Robert E. Stannard, 94, of Wellington, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 16, 1918 to the late J. Ellis and Miriam (nee Newell) Stannard, Bob graduated from Boys High School in Brooklyn and New York University.
Robert proudly served in the US Navy during WWII in radar installation. He played the saxophone at the Radio Chicago Orchestra under Alvino Rey. Robert moved to Wellington in 1945. He was part owner of Wellington Implement and founder of the Heating and Air Conditioning Division which later became Wellington Indoor Comfort. He retired in 1983.
He was a former treasurer of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, and a former member of both the Wellington Kiwanis Club and the Wellington Eagles. His hobbies included model railroading, boating, fishing and traveling with his R.V.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Lettie (nee Ochampaugh); children, William (Teresa) Stannard, of Wellington and Linda (Robert) Lakemacher, of Powell; grandchildren, Thomas (Carrie) Stannard and Diane (Jeff) Hook, all of Wellington and great grandchildren, Jillian and Katie Stannard and Scotty and Max Hook.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Margery (nee Young) Stannard in 1986 and a brother, Dr. J. Newell Stannard.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.