Robert J. ‘Bob’ Stevens, 81


Robert J. “Bob” Stevens, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 1936, son of the late George and Doris Stevens.

Stevens was a 1956 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. He was a regional manager for Gallenkamp Shoes and Payless for 50 years before his retirement in 2002.

Stevens loved his family and enjoyed family get-togethers. He was an avid Washington Redskins and Nationals fan, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, Stevens was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen M. Stevens, in 2009, and a brother, Francis Stevens. He is survived by his second wife, Brenda Rae Stevens; four children, Karen Ruiz and her husband, Anthony, Daniel Stevens and his wife, Lisa, Mark Stevens and his wife, Kathi, and Michael Stevens and his wife, Michelle; three stepchildren, Ronald Davis Jr., Christopher Michael Davis and Lindsay Rae Davis; a brother, Claude Stevens, and his wife, Ginger; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del., where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be held privately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.