Robert W. Allberry, 74, Naples, Florida, and also of Elkhart, Indiana, entered into his eternal life Monday, April 24, at NCH Hospital in Naples.
He was born April 29, 1942, in Beverly, Ohio, to James and Elsie (Tanner) Allberry.
On Nov. 4, 1977, he married A. Joan Baer in Goshen, Indiana.
She survives along with two sons, Todd (Trina) Allberry, Masaryktown, Florida, and Tony Allberry, Bristol, Indiana; a daughter, Angela (Curtis Jason) Yoder, Shipshewana, Indiana; two grandsons, Tyler Allberry, Tampa, Florida, and Lucas Allberry, Bristol, Indiana; a stepgrandson, Chad Troyer, Tampa, Florida; a sister, Ruth McClung, Newark, Ohio; a brother, Albert (Phyllis) Allberry, Daytona Beach, Florida; two half sisters, Debbie Dixon and Patty Leach, both of Ohio; and a stepbrother, Ted Modern, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a half sister and a granddaughter.
Bob attended Goshen High School and formerly owned Scotts IGA in Goshen. He and Joan together formerly co-owned The Inn Between Restaurant, New Paris, Indiana, Bobby Jo's Party Shoppe and Dandino's Restaurant, both in Goshen.
Bob enjoyed the restaurant business for 38 years. He loved cooking, food preparation, catering, tending bar, coming up with new ideas for specials and the many friendships he formed with customers and employees that lasted a lifetime.
He had a private pilot's license and formerly owned Mooney and Cessna airplanes. He loved flying for many years and the friendships with his flying buddies.
He was a kind and gentle man who would help anyone out. It was his loving, unconditional spirit that will be remembered by many who crossed his path in his lifetime.
Bob loved spending the winter months in Naples, soaking up the rays.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life ceremony will take place in Goshen at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way, Naples, FL 34112, Susannah's Kitchen, 431 S. Third St., Elkhart, IN 46516, or Lifeline, P.O. Box 73, Elkhart, IN 46515. You may also do a random act of kindness for someone in Bob's memory as he so enjoyed doing for others.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 26, 2017