PUFFER ROBERT "PUFF" "There are no strangers, only friends we haven't met yet". Puff passed peacefully, yet suddenly away on January 21. Predeceased by parents Herbert and Emma, brother Jack, and infant sister Ruth. Served honorably in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Left with fondest memories of his former wife and friend Dorothy, sons Christopher and Toby, daughter-in-law Gesthimani, loving grandchildren Katerina Sophia, and Alexi Robert. At his request, cremation has taken place. Puff spent 45 years at "Fords" and had Ford blue blood in his veins. He remains a world-renowned photographer, mostly of rare automobiles. A Celebration of His Life will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 12-4 p.m. at the Historic Dearborn Inn. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude's Children Hospital. Please share memories at www.cremationmichigan.com
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Bob was a fantastic person and friend. I met Puff in the mid-70's and we remained friends over the years. We used to play indoor tennis and talk "Ford" talk. When I retired, he gave me one of his car photographs and autographed for it for me. It is one of my favorite pictures. Rest in peace, dear friend!
MY SYMPATHY IN THE RECENT LOSS OF BOB. I WORKED WITH HIM AT DESIGN CENTER OVER 50 YEARS AGO, HE WAS DEARLY LOVED AND SO MUCH FUN TO BE AROUND. HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF THIS SPECIAL MAN. RETA ANDRUS
To the Puffer family- I am sorry for your loss. I remember I always admired your beautiful home and yard on Edison Street and it seemed like your dad took great pride in that home.
I met Puff at the Meadow Brook Concours back in 1990. I was there to photograph cars as he was. I bought two of his camera carts over the years. Puff was always a friendly face and we meet up at Eyes On and Meadow Brook up until he retired from Ford. I missed seeing Puff and his camera after that. I will miss him all the more now. I am sure he is taking pictures in a different heaven now.
Puff was a great friend to me and my late husband Ed. I will miss him very much. Be at peace friend.
Puff was a very special friend. We worked together at the Design Center in the early 70's and remained friends throughout our careers at Ford. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to many and the world is a better place because he was in it...He will be missed...God Bless his family...
One good man.