Palma Robert (Bob) Blake Palma was born September 15, 1937 in St Louis, MO. He had one older sister, Nancee, who he now will join in Heaven. Bob left this world on June 27, 2002. He was a loving husband to Mary Ann for over 42 years. They shared many wonderful times together while traveling around the world. Bob was father to Mike, Tim and Matt; daughters-in-law, Diane, Cherie and Kelly. One of his greatest blessings in life was being a grandfather. He has 8 grandchildren, Kate, Matt, Blair, Blake, Connor, Mackenzie, Isabella and Berit. He enjoyed living in Glen Ellyn, IL, Edina, MN, Brussels, Belgium, Madrid, Spain and finally retiring in Naples, FL. Bob was a veteran of the Coast Guard. He joined the 3M Company in 1959. He started as an entry level Sales Representative and retired as a Vice President and General Manager in 1999. He was a parishioner of St Williams Catholic Church in Naples, FL. Bob's many interests included cooking, charity work with children, golf and spending time with his many close friends and family. He left his mark not only on his family but also on all who knew or worked with him around the world. To his grandchildren, Papa is no longer sick in Heaven. He will always be a part of our lives each and every day. Memorial Services will be held on July 1, 2002 at 10:30 AM in St Williams Catholic Church, Seagate Blvd, Naples, FL. The family request that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Care Club of Collier County, Inc., 1800 Santa Barbara Blvd, Naples, FL 34116

Published on June 30, 2002

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