Bob Dempsey Advertising

In Memoriam

Bob Dempsey, 1936 – 2012

Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
Whom we, that have not seen thy face,
By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove….

Robert Peter Dempsey, age 76, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, October 27th, 2012, at his home in Orlando.  Born in Boston, MA, Bob was the son of the late Josephine (Sullivan) and James Brenden Dempsey.   Bob enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in radio, television, marketing, and advertising, including general management positions at radio stations in Providence, RI, and Orlando, Miami, and Jacksonville, FL, and in sales management for a network affiliated TV station in Providence.  He was also the marketing director for the syndicated radio program “An American Idea” which was named the country’s “Best Syndicated Daily Radio Program.”

Bob Dempsey

Bob Dempsey

Bob became known and respected nationwide for his work as an Account Executive with Orlando’s DeFalco advertising agency, overseeing millions of dollars in investments in radio, television, and print advertising on behalf of many of the nation’s most successful car dealerships.  A lifelong sports fan, he returned to radio late in his career, winning “Salesman of the Year” honors for his performance for Clear Channel’s sports station in Orlando, and subsequently with Genesis Communications in Orlando as well.

More recently, he founded Bob Dempsey Advertising, developing and executing marketing and advertising campaigns for businesses throughout Central Florida.

Bob infused all of his projects – indeed, all of his life — with enthusiasm, energy, and creativity, and he will be missed not only by family and friends, but also by his associates, his clients, and all who have been touched by him.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando.

Robert is predeceased by daughter Katie Dempsey (1995) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Marie Frances (Snow) Dempsey of Orlando; four daughters, Kathleen (Kane) Dempsey, of Dallas, TX;  Patricia (John) Schwering, of Alexandria, VA; Anne Marie (Don) Dempsey, of Orlando, FL;  Roberta (Brian) Fields, of Orlando;  sister, Josephine Magnan, of Hartford, CT;  and brother, John Dempsey, of New Hampshire.



Funeral to be held Thursday, November 1, 2012

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando, FL, at 11:00 am on Friday, November 2nd.

8 responses to In Memoriam

  1. I love you so very much Dad!!!! You are the most amazing father of all time and I will think of you every day. Please know that I will take wonderful care of ReRe~(Mom). You have given 100% of yourself in everything that you have done and have touched so many people!!!! I promise do work hard and to do my absolute best to keep your business successful. Thank you Dad for being such a great mentor and friend. You have taught me so much and I am certain that you will continue to do so…..You know Dad that you are a VERY difficult act to follow, so I will be needing some assistance from above. Most importantly, please hold our precious Katie close to you and share with her how much she is loved and missed by us all!!!!!!

    Until the beautiful day that we meet again, I will love you forever. Your loving daughter, Anne

    P.S~ Go Red Sox!!!!!! ( Let’s just see what happens next year…. Lol). xoxoxoxo….

  2. Sincerest condolences and all our love to the Dempsey and Schwering families. We are thinking of you constantly and you are all in our prayers.

    We did not know Bob but he raised such a great daughter, that he must have been a really great man.

    Elica, Jim, Ivelin, Victor, Daniel, & Jasmina

  3. I was fortunate to cross paths with Bob….what an extraordinary man! Life just won’t be the same with Bob not here, but we will carry with fond memories the times we did share with him.

    RIP Bob Dempsey…Brian

  4. I met Bob in 2004 when I was in Orlando on vacation. It was a random golf pairing near Disney, but it changed my life. I moved to Orlando in 2005 and Bob and I became true friends, a father/son type relationship due to our age differences. We played many rounds of golf together at Forest Lake and I became a radio personality in Orlando with Bob’s help and guidance. I owe alot to Bob, but mainly his filling in for my late father. I miss my Dad terribly, and Bob was exactly what I needed as he was alot like my Dad. I love you Bob – my you rest in peace forever. God bless his wife and family.

  5. I have been out of town and just found out about bob. I worked with Bob back in the late 70’s at WLOF Radio and was fortunate to work with him again at Clear Channel Orlando in 2000 (or so). What a sweet man Bob was – always caring and loved what he did! Bob you will be missed by many – and reading what your daughter wrote ….your Agency is in great hands – sounds like she will continue on your legacy.

    God Bless.

  6. Demps was like a father to me He was a man of all men and always will be in my heart as one of my deaREST FREINDS.

  7. Bob was a great Irishman. A wonderful story teller. A loyal colleague and a mentor. His energy was astonishing and his drive was something I could not begin to imitate. I left the business and went to sea to write the great American novel in 2001 and fell out of touch with Bob. I know this is very belated but I also know a guy of his stature and grace is still lovingly missed by all who knew him, even if it was after meeting him once. He is one of the greats and one of the good guys! He gives all of us who issue from the magic of being raised Irish in America a great person to point to as an example of how to do it well in the grace of God. I miss you old friend. Peace to you now and forever. Slante’ Blessings to all.

  8. I am so sorry to miss your last days. I was always amazed of the story’s, the things you educated me on and the amazing way you went after all challenges!I will miss you dearly my friend and mentor for the days at work and the days at golf. God certainly welcomed you with a brand new pair of clubs and said let’s play 18! You will be missed dearly my Irish friend and may the the Sun shine on your face and the wind always be behind you! Love you Demp’s!Love Always! Steve Cascaddan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *