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Bob Scheno
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 4, 1928
  • Date of passing: Apr 10, 2017

This memorial website was created in memory of Robert Charles Scheno, aka our beloved "Bob" or "Uncle Bob" -- world traveler, master chef, connoisseur of wines and champagnes, lover of all things French, family member, and friend. 

Please use this site to share your memories of Bob and pass it along to anyone that you know who was touched by his life.

His official obituary can be found here

Service Information

A memorial for Bob took place on Saturday, May 13th at Asbury Methodist Village, where Bob resided.  The program from his service can be found here.  

Internment of his cremation ashes will be determined at a later date, potentially at the Arlington National Cemetery. Details TBD and shared when we have them.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Helen Bozzo on 4th June 2017

"Today, June 4th is the anniversary of Bob's birth!  He was such a good person that I suspect he is very happy in the company of his Mom, Dad and sister, June.  His belief in a Hereafter was strong and he didn't fear death.  Our grandkids visited and we spent time reading pop up books that Uncle Bob purchased for Tommy and saved for his children.  It was a special way to celebrate Uncle Bob's special day!"

This tribute was added by barbara browne on 11th May 2017

"Bob was a ray of sunshine, kind-hearted, and very helpful in so many ways.  He provided sound advice on professional matters, as well as everyday issues.  After his retirement, we kept in touch with each other through telephone calls, and birthday and Christmas cards.  He designed beautiful signature cards which continue to be very special to me.  I always looked forward to reading about his exciting adventures. I will miss him deeply."

This tribute was added by Susan Wehrenberg on 8th May 2017

"This is written for Shirley Stover Johnson, Bob's MN cousin:

"My tribute to Bob is so full of love and beautiful memories. I am his Minnesota cousin, Shirley Stover Johnson. Bob came to our family (his uncle John Stover) in Minnesota at age 18 ready to begin school at the University of Minnesota. He immediately became another sibling and son, as well, to all of us - not just a cousin and nephew. He seemed to have no trouble becoming a "Minnesota country boy". I will forever love and miss him." - Shirley"

This tribute was added by Gail Morley on 8th May 2017

"Bob was not only a cousin to me but very much the brother I never had. He lived with us after his parents died and before college. Bob was very much loved by all in my family and I will always remember how every conversation we had was filled with so much laughter.
Love you always
Florrie Stover Stewart"

This tribute was added by william peterson on 4th May 2017

"I had the distinct pleasure of sharing a townhouse with Bob for 2 years.   It was a gratifying & enlightening experience, & I'm certain I learned more about entertaining & friendship than in any other similar time period.  Bob was the consummate host.  Nothing was too much trouble to cook or decorate.  He was a fabulous chef who dazzled his guests with unusual & delicious dishes.  My part was to prepare & serve an appetizer, but more importantly see that everyone's glass was always filled----what a great deal for me!  Bob was extremely creative as evidenced by our Japanese  dinners, consumed sitting on floor pillows (we were much younger then), our "cruise weekend sleepovers" yes, we had a 3rd bedroom, & our 2 infamous Halloween parties.that are still talked about.  Bob was a certified neat-nik, yet tolerated my sloppiness with only a rare look of disdain.
It seemed everyone knew Bob.  He possessed that wonderfully cheerful personality that drew in others.. But it was his friendship with so many people of different ages & cultures tat I found so  extraordinary.
He cared deeply about his friends & family & would do anything for them.  He was especially close to his sister, June, & his Godson, Tommy Bozzo.  He lost both his parents quite early & cherished the opportunity to "adopt" his friends parents & siblings.  He assimilated entire families, notable am,ong them the Bozzos, Farfas' Petersaons & Yokoyamas.  After only half a day on his 1st of many trips with me to Ailey, Ga. he seemed to have transformed himself into a Southerner, complete with the appropriate traditional culture.  This was typical of his unique ability to quickly blend in with any group.  Naturally, this always delighted & endeared himself to them, esprcially with his genuine good-naturedness & , cheerfulness but especially his humor & wit.  He could trade quips with anyone.
He introduced me to foreign travel with trips to Greece, England, Egypt, & his beloved France.  He told me at one chateau, "I can make the stones speak".  And indeed with his extensive knowledge of French history he did indeed make that happen.  He was without a doubt the best tour guide I ever had.
As in all friendships there were a few speed bumps,but there was never any doubt that our friendship was steadfast  and everlasting.  I always knew that Bob had my back, & remained my confidant until the end.  A few days before he died, I visited Bob in the Asbury nursing wing where I found him cheerfully "holding court" with another patient & an Asbury aide.  I didn't catch the preceding conversation, but heard the other patient reply, "everybody knows you Bob".  Even blind & suffering from heart failure, he was still the same entertaining Bob.  I told him I had two 3 week Southern trips coming up.  He replied to have fun, be safe. & come see him when I returned.  I think we both knew that that might be overly optimistic.  He passed on the first trip & now I will be with 2 couples at my timeshare in Gulf Shores, Ala. (affectionately called "the Redneck Rivera)  Three of the 4 people were friends of Bob..  I am sure I have Bob's blessing to remain with my friends---after all he taught me to be a good host.  So on the 13th we will raise our glasses & toast that dear, unique friend who brought so much laughter & pleasure to so many people.
Writing this is starting to make me tear-up & I am reminding of one of Bob's favorite activities.  It was to reminiscence about the many travels, adventures,parties,beaches, racetracks, & other fun times we had enjoyed together.  Of course our memories were always enhanced by several drinks.  Invariably this process would trigger our sentimentalities & two emotional old men would replace laughter with a good, heartfelt cry.
This was the Bob that I knew & loved & will miss terribly.
Salute Bob."

