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Shannan Sheaffer

Robert Souza

September 28, 1955 - August 20, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Robert Souza. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

On Thursday, August 20th, 2020, Robert "Bob" Souza passed away at the age of 64 in Tarpon Springs, FL. Bob was born in New Bedford, MA on September 28th, 1955 to Rita and Edward Souza. Bob was a firefighter in Cape Coral, FL for 16 years and is leaving behind his parents, his daughters (Shannan Sheaffer and Kaitlyn Souza), his ex-wife (Lisa Souza), sisters (Joann Aubut and Donna Wade), and several nephews. Bob had a passion for...  see more
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  • Mark Muerth
    I had shared this on my facebook and would just prefer to repost:

    Last night we lost one of the most genuine individuals I have ever had the pleasure to know and work with. He would literally take the shirt off his back (or yours if you weren't...  more
  • Lisa Souza
    After Bob’s devastating accident he forgot many things, however, he never forgot that he was a firefighter for the City of Cape Coral. He loved wearing his hat and t-shirts. We appreciate all the help his brothers on the department extended to us...  more
  • Shannan Sheaffer
    Whenever I would get a "hookie" day from school, my dad would drive us to the shopping complex where Prawnbroker is in Fort Myers. There was a little oyster restaurant there that had the best clam chowder and fish I've ever had. Dad liked their...  more
  • Shannan Sheaffer
    I must have been maybe 5 or 6 when I was obsessed with Barbra Streisand's One Voice cassette tape. I figured out that at the end of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I could flip the tape over and my other favorite song would play, "Papa, Can...  more