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Robert J. Bend

August 14, 1951 — January 12, 2024

Robert J. Bend

Robert James Bend was born on 14th August 1951. He was the first son of Mavis and Jim Bend and would go on to be the brother of Steve and Chris and father to Ian and Merrisa.

He used to spend that much time at his Grandmothers in his adolescent, that in time when he was around 12 years old he would make the transition of staying there that he moved in full time, As the only child in the house she doted and waited on him hand and foot, completely idolizing her first born grandson. He loved his Grandmother dearly.

It was here that his love of dogs would have been created as they always had a dog and the marriage was that fractured that they actually used to speak to each other through the dog “Max, tell him his dinner is ready”

Growing up, Bob went on to being a real mans man. He loved the football, the pub and the ladies. He was a character for sure.

When he was in his 20’s he met Shelley who captured his heart and he pursued her always describing her to people as the prettiest thing he had ever seen. Following courtship of two fun filled years, they married, and went on to have 2 children Ian and Merrisa.

They moved to Worcester, UK, with his work and stayed there until the realization that the attraction love that they had for each other was perhaps not sustainable in marriage and parted ways.

Bob then moved to the USA for a new role in his Automotive Engineering space in 1994.

It was here that he met Michelle, who he considered to be his best friend, Partner and someone who he loved very much. They went on to marry and had a lot of fun times together in Plymouth, memories that Bob would talk about often.

Throughout this period, Merrisa would move to Australia and Bob would visit her frequently. They had an incredibly close relationship and connection. Often laughing, often Merrisa telling Bob off and often Bob telling Merrisa to shut up.

Bob was an incredibly fun and social person who had a lot of friends who he loved dearly. He was charismatic, witty and generous. He had an aura about him that people would gravitate to and he was someone that people would want to be around.

He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, but would ask for people to remember the good times and go on living your life to the highest ability that you can. Raise a glass for him xx

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Visitation

Thursday, January 18, 2024

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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