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Bob Harvard

Robert Lee “Bob” Harvard died unexpectedly in Largo Medical Center on August 17, 2020 in
Largo, Florida at the age of 62.

Bob is survived by his wife, Cheryl Harvard; first son, Joshua Harvard; grand-daughters, Angel
Harvard, Hannah Harvard; second son, Shaun Harvard; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Harvard;
grand-daughter, Julianne Harvard; mother, Hazel Seeley; siblings, Timothy Seeley & Cindy
Lynford. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Seeley.

Bob Harvard was born on February 20, 1958 in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from C.W.
Baker high school in 1976 and joined the United States Navy. He married Cheryl Proper, his
high school sweetheart in 1976 and were stationed at the 32nd Street Naval Station in San
Diego, CA. His children remember him as a caring and fun loving father. He was also the most
amazing grandpa to his three grand-daughters that he loved more than anything.

Bob was an accomplished Engineer at Raytheon of 31 years. He was extremely smart, talented,
funny, exceptionally likeable to others he encountered in his life. He was adventurous and
spontaneous, he enjoyed spending his time on the beach flying kites, attending festivals in the
community, golfing with Josh and Shaun on Father’s day annually, leisure and tournament
bowling, playing Playstation with Shaun and his granddaughter Angel, visiting theme parks,
spending time with his family, horseplaying with all the grandchildren and planning his
retirement with Cheryl. He had planned to retire in December 2020 to travel the U.S. visiting
places with Cheryl in their retirement adventures.

He was a generous, witty, dedicated individual who loved knowledge, who was passionate
about enjoying life and giving the world our best selves. He was an active and dedicated
member and supporter of Navy Veterans. He often volunteered as security for some of the
crews in several different parades in Ybor City.

A military service will be held for Bob at Bay Pines 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, FL 33744
at 3pm on Friday September 4, 2020. Family & friends are welcome to join this remeberance
service. A celebration of life memorial is scheduled for September 4, 2020 at Veterans Funeral
Care, 830 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765 from 6pm to 8pm. All friends and family are
welcome to attend and celebrate during this time.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Largo Medical Center for their efforts, care &
dedication to caring for Bob in his time of need from Tuesday July 28, 2020 to Monday August 17, 2020.

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  • Jennifer Herrig says:

    So sorry for your loss of such a wonderfully described man, gone too soon. I pray the Lord’s peace and comfort to your family at this time.


    I met Bob and Cheryl in San Diego in 1976. Bob and myself were stationed aboarb the USS AJAX AR-6 and we were attached to the engine shop.He was one heck of an Engineman.I was saddened to hear about his recent Passing.So fair winds to ya Brother and agian Cheryl my Condolences to you and the family.

  • Cuz'n Deb says:

    RIP Bob, i loved your Facebook jokes and the fact you loved my cousin Cheryl so much! You will be missed. Until we meet again! Fly high with the angels ❤

  • John Foscolos says:

    When I traveled from Charleston, SC to Raytheon to do testing, Bob helped me many times and he would always go out or escort me to lunch. He was always a fun guy to be around an he did have some good stories. We are similar in age so we traded off stories, he always talked about his wife and family. I am glad I had a chance to know him. I know Bob will be getting things ready for us when it’s our turn to visit him again. Your lunch buddy from Cummins.

  • Carolyn&John says:

    Fky high with the highest kite that you can imagine and love and kiss all if our loved ones for us. God speed our loved friend.Our heart goes out to this wounderful family.

  • Fay Emerton-Proulx says:

    What a beautiful obit.
    Cousin Bobbie sounds like he hadn’t change throughout his years. Although we as children only saw each other for a day to two on a yearly basis, we put a lot of laughter, fun and love in our hours of play.
    When I thought of Bobby, his brother Tim and sister Cindy -. I always smile.
    I will continue to remember you with fondness until we meet again in Heaven embrace..
    Your Canadian cousin

  • Gary and Michele koonz says:

    So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing.our memories from bowling will last forever.prayers and virtual hugs to Cheryl and the Gary and Michele Koonz

  • Cindy says:

    First and foremost my deepest condolences to Cheryl, Josh, Shaun and their families. What a wonderful remembrance you gave to Bob. To my brother I am so sorry, you will be loved and missed.

  • Ignacio Mella says:

    Bob, it was an honor to have known and work with you at Raytheon. You will truly be missed. Thank you for your military service.
    Ignacio “Mel” Mella

  • Bert Chase says:

    Bob, you were a good friend and great bowling partner. I will remember our time as the Ghost Riders in those doubles leagues. I enjoyed working with you at Raytheon and I know you will be greatly missed by your family. Rest In Peace, old friend.

  • Christina Ritzel says:

    So sorry for your loss Cheryl and family my prayers are with you 🙏🏻. May you Rest In Peace!

