Robert “Stumpy” DeTemple, Jr.

December 18, 1946 - February 26, 2015

12/18/1946 - 02/26/2015

Robert Joseph DeTemple, Jr., “Stumpy”, 68, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Bobby was born December 18, 1946, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of the late Robert and Pauline Huff DeTemple. He was retired from the Laborer’s Local 809, Steubenville, Ohio and was a Catholic by faith. He also served as a mariner with the U.S. Merchant Marine during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his family, Dolores & Claudette Cuskey.

Bobby is survived by his sisters, Paula Stamper Larry of Glen Dale, W.Va. and Veronica “Bonny” DeTemple Sam of McMechen; nieces, Maddeline, Rachel and Katherine Stamper; and nephew, Austin Littell.

Paula & Bonny would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Jack, Wanda and Chris DeTemple, for the excellent care that they provided to Bobby.

A memorial service will be held a 1 pm, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, McMechen, where friends and family are invited to come and share their favorite memory of Bobby.

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Christine utuDeTemple Norris
8 years ago

I called Bobby my “Uncle Bobby” because he was closer to my father in age. I guess it was out of respect. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that my father, Jack DeTemple, considered Bobby a brother. They were both brought up as “only children”. For Bobby, it was until Paula was born 14 years later. For my father, it was tragically after his siblings died at a very, very young age.

I didn’t know Uncle Bobby very well until the last two years that I lived with my parents. But I can tell you that he was the most giving and loving person I had ever met. He never had a bad word to say about anyone….and we gave him plenty of opportunities to speak up. hahahaha

Most importantly….I’m thankful that I was able to help Uncle Bobby while he was here during his last days. It was a “gift” to me…..I will remember the rest of my life. I love you, Uncle Bobby.

Connie Crow
8 years ago

I want to express my sorrow for your loss of your brother. He will be missed. I loved his friendly demeanor and the way he was always smiling. I am sure he is in heaven smiling down on all of us. God Bless.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert DeTemple, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Merchant Marine Vietnam Veteran, Robert DeTemple, Jr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

8 years ago

My friend Robert~ You will be forever missed and loved and never forgotten.


Pam Chieffalo
8 years ago

So sorry for loss Bonnie