Robert “Bob” F. Espy, Jr.

September 17, 1954 - October 06, 2023

Service: Friday, October 20, 2023 at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15202 at 11:00 a.m.

Robert “Bob/Bobby“ Frank Espy, Junior – beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend – peacefully passed away at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Robert was born in Ben Avon, PA, raised by his loving parents the late Jane and Robert Espy, Senior. He was a dedicated member of his community; volunteering for the fire department, participating within the local church, and serving as a trusted officer of the police force.

In Robert’s free time, he loved spending it with family and friends. When he wasn’t at home doing the projects he loved around the house or hosting & preparing family dinners, he could be found somewhere near the water. Bob loved fishing and boating with his family in Florida and friends on the river. Bob loved going to their family cabin in the mountains to fish and hunt (aka socialize by the fire). He was an avid jokester and storyteller who could befriend anyone. When he walked in a room he had a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face, even those who didn’t know him. Bob will be missed most for the way he genuinely cared for others and would do anything for someone in need. His spirit will live on in the many lives he touched throughout his time on this earth.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Amy, his two loving daughters Randi (Robby) & Kyri – who were his entire world;
his sister, Martha (Dave), three stepsons William (Brandi), Jason (Brit), and
Jonathan (Stephanie); and his four grandchildren, Jacob, Mason, Paisley & Jensen.
Bob will be missed by so many family members, and friends.

A memorial service for Robert will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon (7501 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA) at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, our family would like to encourage donations be given to The Glioblastoma Foundation in Bob’s Memory. Donations can be made
Interment service will be private. Arrangements by Devlin Funeral Home, Inc.

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  • David Schwab

    My Deepest Sympathies to the Family — worked many cases with Bob over the years May – Sleep Brother, Sleep

  • Alicia Clark

    Extremely sorry for your heartbreak.

  • Lee Alan Phillips

    Amy, So sorry to hear about Bobby. We were childhood friends.
    I will always remember the times we spent together, Lee

  • Barbara Fuhr Rindfuss

    Sending our sympathies to the entire family. Bobby was always a guy bigger than life! He will be missed terribly and has left a hole in his community!

  • Bridget Bunce

    May he rest in peace, he was always such a wonderful police officer when I was growing up, thank you for all your years of service and kindness, prayers for your family and friends at this difficult time.

  • Joanne McGill

    Bob always had time to pop in and say hi, even while on vacation with family, Tom enjoyed his visits, may they rest in peace!

  • Bonnie Mikita

    We were friends for 30 years. He was our local police officer and a dear friend. Everyone loved Bob, especially the kids, he was such a great role model. Our kids considered him a family member. Bob always made you laugh, loved having a good time and loved his family. We had so many good times with Bob, down on the boat, making wine, spending holidays together and just hanging out. We will always hold Bob dear in our hearts and will treasure all the memories with him. All of us have lost a very special person.

  • Thomas & Patricia Kachinko

    Tom says Thanks for all the good memories!
    Pattie, I can still picture you at our wedding!
    God bless, you and your family! Prayers !
    Love ya!

  • James P. Robbins, Jr.

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate and friend, Bob Espy. He was a great guy and a pillar of the community. I extend my deepest condolences to the Espy family during this sad and difficult time. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Barbara Havrisko

    In your life, you meet people that leave a lasting impression. Bob was one of those people. He was larger than life. He always seemed to strive to make everyone he met comfortable and always seemed to go above and beyond. He will be greatly missed. Bless you, dear Bob. Thank you for being the man you were.

  • Tony & Ellen DiGirolamo

    Our condolesences to Amy and the family on the loss of Bob. Bob was a genuine good guy and easy to get along with. Special sympathy to Amy for the loss of her husband that she had hoped to grow old with.

  • Paul Miller

    I am very sorry to hear about Bob. I met Bob years ago when I worked for our local ambulance company. He was a great Police Officer and a great person. He had a way to handle any situation that you could imagine. And many times he could use his sense of humor to help others deal with the situation at hand. All of you have my deepest sympathy.

  • Wade Leidecker

    Although I only knew Bob for 4 years, we created a life time of memories. Cornhole, poker , fishing and just hanging out. He loved his family to the ends of the earth.He was a special friend, that would do anything for you, a very special Buddy, I love you always and hold a special place in my heart for you, Love You Bob



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