Robert Victor Semon

August 15, 2020
Robert Victor Semon

Robert Victor Semon, 72, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 15, 2020.

Robert attended SUNY at Binghamton where he received his undergraduate degree, he then went on to SUNY at Buffalo where he received his Juris Doctorate.

Robert, or as everyone called him,  “Bob”, was a dedicated employee of Marriott Vacation Club at Ford’s Colony where he won many awards for customer service and excellence.  He thought of his fellow co-workers as his extended family and loved his job there.

He loved spending time watching football, especially his Buffalo Bills.   He loved going to local festivals and eating all the food he could. Bob could never pass up a good deal and spent lots of time scouring the Sunday coupons.  There was nothing greater than the love or pride he felt for his grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Petronelle and Victor Semon, brother, Dr. William J. Semon, and brother-in-Law, William W. Larew. He is survived by his wife, Mellanee A. Larew; daughters Meredith McCoy of Hampton, VA and her husband James, and Lindsey Bethel of Hampton, VA and her husband Marc; step-son, Charlie McPherson, of Durham, NC; and grandchildren, Lance Corporal Matthew Smith, Marshall Smith, Lucas Currier, Sasha Currier, Avery Bethel; Sister-in-law Linda Semon of Des Moines, IA and niece Jennifer Rostal (husband Scott) of St. Paul,  MN.

An open house celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home. For those attending, we ask that you please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the William J. Semon Family Resource Fund at www.mercyone.org/desmoinesfoundation (choose William J. Semon Fund) or mail to:

MercyOne Des Moines Foundation

411 Laurel Street, Ste 2250

Des Moines, IA 50314

Specify William J. Semon Family Resource Fund.


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  • August 20, 2020
    Kelly Ashlock says:
    My deepest condolences. May Bob Rest In Peace - I loved working with Bob. To know him was to love him. He will be missed. Love, Kelly

  • November 11, 2021
    Edward D. Manzo says:
    As a student at SUNY-Buffalo law school from 1972-75, I clerked at the Lutwak & Feldman law firm where Bob came to work as an associate lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and congenial, and I liked and respected him. After I graduated, I left Buffalo worked in Chicago until retirement. I lost track of Bob and learned just now of his passing, so please excuse this much-delayed condolences. I am sorry to learn of his early demise and extend my condolences to his family.

  • August 27, 2020
    Brian McKerchar says:
    I am shocked about Bob’s passing. I just talked with him on August 11 to say we couldn’t come to due to Covid19 Travel restrictions from Canada. I’ve enjoyed time with Bob for a great many years as owner of 3 weeks there. I always took him a ‘Canadian’ gift of maple syrup each year. So sad at his passing.

  • August 25, 2020
    Amber Gerry Kein says:
    Bob treated each guest with respect and Bob's extreme professionalism was always embodied with warmth and kindness.

  • August 25, 2020
    Rosemary and Ted Gerry says:
    Bob always made our family vacations enjoyable. Thank you for making our family feel like yours. We will miss you.