Robert H. Ashburner, Sr.

May 26, 1938 - May 21, 2022

05/26/1938 - 05/21/2022

Past Services

Sunday May 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions

Robert H. Ashburner, Sr, 83, passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2022. Bob was born to the late Haskins and Frances Ashburner in Norfolk, Virginia on May 26, 1938.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. His passion was for antique cars and sailing. He was past president of both the Sertoma Club and Builders & Contractors Exchange. Also, Commodore B.B.S.A. 1988. He was loved tremendously and will be missed deeply.

Other than his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Sawyer Ashburner and brother, Charles Ashburner.

Left to cherish his loving memory is his wife of almost 26 years, Susan Ashburner; children, Cliff H. Ashburner (Stewart), Robert H. Ashburner Jr (Tina), James R. Kipper (Maria), Cynitha K. Cruce (Allen) and Brink Evans; grandchildren, Kate, Hobson, Annie Ashburner, Michael and Thomas Kipper, Henry and Margaret Cruce; sister, Susan Ashburner Cooper; many more extended family members and friends.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 29 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel from 1:00 pm until 3:00pm.

Bob’s final wish was to be buried at sea.

The family has requested if possible that any donations be made to St. Jude’s or Beth Sholom Village.


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Carolyn Kennedy Pettitt
21 days ago

Sorry to hear about your loss… we moved to Florida in 2020. Still miss our friends at the beach.

Melissa T.
29 days ago

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father, my condolences to you and your family during your time of grief. Hold on to the wonderful memories that have been made along the way and know that he is in Gods arms now. God Bless You.

Celeste Bremer
29 days ago

I wish I knew outside of the whole medical world. It sound like he loved life and lived to the fullest! If Bobby is his offspring, he must have been a great man. My condolences to your family.

Anita Fomin
29 days ago

Dear Robert,
I am so sorry for the unexpected loss of your dad. As you make your way through the mourning process, I hope you are comforted by an outpouring of love and sweet memories. I look forward to the next time I see you so you can talk story. Big hugs to you and condolences to the rest of the family.

Tina Pryor
29 days ago

What a gift he left to the world in his legacy Robert Ashburner Jr, Clifford Ashburner and Brink Evans Jr.

Ann Williams
1 month ago

Dear Family,
Mr. Ashburner was one of our beloved customers at Mobility City. Please accept our sincere condolences. He will be missed.
The Mobility City Family

Dick Randolph
1 month ago

Bobby and I were competitors for years until I joined Sadler Materials in 1990. we worked together for over 20 years. I was always amazed at how many construction and concrete people he knew. The Burner was truly one of a kind, a good guy. if there is any construction or concrete in Heaven Bobby will be right there!

Don Fentress
1 month ago

Over the past years I have been a North End neighbor and friend of Bob;
we shared many good times together in our Sertoma Club and sailing
Broad Bay.
Bob will be missed by our many mutual friends and remembered as
“one of the really good guys “.

W. Courtney Dyer
1 month ago

I met Bob back in the mid 1970s when I was working at the Dome and Bob was one of the generous community members raising money for Sertoma holding BINGO games. He always had a smile and was committed to serving others. I’m sorry for the family’s loss.