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Lori Kale

Bob and Pat were a huge part of my support when I became a Catholic at St Michael’s in 1997. I have always truly loved Bob with his kind and gentle ways and his words of wisdom and his humor. I will miss running into him at Mass and Publix. He was a great man! Prayers for peace and comfort for the family as you part earthly ways. He always spoke proudly of his kids and grandkids. Much love.


BEST GRANDPA EVER! Thank you for being a second Dad to me and taking Maggie under your wing and showering her with all of the love a granddaughter ever needed! Rest now Daddy, you’ve earned it❣️

David Richardson

So Sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Stores, I remember playing baseball for him at Christ the King. I used to run into him every now and then at the coffee shop in Fernandina, before he moved away. Know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Chris and Beth Anders

Our heart, thoughts and prayers go out to this wonderful family during this tough time. Cathy, you and your family are being lifted up for strength and peace during this time. Here for you when you need us.

Robert S. Stores


Mr. Robert “Bob” Stores, age 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, and formerly of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 31, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

The eldest of five children, he was born to the late Robert and Iola Stores in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Bob was raised in the South and graduated from Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama, Class of 1950. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1958, he married the love of his life, Patricia Griffin Stores. He and Patsy raised their family first in Florida and then in Georgia. After a forty year career in the industrial chemical field, Bob retired and they returned to Fernandina Beach, Florida, where the couple first met. They created many happy memories there, which will long be cherished by their children and grandchildren. Bob described himself as an avid gardener, a mediocre golfer, and an outstanding fisherman. He is fondly remembered for his love of Frank Sinatra music, his frequent trips to watch trains and planes, and his renowned bread and butter pickles and home baked apple pies.

Mr. Stores is predeceased by his parents, his brothers, James, Thomas, and Joseph, and his lovely wife Patricia.

He leaves behind his children, Kelly Cantwell (James), Charleston, SC, Robert Stores (Mandy), Pensacola, FL, David Stores (Sheila), Monticello, GA, Cathy McNamara (Rich), Woodstock, GA, a sister, Pat Schwartz, Idyllwild, CA, six grandchildren, Robbie and Michael Cantwell, Erin, Griffin, and Kirsten McNamara, and Maggie Stores, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Oxley Heard Funeral Home. A Vigil Service will begin at 6:00 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Jose Kullakallam, Celebrant. Mr. Stores will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery, Fernandina Beach, Florida,

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Academy, ℅ St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 505 Broome Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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