PEEDIN, ROBERT THOMAS, 66, of Miami, FL., passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Petersburg, VA. in 1946, he was the son of Fannie and Thomas Peedin. Known and fondly remembered for his witty quotes, lovingly referred to as "Bobisms," he was a United States Air Force veteran, who served our country for 4 years. Mr. Peedin retired from Unico Service Inc. in 2010 after over 45 years of service. Robert is survived by his loving wife Joanne (who was by his side every step of the way), his daughter Tawny, his son Jeffrey Thompson (Soo) his 2 grandsons Jakob and Simon, his father Thomas Peedin of Dunn, NC, and his sister Karen Brown (Van) and their children of Murphy, NC, along with numerous in-laws and cousins. Gone on before him, whom he joined in heaven are his mother Fannie, and his brother Dan. A praise service in celebration of his beautiful life will be held this Saturday, September 1st at 1:00pm at The Central Presbyterian Church of West Kendall, located at 12455 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bobby's memory to The Central Presbyterian Church or to the Sylvester Cancer Institute. Bobby will be remembered for his strength and his will to live; he never gave up, even at the very end. His passing leaves a heartache that no one can heal, but his love leaves a memory that no one can steal.
Published in Miami Herald on Aug. 29, 2012