Robert “Bob” Girsham, 82, of Chesterfield passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his youngest son’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Bob was born on December 26, 1939 in West New York, New Jersey to Louise Schoener and Robert M. Girsham. Bob was a devoted husband, a caring father and grandfather to both his own and stepchildren.
As a teen and young adult in New Jersey, Bob enjoyed working on the water primarily harvesting oysters. After moving to Virginia, Bob changed career fields and became a talented carpenter. Bob helped build many homes in the Fredericksburg area before going into business for himself as B&G Construction. Once self-employed, Bob primarily built additions and completed home renovations. His passion was trim carpentry, providing him with challenges and where his attention to detail made him a perfectionist.
Survivors include his children, Susan Collins, Robert Girsham III and Mark Girsham; stepdaughters, Catherine Selby, Deborah Riggins and Connie Trigger; 17 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.