Robert F. Boles

Robert F. Boles

Robert F. Boles

January 18, 1955~December 29, 2023

Robert Francis Boles, 68, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida after a devastating battle with lung cancer. Robert was a compassionate man with a strong work ethic and a selfless nature. He had a great sense of humor and loved to bring joy to those around him.

Robert is survived by his children; Bobby, Alex, and Brianna Boles, his siblings; Billy, Mark, Marsha, and Margaret, and his grandchildren; Olivia, Laila, Giovanni, Lucciano, Valentino, and Izzabella Boles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and William Boles and his son Nicholas Boles.

Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy and retired after over 25 years of service as a Master Chief. His dedication and commitment to his military service were commendable.

A viewing will be held for Robert on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 5:00-6:00 PM for family and from 6:00-8:00 PM for friends at Fraser Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

We invite all who knew and loved Robert to attend the viewing and funeral service to pay their respects and celebrate his life. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

Funeral Service

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

  • January 11, 2024
  • 3:00 PM
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  • 8523 Normandy Blvd.
    Florida 32221


Fraser Funeral Home

  • January 10, 2024
  • 6:00 PM -8:00 PM
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  • 8168 Normandy Blvd.
    Florida 32221


Bruce McCurdy

January 5, 2024, 1:33 pm

My prayers and condolences to the family. Bob was such a terrific guy and always uplifting. I work with Bob at FRCSE in Manufacturing Department. Bob you will be missed by all. God Bless you my friend.

David Monahan

January 8, 2024, 1:47 pm

I knew Bobby as Frank Boles in grade school and high school. Our group of friends played in his large house and worked together delivering and selling papers for the Philadelphia Bulletin office which was attached to his house . We worked for Lou Stoneburger, a real character from West Virginia, I think. In 11th grade, a bunch of us planned to run away from home out of general frustration with our lives. Frank and Kevin Carr went to Florida, and Kenny Pancoast and Richie schostkowski( sorry for the spelling) went elsewhere. Eventually Kevin, Kenny and Richie returned. Frank stayed in Florida, joined the navy as an airplane mechanic ( he was a natural mechanic) and married Ingrid Malice, a neighbor and friend of ours from Wilmington, Delaware. She was of Swedish and Italian descent, which may explain the names of all his grandchildren. I remember Frank as a hardworking and mature newspaper delivery by and a generous friend. I’m sorry to see him go so young and wish the best for his family.

Terri Carpenter

January 8, 2024, 6:00 pm

To all the family. I love and miss you all. I’m so glad that our paths crossed and that we are friends. Bob was an awesome friend and just as sweet as he could be. He always spoke gently. I don’t think I ever heard him raise his voice in anger. Bob and Ingrid moved next door to me and Gary when we lived in Normandy Village Estates . Our children grew up together and they were very close friends. I’m so sorry to hear this and I’m praying for his family .

Ken Pancoast

January 8, 2024, 6:25 pm

I couldn’t of put it any better than Dave Monahan put. Even though I haven’t seen Bob in dacades,we were best friends growing up.

Brad Stewart

January 8, 2024, 9:19 pm

I worked with Bob when I was a Process Engineer supporting B795 & the Heat Treat/Weld shop in B797 from 2008 – 2014. Bob was instrumental in procuring a fuel/water separator from the Army in record time for the fuel skids and building chill water when the two systems were compromised in B795. He also located a heat exchanger in Georgia for the vacuum furnace in B797 for less than $5k! It was delivered and operational in 2 weeks! Bob helped me in so many ways in support of Fuel Accessories & Components shops. He was always in a good mood and his corner office in 101V was always my first stop in the morning. Bob always went above and beyond in his work and was always honest and positively impacted everyone he encountered. Bob will truly be missed!

Don Hudson

January 10, 2024, 2:36 pm

Prayers of strength and comfort for his family thru these tough times. It was a pleasure knowing Bob ( aka Shipmate!) and working with him over the years. He was instrumental to our team in our mission supporting our men and women in uniform and he has been and will continue to be sorely missed. He saved my butt more than I can mention and I’ll miss his plethora of knowledge, knack for getting things done, finding work arounds, his sense of humor, smile and general laid back persona. RIP shipmate

David Morrissette

January 10, 2024, 4:42 pm

It was our luck to have Bob Boles as a generous and talented co-worker for more than 20 years; the kind of man you want in your organization; the one you went to with a particular question or problem. He would often interrupt what he was doing to dig into helping our situation and more often than not, found an answer or the parts. His were often “there we were” Navy stories and he’d always laugh or a smile in the middle of it.
Bob was knowledgeable and dedicated. He cannot be replaced and we will miss him. Sympathies and prayers to his family and friends. He’s gone too soon.

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