Robert A. Franssen, Jr., 72, of Homosassa, Florida and formerly of Huntington, New York, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. A native of Queens, New York, he was born December 23, 1941 to Robert Sr.and Mary (Bottomley) Franssen, one of three children. He was the beloved husband of Barbara; loving stepfather of three daughters and beloved grandfather and a great grandfather to twin boys. Dearest brother of Charles (Sharyn) and the late William. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob, as he was known to many, was also survived by his aunt, Jean Bottomley, and many cousins. Mr. Franssen was a life member of West Citrus Elks and was a retired owner and operator for Mayflower Trucking. He then became a dive instructor and tour guide in the Homosassa/Crystal River area, known to many as Captain Bob.