  • Dennis Chaplin says:

    So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob for over 20 years at Raytheon. He was a friend/co-worker and I had much respect for his knowledge. For all the time I knew him he didn’t have a harsh word for anyone. Beautiful and heartfelt obituary. My sincere condolences for your loss. RIP Bob

  • Curtis Wallace & Beth Schultz says:

    Our condolences to Cheryl and to their entire family. Bob will be greatly missed.
    Thank you for your service in the Navy.
    Rest In Peace

  • Rhonda ODom says:

    So sorry for your loss Cheryl and to your family, my prayers are with you.

  • cheryl schwandt says:

    Bob was on a bowling team with me. He was a fervent bowler and threw a mean curve ball. I enjoyed his sense of humor and kind spirit. May the Lord lift up his family at this difficult time and help them to dwell on the precious memories.

  • Bedford Dabney says:

    We were so sad to learn of Bob’s passing! Our hearts go out to Cheryl and all of the family for the loss of your loved one! We wish all of you God’s speed as you chart your next course! Bob was a dedicated member of the Raytheon/E-Systems technical team making many contributions during his long career! He will be missed by the many lives that he touched including his coworkers, friends and family. Thank you, my friend for your service to our country and we wish you fair winds and calm seas! Rest in peace! Love, BL and Kit Dabney

  • Tim Coville says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. We’ve all lost a wonderful guy. I hope time and memories bring those closest to him some comfort.

  • Jeaneane Keller says:

    Cheryl, Josh, and Shaun our deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob was a staple in our family and will be missed so very much. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Sheila Heidelbaugh says:

    Cheryl and Family,
    Sending my Heartfelt Condolences to you all..
    Your family is in my prayers..
    Thank you for your service to our country Bob.
    May you Rest in Eternal Paradise..

  • Janet & Mike Waddell says:

    Cheryl and Family
    We will all miss Bob. We will miss his crazy humor and his kilt he wore so well. Bob was the best president a bowling secretary could ever have. He was always there to help and support our league and to support Cheryl and our ladies at our bowling tournaments.

  • Debbie Madrid says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Bob for the past 9 years here in Largo. He was a great employee with a great attitude, strong work ethic, a contagious laugh and would do anything he could to help his friends and co-workers. He has gone too soon and will be missed dearly by many.

  • Valerie Jordan says:

    RIP Bob

    To the Harvard Family

    So sorry for your loss

    Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain in your heart.

  • Jose Calderon says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. RIP to my friend and mentor Bob. He will be greatly missed.

    To the Harvard family, my deepest condolences.

  • Monica Livingston says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Harvard Family. Shaun Harvard is a part of our work family and we are saddened to hear about the passing of your loved one. We send our thoughts/prayers and wishes of comfort during this difficult time.

  • Mo Cottman says:

    My condolences to the family of Bob Harvard. His matchless dedication to the Computer Products programs will always be remembered. He was always willing to go the extra mile and was a large part of all the success that was achieved. I will always remember him as a caring and fun loving guy. My prayers are with the family for comfort during this time.

  • David Morrison says:

    Heart felt condolences to all of Bob’s family,
    Cheryl and Cindy I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with, though many years ago, at ECI where I was working when Bob and his family joined the team and I have known and worked with Bob ever sense until I retired last April 1 2020. We where working together on the same project at hat time. Bob was always very dedicated to his work and had a great sense of humor And I really enjoyed working with him and was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My wife, Elizabeth, rememberers working with Cheryl at another company some years ago and we both are very sorry for Your loss.
    Again condolences and prayers to Cheryl and all of Bob’s family. Wishing you all the best.

  • Antoinette Harrell says:

    So sorry for the loss of a wonderful man he will truly be missed. Praying for wife and family to get through this sad time, May God watch over you, S.I.P Bob

  • Toby Brown says:

    My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family.

    I had the honor of working with Bob at Raytheon. He was a talented and hard-working professional who always had a positive, can-do attitude. Bob’s friendliness was contagious, and he always greeted me with a smile and a pleasant hello. I count myself among the fortunate people in this world who got the chance to know him.

  • Debby Hunt says:

    Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Bob.

  • Jennifer Harvard says:

    There isn’t a day that passes since 2020 that I don’t stop and think about you. This world is quiet without you. Sometimes I hear you laughing, especially when others are laughing. I try to always keep my head up missing you because I know you would want me too. But sometimes it’s hard. Fly high. Stay close. Thinking of you always.

  • Shaun Harvard says:

    Happy Birthday, Dad! We all love and miss you so much! There is not a day that passes without being reminded of you. The other day I saw someone in the neighborhood flying a parachute kite and it reminded me that even though you are not here with us, you are still watching over our family with your REV eyes high in the sky! Miss you!

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