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Robert 'Bob' Hewes Naples, FL

Robert Wallace Hewes, 73, went to meet his Lord and Savior on January 28, 2015 after a brief and courageous battle with heart disease. He was born on June 12, 1941 in Min neapolis, MN. Bob was a committed and ambitious, gentle loving man. He was young at heart, enjoyed traveling, photography and had an amazing, and sometimes quirky, sense of humor. He was a fill-in goalie for the Minneapolis Millers and the Minneapolis Bruins in the Minor League Farm System. He also coached youth sports including baseball, hockey, and soccer.

As a young adult, Bob served honorably with the U.S. Navy. While living in Minnesota, he was a partner in the restaurant design and equipment business. He then moved to Naples in 1989. Bob joined Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. on August 5, 1992. Over the years, he won numerous company awards. Since 2009, Bob has been one of the trainers for DowningFrye agents. His expertise was focused on technology. Since 1992 Bob was an active member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). He served on many committees at NABOR and was inducted into the Florida Association of Realtors Honor Society and NABOR Honor Society in 1992. His numerous accomplishments include NABOR Educator of the Year in 1995, Realtor of the Year in 1997, President's Award Recipient in 1999 and REALTOR Committee Contribution Award in 1999 and 2011. He received the Member Spotlight Award in 1999 and 2002 and was awarded the Task Force Contribution Award in 2009 and 2013. He has been a Director at NABOR since 2010. He received the Committee Member Spotlight in 2010 and was inducted into the NABOR Hall of Fame in 2013.

Bob is survived by his wife, Diane Hewes; daughter, NiKi (Kurt) Frideres; son, Tom Hewes; stepdaughters, Michele Jasinski and Jessica Bartuccio; his grandchildren, Krista (Adam) Ulibarri, Trisha Hoffman, Ashley Hoffman, Laney Hewes, Dalton Creach, Shelby Creach, Mason Wilson; and greatgrandsons, Anthony Pacheco and Karter Ulibarri.

He was predeceased by his father, Walter Boyko; mother, Marjorie Palmer; and stepfather, Leonard Hewes.

Above all, Bob Hewes was truly a man of character. His light shone brightly.

Services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Fuller Funeral Home North, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Mass will be held Thursday, February 5, 2015 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34120 at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Naples Area Board of Realtors, 1455 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 at 5:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Doctors, Tracey Roth and Rajeev Rajani and the caring and compassionate staff at Naples Community Hospital.

Published in Naples Daily News on Feb. 1, 2015.
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