Robert “Bob” Asquith, 88, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C., with family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth, daughter Pam (Cindy); son Dale; stepchildren Kathleen (Dan) and Terry (Barbara); grandchildren Kurt, Samantha, Jennifer, Joey, Abby, Philip, and Evan; four great granddaughters Aubry, Addison, Amelia, and Chelsea and many nephews and nieces.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Albert and Geraldine (Crane) Asquith; and siblings William Asquith, Mary Van Note, and Cathy Block.
Bob grew up and attended schools in Buffalo, N.Y., and later moved to Rochester, N.Y., with his young family where he began a career as a public accountant. He enjoyed music, learned to play several brass instruments as a young man and sang tenor in church choirs. His hobbies included puzzles, paint by number, building model train sets and constructing beautifully furnished dollhouses (with wife Ruth) for their grandchildren. Bob loved being on the water, sailing on Silver Lake, N.Y., in his youth and taking friends and family out on the pontoon boat at Bob and Ruth’s home on Lake Conesus, N.Y. Family connections and history were important to Bob. He enjoyed the annual Crane and Van Note family reunions and maintaining family ties.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed.
A celebration of his life will be planned for next summer in Western New York. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.