Robert Edward Current
Robert (“Bob”, “BC”) Edward Current, age 91, passed away on February 4, 2021, in Melbourne, Florida, after a brief illness. He was born on September 12, 1929, in Elgin, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jones, his children Ann(Jeff) Arnett, BC (Beverly) Current, Bill (Cindy) Current, Donna (Fred) Miller, Barb (Rick) Platzer, Jerry (Natalie Wilson) Current and 31 grand children: Charlie Current, Katie Collazo, Jeffrey Arnett, Matt Current, Bethany Graham, Michelle Van Lommel, Samantha Kunkel, Mike Arnett, Titus Current, Fabian Current, Heidi Miller, Gideon Current, Gabriel Current, Joe Arnett, Lynzey Gibbons, Barney Current, Luke Miller, Bernadette Lucy, Aaron Platzer, Colette Schoech, Zeke Miller, Niki Current, Lauren Arnett, Joachim Current, Gabrielle Current, Eli Platzer, Dominic Current, Philomena Current, Ally Platzer, Margaret Current, Ella Platzer. He has 60+ great grandchildren, and growing. He is also survived by his sister Shirley “Lee” (Ellis) Winkler, his sister-in-law, Irene Wheeler, and many nieces and nephews.
In 1952 he married Mary Celine Scanlan. They were married for 55 years until she died in 2007. After Mary died, he was married to Laxmi Herman for 8 years, until she died in 2016. He married Linda Jones in 2019.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Clifford and Catherine Current, his brothers, Clifford Current and James Current, and his sisters-in-law, Margaret McGregor and Betty Current.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of sergeant.
He loved driving in the car-at 90 years old he was still making the trip from Florida to Michigan. He won his first cruise as a prize at work for his sales and from that he fell in love with cruises. He was optimistic and outgoing. He enjoyed playing pool. He was curious about many things. He was an avid learner with a special interest in history, politics, geography and genealogy – his memory for details was excellent his entire life. He and Mary enjoyed designing and building houses. He could figure out how to fix most things and built some beautiful wooden furniture for their home.
He worked at many jobs, beginning work as a young teen. Worked as a draftsman and later earned his Professional Engineer’s license. His career was in technical sales, designing and selling pipes, valves and fittings for large scale manufacturing facilities. When he was 62, he retired from WKM, where he was national salesman of the year in 1985.
His immediate family will have a memorial in August 2021 in Mio, Michigan, where the annual family canoe trip with its various iterations has been held since 1964. Arrangements by Brownlie-Maxwell funeral home in Melbourne, Florida.