Robert J. Shore

February 27, 2013
Robert J. Shore

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Robert “Bob” Shore of Laurel Park, N.C., passed away February 27, 2013, following a long journey through Alzheimer’s disease. A native of California, Bob and his wife, Marilee, have lived in this area over 25 years.

Bob graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business. He worked for GE for 38 years as a District Manager in the Industrial Sales Division, located in Schenectady, N.Y., Chicago/Oakbrook, Ill., and Pittsburgh.

During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy, in the Officer Training program.

Bob loved music and sang in a barbershop chorus, and church choirs, occasionally as a soloist. He enjoyed playing golf and bridge, and developed new talents by acting in several productions at Hendersonville Little Theatre, and drawing pastel portraits. He loved to grow roses for his wife, and the couple spent many summers traveling the U.S. and Canada in their camping van. Bob served on many church and community boards, including head of the Laurel Park Planning Board from January 1992 to October 1997.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Marilee; and by an older sister, Ellen (Sheridan) of Big Bear Lake, Calif. He was previously married to Joyce Watson Shore, the mother of Bob’s three daughters: Janna Packard (Sean Palmer) of Powell River, B.C., Canada; Jill Auburn (Walter) of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Lisa Shore of Richmond, Va.

Grandchildren are Clancy (Cindy) Palmer of Vancouver, Canada, and Holly Palmer currently of London, England. Great grandchildren are Ava, Roan and Nylan Palmer. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Brunson Chapel of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Martin officiating. At 1:00 p.m. friends are invited to greet the family in the Royell Allen room adjoining the chapel.

Memorial donations may be directed to MemoryCare, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  • March 06, 2013
    Tonia says:
    My condolences to the Shore Family. May you all find comfort during this painful time. To loose a loved one brings us great sorrow to our hearts. Please know that God cares and he promises to resurrect our dear loved ones sleeping in death John 5:28,29- those in their memorial tombs will hear the voice of his son Jesus and come out; Acts 24:15- there is going to be a resurrection of both righteous and unrighteous. They will be resurrected back to life on a paradise earth where death will be no more. Revelation 21:4- death will be no more; Isaiah 25:8-Jehovah God will swallow up death forever. Please find these scriptures comforting and draw close to God and he will draw close to you. James 4:8. Please read these scriptures along with your personal copies of the bible and for more information on the hope for those we have lost in death go to