Bob Vander Pyl, age 92, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 after suffering a head injury from a fall.
He was a long-time resident of Fort Myers Beach having moved from Traverse City, Michigan in the 1970's. He was the loving father of Judy Owen and husband Bob of Fort Myers Beach and Robert Adrian Vander Pyl III of Palmetto, Florida and his wife Hannah Lorant Vander Pyl.
He is also survived by a grandson, D. Duncan Owen and wife Robin of San Francisco, Calif.; and granddaughter, Susan L. Owen of Seattle, Wash.; great granddaughter, Samara A. Owen; and great grandson, Kyle D. Owen of Seattle Wash. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 67 years Audrienne in 2004.
Bob Vander Py
Bob retired at age 50 from his own Direct Mail Advertising agency in Detroit and moved north to Traverse City, Mich. before later moving south to the beaches of Fort Myers. He enjoyed the beauty of Florida, the wildlife and flora of the area and was an avid photographer. He and Audrienne were great travelers and had visited most of the continents of the world and traveled the states, Mexico and Canada in their Airstream motor home.
Our family grieves his death, but can now begin to celebrate his loving and productive life. A private family celebration of life will take place in the near future. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Pilot Club Foundation of Fort Myers Beach, 321 Seminole Way, Fort Myers Beach, 33931 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908