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Robert “Bob” Lee Mountjoy

Robert “Bob” Lee Mountjoy passed away on 10 April 2015 after an extended illness. He was born November 17, 1943 in Walla Walla, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents Pearl and Ardell Mountjoy and his brother Benjamin Mountjoy. He is survived by his loving wife Valerie Skurka-Mountjoy, daughters Tracey Mountjoy-Cross (Chris), Kimberley Gillen (Vince), Erin Mountjoy, Julienne Mountjoy, stepsons Zackary Hughes (Kathy), and Danny Hughes (Joy), Grandchildren, Courtney, Aiden, Christopher, Ava, Camerin, Sydney, Hailey, and Chloe, his brother Steven (Tami) and several nieces and nephews. He enlisted in the Army in 1961 as a PVT and served in the Armored Infantry division during the Cold War in Germany. A decorated Viet Nam Veteran, Bob served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive officer during 1967-1968 at several different areas in Viet Nam. He was there for the infamous TET Offensive of 1968. After returning to the US he commanded two different Army Units prior to leaving active duty at the rank of Captain, one at Ft. Eustis and the other in Okinawa. Upon leaving active duty he served in the Army Reserve and had over twenty years combined military service. He joined the US Postal Service in 1974 and during his postal career worked several management positions at Post Office, Sectional Center, Regional Levels, and US Postal Headquarters in Washington DC where he received many awards and commendations before retiring as Postmaster, Williston, FL. Bob enjoyed most his family, friends, bass fishing, and Gator sports. He especially enjoyed his time at breakfast with his fishing buddies and his Thursday “Lunch Bunch.” He was a member of the DAV, Military Officers Association of America, Gainesville FOE lodge #990, and Gainesville Bassmasters. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Gainesville Fisher House Foundation PO Box 358296 Gainesville, FL 32635. A Celebration Of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday April 19, 2015 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!