Pastor Bob Tousey
Comments from Funeral Directors and Church Staff (Thank you notes from families follow)
"As a funeral director it is important to get to know the pastors in the area you serve, to figure out which pastor would interact better with a family on one of the most challenging days of their lives. Pastor Bob is the very first on my list. I have never met a man so compassionate, empathetic, and understanding while maintaining such an admirable level of professionalism. Every family he serves has nothing but kind words about him. He personalizes every service to meet the needs of our patrons no matter how religious or non religious they are. He’s such a pleasure to work with, always early, and always prepared. He constantly goes out of his way, above and beyond. I will continue to call on him time and time again to help our family’s in need." Allie, Funeral Director, Parkville, Maryland
"I have had the honor of working with Rev. Bob on multiple services for our funeral home. Families love him and our staff at Evans do as well. Thanks Rev. Bob!" Taylor, Funeral Director, Parkville, Maryland
"... thanks for serving the family as well as you did. Paul said this was only his 2nd funeral he’s ever attended – the other one at a funeral home. He said this was so much more positive and it turned out well. He said that you are a gifted speaker! I know the family was in good hands with you!" Laura, Church Staff, Fulton, Maryland
Thank You Notes From Family Members
"Thank you for performing such a nice service. Your kindness and support is deeply appreciated." Family of N.M.
"Thank you so much for such a beautiful service for my mother. I could not have asked for anything more. The copy of the service was a pleasant surprise. My uncle is deaf and I will be able to provide copies to him to make sure he didn't miss anything. Thank you for showing my son that it is ok to cry, he needed that. Remember you will always be Super Bob to me." Daughter of E.L.
" Thank you for your consolation during this difficult time. The service was beautiful and touching. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to help memorialize and celebrate Dad's life." Family of F.K.
"I can not thank you enough for all of your efforts to ensure my dad had a proper funeral. Your time, expertise and care have meant a lot to me." Daughter of R.S.
" Everyone said that "The Lord" sent His best because "He" knew you are what we needed. The print out of the service that you sent brought tears and happy memories, that we shall remember forever." Family of M.M.
"You did such a wonderful job. I am not sure saying thank you is meaningful enough. I can't tell you the amount of people that stopped by to say what a nice service it was. The Dash poem was so powerful to me... Thank you for everything it meant so much to us." Family of Ronnie S.
Rob, Brother in Law of Larry H.
"We would like to thank you so much for the beautiful service you did for George at the Weber Funeral Home. It was touching and very inspiring." Marylee, Niece of George E.
"Thank you for the lovely service you had for my mother, Ruth. Yours is a difficult job, often not knowing the deceased or family personally but with scripture, prayers, poems and your kind words you touched our hearts, eased our grief and gave us peace. We are very grateful." Nancy, daughter of Ruth
" Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude, no words could ever express how greatly we appreciated your presence, prayers and kind words you spoke of our Aunt during her service. Our Aunt was a source of great joy and love in our lives. We are blessed to have had her for so many years. May her bright spirit live in all of us. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during our time of great sorrow. With warmest regards, Patty & Bob", Family of Edith L.
"We so appreciate the wonderful service you conducted for Irv. Even though you had never met Irv, you spoke of him as if you had known him for years. Your service was reverent, as well as thoughtful, with just the right touch of humor, so needed at this difficult time." Sam, Sr., Sam Jr & Linda, Family of Irving M.
"I, and everyone I spoke to about it, so much approved of and enjoyed your sermon. Thank you so much for helping people remember Earl so favorably and fondly." Jean, wife of Earl S.
"On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you again for performing the funeral service for my mother, Edna, last month. You have a personable, warm and comfortable style, and your words were a nice mix of spiritual, poem and comments. We appreciated that you learned a little about her and her life. Our family was pleased and comforted by the service. With gratitude." Susan, daughter of Edna.
" Thank you so much for leading the service for our mother at the funeral home and at Parkwood Cemetery. The family loved the service, which you delivered with such poignancy, humor and grace. We really appreciate your support during this time." Terrie, Mike and Paul, children of Kay.
"It is with deep gratitude that my family and I say thank you for officiating our mother's funeral. Your kind and thoughtful words brought comfort to us all." Denise and Tony, Daughter and Son in law of Eilene
"I think I speak for everyone when I say your memorial tribute for Lisa S. was nothing short of beautiful. It was incredible enough to have a representative of Grace Fellowship, let alone the time, research and heart you put in, staying true to exactly what her family envisioned. It was wonderful to coordinate with you and then met you in person. I felt an incredible sense of calm and peace mostly every day since. Just beautiful. What a gift for so many..."
Jen, friend of Lisa S.
"I just want to thank you again for the service you did today. I thought you did an outstanding job and my family thanks you. Enjoy your weekend." Rick, son of Charles R.
"I haven't lost anyone really close to me until my dad's passing in December. I wasn't expecting to receive a copy of dad's funeral sermon, but it is most appreciated and something I'll always hold on to. Your prayers and kind words you offered at my dad's funeral really made a difference in our healing process." Susan F.
" Thank you for coming and being with our family today. Everyone appreciates it. My dad's father was a Presbyterian Minister and will meet him at "home". Donna, Daughter of Bob S.
"We are grateful that you were available to perform the service of Duane. We appreciate the message and your choice of scriptures, and the other stories about him. With sincere thanks" Family of Duane B.
Another Thank you from Duane B's Family:
" Thank you so much for the beautiful words you spoke at Duane's service. It seemed like you'd known him forever and I truly appreciate that. It was a lovely service thanks to you! Thank you again and take care."