This tribute was added by GIOT Jean-Christophe on 3rd May 2017

"Even if I lost touch with Uncle BOB for ten years, he was a big part of our life. I deeply hope, as we talked together many times , he is now in a good company, with his parents, my parents, and all of his good friends. He was like a bridge , over the ocean and like a star, shining more than the others."

This tribute was added by mary ann tourault on 2nd May 2017

"Bob was a very special friend. When Guy and I had a question we always called Bob as our guru. Calling Bob was something I did when I was sad or happy or upset. He was my touch stone and never failed to help put problems into perspective.

We had many happy times entertaining his friends from Meaux and traveled there to share a visit with Bob. We shared a love for travel and enjoyed all the details of trips. We shared our love of France.

Guy and Bob enjoyed preparing meals and had many discussions on the best way to prepare a meal.

Bob will indeed by forever missed."

This tribute was added by john lech on 1st May 2017

""We will miss this wonderful man we met 50 years ago and with whom we shared many memories from Bethesda and Dewey Beach. He will always be remembered for his warmth, thoughtfulness, cheerfulness, and generosity. Although we have not seen Bob in 25 years, we still shared Christmas greetings until this past year.  He will always have a special place in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Rev. Deb Vaughn on 1st May 2017

"It was my distinct joy and privilege to be part of Bob's hospice team. I found his humor and quick wit delightful, and his love of people and his "framily" (friends and created family) one of the driving forces of his life. His love of learning, reflecting and responding to new ideas has inspired me to be a "forever learner". I will miss his kind heart and his abiding and deep faith. I have a daughter graduating college the weekend of his funeral so I will not be able to be there, but will keep you all in my prayers that morning. Peace and joy and comfort to all who mourn - Rev Deb"

This tribute was added by Stephen Stover on 23rd April 2017

"As it is with so many others, I am saddened by Bob's passing. He was not only my cousin, but we both had so much pleasure over recent years from our telephone conversations about every three weeks. I will miss those calls. As much as he enjoyed speaking about his father's side of the family, we both enjoyed discussing his mother's genealogy.   Bob's interest in these discussions was because his mother was my father's sister and Bob enjoyed talking about family.  Bob's kindness and humor will be missed."

This tribute was added by Elaine Schenot on 23rd April 2017

"Bob's love of all things French lives on in our history of the Chenot / Shenot / Schenot family in America, to which he was a major and enthusiastic contributor.  We have included a tribute to him (with a good photo) at the foot of our homepage, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~schenot/
Bob was a sweetheart and a terrific cousin-in-law.  We will miss him."


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