Obituary of Robert Werner
Bob Werner died peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by the love of his family on November 18th, after a four-year hard-fought battle with cancer. Bob was born in Cincinnati, OH in 1950, raised his family in picturesque Simsbury, CT, and enjoyed retirement to the fullest in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Bob was known for being active in every way he could over the years. In CT he was a basketball junky, playing with several pick-up groups until a ruptured Achilles (and his wife) made him stop. His next obsession was born when a good friend turned Bob onto cycling. He became passionate about mountain biking, riding the beautiful New England trails that were literally right out his back door. When the harsh CT winters made outdoor cycling impossible, Bob turned to indoor spinning classes. He trained and became a beloved spin instructor, which he continued into retirement in SC, even after recovering from his first cancer battle. He would also substitute as a spin instructor when visiting Aruba, his family’s home away from home, every February since 1980. Bob’s love of music shined through, and his playlists combined with his fun personality made his classes very popular. His other vocation was a career as a sales leader in the automotive aftermarket, leading sales for several companies including Big A and Carquest Auto Parts.
Bob’s biggest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends. Whether it was hosting the annual 4th of July pool party, or traveling together with friends on special trips, this is what he enjoyed most. Bob was adored by his family and friends and known as the best storyteller, always the entertainer, and the life of every party. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of fifty years Marion of Mt. Pleasant, two daughters Kate Fox (Ryan) and Paige Brickhouse (John), all of Charleston, and two grandsons Owen and Austin Brickhouse who knew their Grand-Bob as the best there ever was. Then there is Goose, Bob’s happy Spinone Italiano who he shared long walks with on the beach each morning. Goose and Bob were proud to be members of the Elvis Saves Sullivan’s team helping to keep Sullivan’s Island the cleanest beach in the USA.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, December 1st at 10:30 am at Sunrise Presbyterian Church 3222 Middle Street Sullivan’s Island, SC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Amedisys Hospice 1027 Physician’s Drive Suite 240 Charleston, SC 29414 would be appreciated.
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