Robert ‘Bob’ Wilderman


Robert “Bob” Wilderman died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Surprise on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at the age of 72. A Celebration of Life is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Porter Mountain Fellowship, located at 1790 W. Commerce Drive in Lakeside, with a reception to follow. Brad Head will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Dr. Bob’s life.

Survivors include his wife Mary of 45 years; his children Wendy and Chad, and David and Tricia; his five grandchildren, Tatum, Taryn, Diana, Sarah and Thomas (Hopper); and his sister, Marilyn Radow.

Bob was born in 1945 in Newark, N.J., to Joseph and Thelma Wilderman.

He graduated from Monmouth University in 1967. He received a master’s degree in psychology from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Illinois and a Doctorate of Psychology from Union Graduate School.

Bob married Mary in 1972. He worked as clinical director at Tazwood Human Service Center in Pekin, Ill., until moving to Holbrook in 1985, where he began working for Community Counseling Centers, serving as chief executive officer for 30 years.

Charitable donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Change Point Integrated Health (formerly Community Counseling Centers), 1801 W. Deuce of Clubs, Suite 100, Show Low, Ariz. 85901.