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Robert Joseph Gress

June 2, 1938 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 79)

Robert (Bob) Joseph Gress, 79 of Livonia Michigan, passed away on February 26, 2018. He is the beloved husband of Susan Lee Gress and they shared 54 years of marriage together.


Bob was born in Alpena Michigan on June 2, 1938. He was the son of Clarence and Alice Gress and the 2nd oldest of 9 siblings.  He attended Southfield High School and Served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960.  After being honorably discharged from the service he worked as a carpenter for over 25 years.


He loved hunting, fishing and enjoyed following all of Michigan sports teams (Lions excluded).  Bob will be remembered for his guidance, kind heart, and great sense of humor.


He is survived by his wife Susan, son’s William (Sherri) and Steven.


Memorial Donations in memory of Robert may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517 
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517


The Gress family would like to express special thanks to Terry Reed, Connie Henry, Bob Perry and Dr. Michael Wayne.


Visitation for Robert will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 PM at Manns Family Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt, Livonia 48154.

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