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Robert Joseph “Bob” Carder, 70

Robert Joseph “Bob” Carder, 70 of Fleming Island, FL (Boca Raton, FL) passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  Mr. Carder was born to the late Donald J. and Lucille Hofstetter Carder in Lima, Ohio, was of the Catholic Faith, and an Ohio State Buckeye fan.  After growing up in Delphos, Ohio, Bob entered the US Navy before being discharged and moving to Dayton.  While living in Dayton, Bob married his wife of 48 years, Toni.  He was employed with Ohio Bell, Southern Bell after moving to Boca Raton, Florida and retired from AT&T for a total of 31 years.  During his work years, he was active in the Union CWA 3104 where he served as a Representative, Executive Vice-President and as President during the 1980s.   Bob had a love for politics and would try and convince you that his side was right.

In his retirement years, Bob enjoyed golf, boating, fishing; but his real enjoyment came when he was able to spend time with his grandson, Ryan.  Ryan meant the world to his “Pops” and was Bob’s reason for bragging of what Ryan accomplished through sports and in life; Bob was proud be his Grandpa.  Bob will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Mr. Carder was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Carder, father-in-law, Tom Allison, mother-in-law, Hilda Allison, and nephews, Shawn Henrie and Christopher Allison.

Bob is survived by his wife, Toni Allison Carder, who always supported him, daughter, Cristi (Steve) Kiley, grandson, Ryan, three brothers, Paul Carder, Dale “Bunny” (Denice) Carder, and Larry (Mary) Carder, two sisters, Sue (Dave) McNeal and Mary (Bob) Jackson,  brother-in-laws, Tom (Jo-Anne) Allison and John (Donna) Allison, several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Boca Raton, FL and his final resting place will be in Delphos, Ohio.  “Well done good and faithful servant, well done”.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to: Green Cove Springs Food PantrySt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720