Robert  Van Der Zee
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Naples, ME - Robert "Bob" Van Der Zee, 92, of Naples, Maine passed Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 after a brief illness. Robert was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Hingham. He was a varsity basketball player known as Chick by his teammates.
Bob served his country during World War II. Upon his return from Japan, he moved to Andover, Mass., where he met his future wife Judith. They were wed in 1962 at Free Christian Church in Andover.
Bob worked at both Schlott oil and Waltham Products before relocating his family to Naples in 1981 to follow his dream of running the business his family had camped at for many years. Robert and his wife Judith have been owners of Four Seasons Camping Area in Naples since 1981.
Bob was a member of the Naples Business Association and a President of the Maine Campground Owners Association. He and Judith wintered in Englewood, Florida for twenty-five years. A lifelong fan of Boston sports teams, Bob was thrilled to see the Red Sox win a World Series. He loved the camping business and the many lasting friendships made along the way.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at the Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge, Casco with a service for Bob to take place at 4 p.m. Graveside committal services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover, MA. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Bob's family at
Published on December 12, 2019


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Barbara Rodvik - Manke
Dec 08, 2019
To Judith and the family ,
Fond memories of visiting with Bob in later years at the mailbox! Always a smile and happy talk. He was a joyous member of the Park Forest Chorus here in Florida where they were seasonal residents! May peace and love fill your days and bring good memories of Bob to the days ahead.
In friendship,
Barbara Rodvik-Manke
Park Forest Florida Neighbor
Karen Fritsch and Dave Arsenault
Dec 07, 2019
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Bill and Carol Chadwick
Dec 05, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of gatherings of the youth group years ago In the Van Der Zee home. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Seb & Pat Cavallaro
Dec 05, 2019
Sorry to learn of Bob's passing away. We enjoyed our "mini-reunions"
in Englewood, and our visits with Bob and Judy.