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Robert Charles Axel, 54, was born on Sunday, November 1st, 1959 and passed away on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. His premature death followed a very determined and valiant year and a half battle with cancer. Robert (Bob) was a lifelong resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and was married to Stacy Keuls-Axel for 25 years. Bob and Stacy celebrated the birth of their son, Hans (Alex) in 1994. Stacy and Alex were the center of Bob’s life, living for every moment he could spend with them.
Bob lived life surrounded by his closest lifelong friends, especially Bruce Bamford, John Massey, Steven Keuls, and Bob Napper, who were with him as caretakers until his passing. Bob was a free spirit who loved snow skiing, cave and open water scuba diving, and all water sports. He was a certified sailing and boating enthusiast. As a family, their most celebrated and happiest times were weekends at their home on Lake Oconee for the past 23 years with friends and family. Bob also had a passion for Formula 1 racing. Road Atlanta had also been on Bob’s calendar since 1976 having never missed a year to the track with lifelong friends including Clark and Susan McInnis.
Bob graduated from DeVry University and went on to work with Siemens USA. He recently celebrated his 25th Anniversary with the company. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Stacy, his devoted son, Alex, and his older brother, Jeff (Patti) of Atlanta, Georgia, his mother, Ms. Millie Axel, and younger brother, Jason of Venice, Florida. In addition to many nieces and nephews and a special godchild, Lily Massey, along with his many friends and colleagues will all miss him greatly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer at www.debbiesdream.org. A memorial service will be held at The Living Grace Church, Saturday, May 10th at 11am. Family and friends will be received in the church reception hall following the service. The address is 1812 Cooledge Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Patti Axel, Lutheran Minister will be officiating. Georgia Cremation 3116 U.S. Highway 23, Duluth, Georgia 30096 (678)584-0914 www.GeorgiaCremation.com is assisting the family. Bob loved life, embraced it, and sometimes challenged it. May he rest in heaven’s everlasting life and always with a beat of Pink Floyd sounding in heaven.
You may view the memorial video tribute of Robert Charles (Bob) Axel by visiting the Georgia Cremation Youtube Channel at http://youtu.be/WJE82LV_S8s.
Stephanie Massey says
May you rest in peace with God my dear friend. You will be missed. You fought this like a Rock Star. We love you and will honor you tomorrow and many years to come.
Joanna Massey says
Dear Stacy, Alex, the Axels, friends & family,
Thank you for such a beautiful Celebration of Bob’s Life today. It was so thoughtful to make the smaller cards for everyone. When I got home this afternoon, I stopped by to visit a friend & on the way home I saw a magnificent rainbow. I will think of Bob everyday when God reveals himself through close friends, rainbows, waterfalls, sunsets, animals, life’s experiences & service to my brothers & sisters. I’m honored that I had the privilege of knowing Bob. He lived his life serving others & his friendship will never be forgotten. Until we see each other again in Heaven, we will miss you Bob. Thank you for being my brother’s best friend. God bless everyone!