could handed away peacefully on the age of 81. Robert was affectionately referred to as Mr. Bob or Mr. Could inside the group he labored tirelessly to serve.
Mr. Could was born August 5, 1939 in Granville, Pennsylvania. He moved his household to Palm Seashore County, Florida in 1971. He liked Palm Seashore County and all of the sunny, heat climate it introduced yr spherical. He liked the solar, the colourful flowers and the countless views of the water. It is exhausting to think about he was born on a farm and raised within the again hills of Pennsylvania since he thrived within the tropical setting of South Florida.
Upon arriving in Florida, Mr. Could supported his household by offering personal house care on Palm Seashore Island. He labored in the course of the day constructing the household enterprise whereas additionally working at night time to take care of his sufferers. In April 1974 he purchased his first property to start out housing the aged. The retirement home-based business was born. He broadened his imaginative and prescient and continued to buy properties to deal with retirees as he and his spouse Helen labored tirelessly to develop the enterprise. Over time, the nursing house has advanced to serve individuals with psychological sickness. Mr. Could cared about individuals with psychological well being issues. He labored in shut collaboration with a number of native businesses and was the privileged contact for the individuals most tough to deal with. He offered them with a secure room to sleep in, three meals a day, and laundry providers, whereas taking little or no cash. His enterprise continues to be working at this time and continues to serve the psychological well being group.
Along with the group home-based business, Mr. Could continued his entrepreneurial endeavors by increasing his desires of possession. He was decided to succeed in any respect prices. For a lot of a long time, Mr. Could acquired houses that got here to serve Palm Seashore County’s most needy residents. He was Mr. Bob to all; Mr. Bob who gave them the possibility to have a roof over their heads regardless of having little or no cash and sources. In some instances, it could even pay for his or her utilities. Such a stewardship was not a simple endeavor because it got here with lengthy hours, many pitfalls, enormous losses, and an unimaginable quantity of stress that took a toll on his well being over time. It did not appear to matter a lot, as Mr. Could continued to assist probably the most weak on this means till his final breath. It was his means of giving again for the great fortune that he had been proven, his means of doing the work of God. The underserved housing and psychological well being communities admired Mr. Could in a means that was not totally understood until he was on this scenario. He was a great buddy and like a father to so a lot of these he helped.
Mr. Could was predeceased by his father, Martin Could, his beloved mom, Lucy Shoemaker Could; sister Benita Hawthorne (Dent Hawthorne); and her sister Marcella Hyde-Smith (John Hyde; Albert Smith).
He’s survived by his brother James (Jimmy) Shoemaker; her son Bryan L. Could (Christine); son Robert L. Could (Leisha), son Scott M. Could; daughter Valerie E. Morse; and her daughter Lisa Could Klein (Jeffrey); Grandchildren Nicholas Could, Erin Could, Miranda Could, Robert Could Jr., Joel McLellan, Nichole Could-Jeanite, Bradlee Could, Brandon Could, Corey Could, Adam Rivera, Megan Klein, Piper Klein and Cooper Klein; great-grandchildren Clayton Mulvaney, Haley Could, Leiane Could, Bryson Could, Amber McLellan, Ryan McLellan, Cailey McLellan, Murielle Jeanite, Amaya Jeanite, Jude Pickett, Ben Rivera, Julien Rivera; niece Linda Hawthorne Henry; nephews Keith Shoemaker and Dwight Shoemaker; nice nieces Krista Campbell Roth, Stacey Depew Sickler and Melissa Abbott.
We’ve got all the time discovered it fascinating that Bob is all the time in contact together with his classmates in Pennsylvania. He was affectionately referred to as Bobby to them. He liked to put in writing letters and chat on the telephone for hours together with his cousins, pals and classmates.
The whole lot he linked with all through his journey will certainly miss Mr. Could. He has been a mentor to many who yearned to understand his distinctive imaginative and prescient and his drive to succeed. Numerous individuals have shared that Bob modified the course of their lives together with his capability to indicate them an “exterior the field” perspective. He was actually keen about his work!
Dad, your kids can be sadly missed. We recognize all the things you could have taught us in life, your solicited and unsolicited recommendation, your two cents as you name it, your examples of how to achieve success by being a tough employee and pushing your self to see the limitless potential of all the things, and positively your unique and frugal ways in which we have now HUNDREDS of tales so that you can bear in mind, share and snicker at. You’ve anchored in us the love of laughter! We have positively had tons and tons of instances we have laughed so exhausting we have had tears operating down our faces. Generally it was in probably the most inappropriate locations. Thanks for giving us your heat humorousness as a result of we ALL have it! You had been positively a pushed power to be reckoned with, a posh human being, however one who sacrificed a lot and by no means gave up on the dream of getting extra. Relaxation in peace, dad. We love you.
A memorial service can be held on March 13, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral House, 3041 Kirk Highway, Lake Price, FL.
Bob’s ashes can be of their ultimate resting place at Windfall Cemetery in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania within the coming months. A spiritual service can be organized on the Granville Heart du Christ church in response to his needs.
In lieu of flowers, donations might be made to Arms of Hope in Lake Price.