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 www.OKSaveADog.org
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Published by Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 14, 2018.