Robert Earl Petee

Age 54, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on December 31, 2022. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Robert’s Tribute Wall at

Robert Earl Petee was born on January 15, 1968, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Richard and Camille (Careccia) Petee. Bob was a former resident of Livonia, MI, and a graduate of Stevenson High School. In 1998, he moved to Arizona to start a new adventure and married his soulmate, Carrie. Bob loved his family and had future plans to move back to Michigan to be closer to them, especially to his daughter, Nicole, and granddaughters. His career as an engineer was in the manufacturing industry which paved the way for his creative abilities beyond his day job. This included the honor of donating his skills to design and engineer a key prop for a movie. He had a passion for cars, music, playing golf, and watching football. Bob had a quick one-liner sense of humor which always had everyone around him laughing. He was one of a kind and loved by so many.

Bob is survived by his wife; Carrie Petee, daughter; Nicole Logsdon, two granddaughters; Ava and Ana Hippler, father; Richard Petee (Ruth), sister; Lisa Benson, mother’s husband; Ted Compton, many nieces, and nephews, along with extended family and beloved dog, Marla.

Bob is preceded in death by his mother; Camille Petee, his grandparents; Robert and Margaret Careccia, and Earl and Mildred Petee.


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11 Condolences

  1. Lisa Benson on January 18, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    I still can’t believe you are gone. My heart has ached ever since the day you left us. Thank you for being the best big brother a little sister could have. You loved me, protected me, supported me, and always had my back. I will miss you always, but you will forever be in my heart, until we see each other again. Take care of Mom. I love you!!

  2. Dot Petee on January 18, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Carrie, I wish I was there to give you a hug. Please feel all the comforting thoughts I send to you. Bob and I had a couple of in depth conversations as we sat at his Mom’s wake. I so enjoyed hearing some history of his job, that he loved, and plans for the future for the two of you.
    Be kind to yourself.
    Love, Aunt Dot ❤️

  3. Ruth Petee on January 19, 2023 at 8:47 am

    When Dad called me to tell me about Bobby, I couldn’t understand him at first, he was screaming and crying uncontrollable. To lose your child first and never be able to say “I love you son,” no words can describe. Bob, your dad misses you every day and so do I.
    Carrie we love you and are here for you, that goes for you too Lisa.

  4. Marianne on January 19, 2023 at 9:32 am

    I am so sorry. I never met any of you, but Camille was my 1st cousin. We visited MI when I was younger and lived in WI. We had many good times at the lake house. To lose Bob the way it happened is tragic. Take care of yourself. Condolences to
    the family.

  5. Michelle Deacon on January 19, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Words cannot describe the sorrow I feel for you Carrie, along with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers often. May the memories you have of Bob help to remember the love you both shared.

  6. Michael Manning on January 19, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    Bob was a true friend and a skilled craftsman at engineering. Everyone loved him and he loved all. We spent years working together and afterwards spend once a month hanging out and sharing life stores about work, families and friends. Hollywood, as I referred to him, was the nicest man and best friend a guy could ever have! He will missed daily by myself and many others he touch along the way! RIP my good friend! Love ya!

  7. Carrie Petee on January 19, 2023 at 11:22 pm

    My Bob, My Love, I remember the day we met like it was yesterday and how quickly we became inseparable. You took a leap of faith to follow me to Arizona, after only knowing me for a couple of months and we shared 25 incredible years together. I can’t imagine walking through life without you. Your memory will be honored everyday and held close to my heart. You will always be my true love, my soulmate and my buddy!

  8. Karen Lamoreaux on January 20, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Carrie words will never be able to express my sadness for your loss. I know Bob was your soulmate and the two of you had a wonderfully unique love. I pray for you daily. And though I had only met some of Bob’s family one time at your wedding, I know they are devastated and they too are in my prayers. May God bless you Carrie and all of Bob!s family.

  9. Karen Lamoreaux on January 20, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Carrie. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and Bob had a wonderfully unique love. I know he was your soulmate and your rock. Please know your family loves you and is praying for you daily. We are also praying for Bob’s family, I cant imagine what the last few months have been like for them. May God bless you Carrie and the entire Petee family and may He give you solace and peace.

  10. Curtis and Michelle Ayers on January 26, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    Our friend, brother and much missed family member.

    Heaven is shining brighter with your arrival.

    Curt and Michelle

  11. David Petersen on October 14, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I just found out about this today, I worked with Bob for about 6 years. He truly was one the best guys you could ever have as a friend. Really sad to hear he’s gone.

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