Franklin - Robert Michael Sturgeon, 60, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born on July 22, 1958 son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Peters) Sturgeon. What Robert (or as his close friends knew him “Beer-man Bob”) loved more than anything else was his family and friends. His family was always #1. He enjoyed golfing, boating, playing poker, being with his grandkids, singing karaoke, food, going out to eat or just being at home in his “Spot of Heaven”. Bob was a huge Orioles fan and spent his summers watching baseball, rooting for the Orioles to win and the Red Sox’s to loose. Bob could talk to anyone and no one was a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure to know him.
Bob is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 41 years, Linda (Russell) Sturgeon of Franklin, his son David Sturgeon and wife Erika of Franklin, daughter Melissa Cota and husband Casey of El Paso, Texas, a sister Patricia Stone, three grandchildren, Shane Cota, Kalise Cota, Benjamin Sturgeon, mother and father-in law Burr and Joan Russell, brothers and sisters-in-law Timothy Russell and wife Deneen, Susan Prest and husband Mark, Valerie Desrochers and husband John, Karen Williams and husband Jerry, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also predeceased by his sister Sharon Maskell.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 10, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist in Enosburg Falls on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Stanley officiating. Inurnment will follow in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.