Deputy Roberto Francisco Aspuru, 54, was a graduate of Miami Killian High School, Class of 1983, and Miami-Dade College. Rob started his career with the Department of Detention in 1999, crossing over to the Department of Law Enforcement in 2001. He tragically lost his life from a motorcycle crash on May 12, 2020. Deputy Aspuru was approaching his 21st anniversary with the Broward Sheriff's Office. He was not only a veteran employee, he was also a military veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps prior to joining BSO. A great loss, he will be missed by many.
Rob was the first born of six boys and one girl. He is survived by his mother Nilia Casas, his father Roberto Aspuru and stepmother Maria; brothers Ricardo Luis and wife Maria, Robert Sean and wife Sara Ruth, Reinaldo Luis, Ruben Francisco and wife Cristina, Daniella Marie, and Marcos Antonio. He leaves behind nephews and nieces Gabriella, Savannah, Brianna, Christopher, Tanner, Cody, Emilee, Jared, Olivia, Isabella; great nephew Noah, and great niece Layla. Rob had five aunts, two uncles, over twenty-five first cousins and many more second, and third cousins.
For those that had the pleasure of knowing Rob, you knew that he loved people and heavily invested his life cultivating relationships with them. He had a kind, loving heart and loved to serve others by always looking for ways to help his community. He was involved in numerous hurricane relief efforts in South Florida and throughout the United States. Rob’s heart was bigger than his body and he was constantly doing random acts of kindness for others.
Rob loved sports, especially football. He grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and became one of their faithful, forever fans. He played football as a youth. Along with sports, one of his other passions was riding his motorcycle. Last summer Rob and some great friends rode their motorcycles from South Florida to Maine. He visited many parks and historical monuments and spent valuable time with family and even made new friends on his journey.
Rob had a big smile on his face at all times. He was known for his quirky jokes and joyful spirit. He lived life on the edge and to the fullest at all times. He loved children and enjoyed making them smile. He gave generously to charities, one of which was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He was often a big brother to his friends’ children whom he mentored as well. Rob had such a playful spirit that when his neighbor's daughter left her tricycle out on the curb, he would playfully ticket her! He saved many lives, including that of his adopted doggie Jagger, whom he rescued from the local Humane Society.
Rob loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He showed his love for our Lord by investing his love and time into people and involving himself heavily in their lives. He will forever be missed but will live eternally in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.
A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00-9:00 pm at Glick Family Funeral Home, Boca Raton. He will be laid to rest at South Florida National Cemetery on Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, in memory of Roberto Francisco Aspuru.
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