Robert P. Hope

Robert P. Hope
November 5, 1959 – February 3, 2019

Preceded in death by father, Thomas A. Hope.  Survived by mother, Jean Hope; siblings: Tammy Clemens (Radley), Thomas M., Michael J. (Rhonda), Stephen (Katy), and Richard (Sandy); nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, Feb. 8th at 11am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.


  • James Carnazzo Posted February 4, 2019 9:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I have so many great memories of working with him in our childhood business cutting firewood for people and going fishing together. My prayers will be for everyone who knew him and his family.

  • Arnie and Mary Ann Venem Posted February 4, 2019 11:41 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss of Bob. We have known Bob for many years as he was great friends with the Gray family. Bob came to our home in MN and also the family cabin. We will remember him for his infectious smile and those cigars. Bob will be missed by many and you have our sincere condolences.

  • Wendy Synowicki Posted February 5, 2019 12:02 am

    You were a kind & gentle, humble & faithful servant, Bob, and you’ll be dearly missed!! Save us a seat at Jesus’ feet and pray like heck we make it!! May God bless & keep you in the company of the Saints. Love & continued prayers for your dear family & many friends. We’ll try to make you proud. Love, Wendy & Bob

  • Katie Clapper (Shindle) Posted February 5, 2019 10:07 am

    Soul taken too soon. One of the warmest men I came to know. I will always remember getting the warm embrace of your hug whenever we met my Uncle at Millard VFW. I pray that you have caste out and already reeling in some big ones! My heart aches. Much love and many prayers being sent to you all.

  • Glenn Reid Posted February 5, 2019 12:46 pm

    Bob is one of the best men I have ever met. His love of people and genuine smile were something else. I am honored to having known him.

  • Curt Jordan Posted February 5, 2019 4:00 pm

    I was just floored to hear of Bobs passing, what a fine man, would do anything for anyone, fond memories of Bob from down at the Millard American Legion and at the VFW in Millard as well, he was a long time member of the Son’s of the American Legion squadron 374, my thought’s and prayers go out to the hope family.

  • Kathy Howard Posted February 6, 2019 3:23 am

    My cousin was Bob Hope not the famous comedian, singer or actor but he was just as famous, just as talented and just as funny. He wasn’t the USO host in Vietnam but the volunteer for the VFW fish and nut fry and greeter and cook every Sunday for BBQ in the Hopes backyard. He was kind, generous, loving, good-hearted and always giving to others. He’s infectious laughter was equally match by a sympathetic tear. He was a Cornerstone who held others up. He loved tradition and friends, he welcomed strangers, he loved his family especially his mama. He kept life simple despite his large stature and everyone who knew him admired that his heart was even bigger. My Bob Hope was very special to me and is now in Heaven’s Vegas, smoking a cigar and playing the slots with his lucky bean next to my brother. Keep my chair warm Bob….. cousin Kathy

    • john holladay Posted February 7, 2019 2:11 pm

      beautiful statement

  • Steve Hope Posted February 6, 2019 12:38 pm

    Wanted; fishing buddy.
    Must be able to hold cigar in mouth, lit, for 160 miles, in truck sleeping. Must be able to mentor 2 twin 17 yr old boys. Also cook food at 10 o’clock Friday night, at 500* to get it done quicker. Must be able to drive boat in a lazy boy chair, at maximum speed of 12 mph without getting wet as I get soaked. Park boat in shade while I cook like bacon. Stay in same spot for hours, not getting a nibble. Moving a 100’ and catching more fish than the limit allows. Go back to cabin staying dry, while I get soaked again and cooking feather bones to perfection.
    On second thought, I won’t need a fishing buddy, I have one for life, I’ll check ya later Boobus.

    • Tim W Sharp Posted May 16, 2022 12:25 am

      Bones, I miss Bob so much., He was my Favorite. My Favorite Hope ever.. I hope skitch is doing well. Tell Kate hi, and I assume froggy is in college by now?? We are old. Your brother, one of my best friends. I’m so fortunate to know the entire Hope family. I love you guys ! What an amazing family. I’m blessed to call all of you my friends.

    • Tim W Sharp Posted May 16, 2022 12:32 am

      You nailed that Steve

  • Nancy Shindle (Vik) Posted February 6, 2019 6:29 pm

    I met Bob years ago through my brother , Marilyn Vik and from that moment on he has been like family to us all. I will forever remember Bob as one of the nicest human beings I have ever met with the greatest laugh. I will cherish my memories and the conversations I had with Bob. I am grateful and thankful that he was always there for my brother. You will be missed my friend and wish you peace.

  • Duane Rowe Posted February 7, 2019 10:28 am

    Always had a lot of respect for Bob , one great guy with a big heart.

  • Ron and Joyce Thompson Posted February 7, 2019 11:38 am

    Our favorite memories of Bob come from all the times at our cabin in Valley. Most memorable were the
    horseshoe tournaments held at various cabins around the lake. Bob and Russ would usually manage to
    win, with everyone cheering them on, and Plumpy shouting “ringer” in the background. Bob was a man of larger stature, a huge heart, a great hug, and kindness always. He will be missed.

    The Thompsons

  • Ron and Joyce Thompson Posted February 7, 2019 11:42 am

    Our favorite memories of Bob are linked to the times at our cabin in Valley, at Pleasure Lakes. The very best memories come from the horseshoe tournaments, watching Bob and his partner Russ, with “Plumpy” (Greg) yelling “ringer” in the background. Bob was a man of large stature, a giant heart, a great hug, and a funny and kind personality. He will be greatly missed

  • JL Kems Posted February 7, 2019 11:54 am

    Still miss you passing the house on your mower and your gentle wave…………….

  • john holladay Posted February 7, 2019 2:30 pm

    ROBERT, you’ll certainly be missed by all.
    I will always remember Robert as one of the most caring people I have ever met. I use to explain him to others, as the BIG Teddy Bear of the family. He had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. Even when we were children, he was so caring. I loved reading all the comments and you can see everyone felt the same. Bob, I hope there is no grass in heaven so you can spend your time fishing and smoking cigars….We all know that Bobs legacy will be his humor, caring, and loving soul. Love to the family especially Aunt Jean.

  • Greg Hand Posted February 7, 2019 5:08 pm

    Bob…As you look down upon us from heaven, never forget the great times we had:
    -Becoming “first” friends after our parents moved next door to each other in the undeveloped Prairie Lane neighborhood;
    -pestering your older brothers and sister as only younger siblings can;
    -Exploring the hills and valleys before homes started popping up all around us;
    -Climbing through the early-construction houses as if they were our personal playgrounds;
    -Welcoming new friends and neighbors as PL exploded with homes and families;
    -Thinking how mature we were on our first day of kindergarten at PL elementary;
    -Dinners on buddy-burners before camping out under the stars;
    -Walking to lunch at Mister S or trick-or-treating north of Center road;
    -Off to Valley View Jr. high, then graduation from WHS!

    It was always nice to catch up with you after I moved away. You have always been a true friend, and you will be missed dearly. My condolences to your mother, Tammy, Tom, Mike, Steve and Rich. Greg

  • Peggy Sanchez Posted February 9, 2019 5:14 am

    No words can explain the greatness of Bob! Until we meet again, Cuz! Love You! XOXOXO

  • Joel Carnazzo Posted February 9, 2019 9:29 am

    Having grown up right across the street from the Hopes, I knew Bob and the Hope boys since I was a little tike, or as he might say “Knee high to a grasshopper.” Back in that time and place we knew and befriended our neighbors. Bob gave me my first job when I was 14 and I worked with he and Rich every summer til I was 20. I always brought friends around every summer and he’d hire them too. Work days were long and the work was hard, but we had it good. Working with your friends and neighbors everyday and being outdoors was pretty great. At the end of the day there was also “refreshments” and maybe fishing at Lake 16. Bob was such a central figure in those formative years of my life and I cherish the memories and took with me so many lessons about life that sustain me to this day. I know that he continued all his life to share with others his gift of friendship, his generosity of spirit and his sense of humor. We all have been blessed. Thanks Bob! – Joel

  • Warren and Pat Mischke Posted February 12, 2019 10:58 am

    I taught Bob at Valley View. Hunted pheasants with him and took him and fellow student to my family farm near Crofton for a weekend. What a class act he was!!!

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