Robert Bekoff
1943 - 2018
Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel
7701 Bailey Road
Pompano Beach, FL
Robert Bekoff, 75, of Plantation, FL formerly of Lynn, MA, died peacefully on October 12, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Norman & Anne Bekoff and stepmother, Sylvia Bekoff. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Dorothy; son, Norman Bekoff; daughter, Laura Miller; and sister, Joyce Bieler. In addition he leaves his grandsons, CJ Miller and Brooks Bekoff & great-granddaughter, Lillian Miller. Bob was the original founder of the iconic Water Taxi of Ft. Lauderdale. He expanded operations by opening additional locations across the country including Oklahoma City, which is still in operation today. Prior to this, he began his career selling forklift trucks as Owner/President of Maryland Clarklift. After selling and retiring at age 48, he went big game fishing all over the world. He parlayed his vast experience to become a consultant and builder in the passenger vessel industry. He was an avid orchid enthusiast, amassing over 700 orchids. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at noon, Star of David Cemetery, 7701 Bailey Rd, North Lauderdale, FL 33068. Contributions may be made in his name to
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Published by Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 14, 2018.
Star of David Cemetery
7701 Bailey Rd, North Lauderdale, FL
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I am incredibly sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences. May you always cherish the memories that you've had with your loved one. Remember God's promise at Jeremiah 29:11,12 this will give the family the comfort they all need during this time of grief.
January 17, 2019
I was shocked to hear of Bob's passing. I had the good fortune to be his next door neighbor in Hawk's Landing for several years and Dotty and he were amazing neighbors. Bob was a good guy who will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Ron Shnider
November 8, 2018
I am sorry about your loss. Please know that those who pass away, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15.
October 20, 2018
May the God of comfort and peace continue to be with family and friends to see you through the difficult times. Jeremiah 29:11
Maria Torres
October 19, 2018
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
October 17, 2018
May the God of comfort and peace continue to be with family and friends to see you through the difficult times. Jeremiah 29:11
Maria Torres
October 16, 2018
My sincere condolences. May you persevere in prayer to the God of all comfort. He promises to strengthen and help you to endure during this sad time....Romans 12:12
October 15, 2018
I worked for Bob for over twenty years. Over that time Bob became my trusted friend and mentor. Bob was a very creative guy always looking for a new way to try and do something or improve on something. We worked hard and had a lot of successes and some failures but invariably had fun together. We were quite different in our political views but shared a passion for family, a belief in loyalty and code of not ever being willing to quit. I'll miss Bob's insight and wit but most of all I'll miss my friend. Across the river and into the trees my brother until we meet again.
Mark Klages
October 15, 2018
Bob was a good personal friend.What I remember most about Bob was his enthusiasm for life, creativity, and devotion to his family. He was also a great designer and boat builder. We first through our work in Fort Lauderdale, where Bob created a very successful water taxi operation. Then we worked with Bob in Oklahoma City and The Woodlands on the creation of Water Taxi services with his son Norm. He will be missed. He was a real Mensch and human being!
Barry Goodman
October 15, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. He was a man with an idea ahead of his time when he opened the WATER TAXI here in Fort Lauderdale. I first met Dorothy and Bob when they came into Interbanc. He will be missed by all who met Bob Bekoff, a man with a smile and a handshake.
Deborah Bolster Kerr
October 14, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family on your great loss. May you find peace and comfort during this sad time. Psalms 25:16,17
October 14, 2018
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