We are missing Robert C Bruckner as he conquered death and lives in Heaven because of our Lord Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection. We remember Robert as a strong and convicted man who was a wonderful example to those whom he met. We were blessed to know Robert as a dedicated husband, loving father, dependable son, encouraging brother, fun-loving brother in- law, supportive uncle, strategic business leader and a loyal friend.
Robert passed away August 25, 2021 in Naples, Florida at the age of 54. In his passing, he was embraced by his wife and two sons. Robert will be forever missed by his wife, Angela; his two sons, Harrison and Henry; his mother, Penny Strand (Phillip Doll); his sisters Jennifer Arthur (D’Nard), Cindy de la Chapelle (Bill), Kimberley Logan and Tiffany Schulemann; nephews and nieces, Tripp Arthur, Allie Arthur, Zander Arthur, Kennedy Nichols (Kam), Bruckner Prewit, Shane Logan, Connor Logan, Logan Schulemann and Sydney Schulemann; great nieces Kaycee Nichols, Kaia Nichols ; father in-law, Bruce Lichty and mother in-law Judy Lichty; sisters in-law, Amy Meckeler, Ann Macon (Steve) and nieces Katee Meckeler, Shelby Kindrick(Chase), Codie Sturgeon, Macayla Adams (Nate), Ian Macon, Cody Macon, Megan Macon; great nephew Stephen Christopher Kindrick.
Robert was fortunate to attend Eaglebrook School, Naples High School and Texas Tech University. He admired, respected and held close his Sigma Chi fraternity brothers and many lifelong friends. In his passing his fraternity brothers asked if a note with In Hoc Signo Vinces be placed into his hand. Not only did Robert conquer death and lives in heaven, he also conquered two separate cancer diagnoses. The second of which required a bone marrow transplant.
He started his first career at Fidelity Investments, then used his finance and business experience to acquire, build, and sell successful companies in Texas and Florida. He was the President and Owner of Roofcrafters Inc. and Hurricane Architectural Metals in Naples, Florida.
The gifts his family will cherish the most were his steadfast love and passionate commitment to his wife and two sons. His consistent love and modeling core values has built a foundation for his family to carry out his legacy. His humorous wit drew people in and challenged them to play along in his humor. His amazing smile and contagious laugh left a lasting impression days and years later. Robert had an appreciation for the classics. His weekend routine included reading, listening to lounge music, sipping on an adult beverage, mowing the yard, snuggling with his sons and smashing cheeseburgers on the outdoor griddle. He left very little room in his life for nonsense. He had the gift of discretion and would always speak his truth regardless.
In mourning Robert, he would encourage you to get to acceptance as soon as you can. He would often say” pain in life is inevitable, but suffering is optional” then follow with “ and acceptance doesn’t mean that you have to like it” He talked a lot about grieving and how it comes in so many different forms and at unexpected times. He would ask you “where are your feet right now” and encourage you to “do the next right thing for this moment.”
A Memorial Service for Robert will be held on Sunday, September 5th at 1:00 pm at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL 34103. Those wishing to honor Robert may donate to Valerie’s House. ( ValeriesHouse.org) and or Vitas Healthcare (Vitas.com) and or Tunnel to Towers (t2t.org)
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