Robert Ernest Bollinger, also known as Bob, Bobby, Dad, Uncle Bob, and Pop, was 85 years old and lived in Cape Coral, Florida. He went to his heavenly home on May 11th, 2023. Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 27, 1937 to Mary Gray Bollinger and George Bollinger. Bob married the love of his life, Elizabeth Bollinger, on April 19, 1958. The two would have a family of five. Their children include Carol Rinko (son in law Bob), Liz Bollinger, Mary Albertson (son in law Jim), the late Bobby Bollinger (who is with them in heaven), and Jim Bollinger. They were blessed with six grandchildren: Kris Bollinger (wife April), John Christensen (wife Mandie), Katelyn Albertson, Jake Stover, Kimberly Albertson, and Bobby Rinko III. More blessings followed with 11 great-grandchildren: Mylah Christensen, Connor Bollinger, Cameron Bollinger, Norah Christensen, Ellie Bollinger, Owen Christensen, Chase Bollinger, Landon Christensen, Sophia Stover, Ansley Bollinger, and Nolan Stover.
As a young man, Bob served in the US Navy. He later worked at Pitney Bowes for 22 years. Bob then served his community as a paramedic and later decided to attend Gloucester County College to pursue a degree in nursing. After being awarded his nursing degree, Bob then became a nurse and worked in the ICU and ER at Newcomb and Underwood Hospitals for 20 years.
As a father and grandfather, Bob shared his love of travel with his family. His travels included motorcycles, cars, vans, planes, and sailboats. Bob traveled across the world as a young man with the Navy and later in life with Betty including memorable trips such as their trip to Israel where Bob was baptized in the sea of Galilee. Other trips included various ski trips, timeshare stays with family, and even cliff jumping in the Grand Canyon at the age of 81.
Bob enjoyed spending his time with family, learning new things, painting, and reading. He also spent many years of his life dedicated to his churches and growing closer in his relationship with the Lord. Bob and Betty spent much of their time attending Clayton Baptist Church and later McGregor Baptist church. Bob and Betty’s love of the Lord lives on in the love that they have shared with their friends and family. Their love for each other and their loved ones exemplifies the love that they believed that Jesus came to share with the world. Bob and Betty are now reunited in their heavenly home leaving behind a legacy of faith, hope, and love.