September 30, 2014

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Robert E. Alspaugh

OBIT FLAGAlspaugh, Bob 2Robert E. Alspaugh, 80, of Naples, Florida, and Alden, Michigan passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home at Torch Lake, Michigan. He was born May 25, 1933, in New Castle, Indiana.

Bob was a graduate of Mt. Summit High School in Indiana, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he was associated with the W.M. Chace Company.

He moved to Rocky River, as VP of Finance for the Vogt and Conant Company in Cleveland, where he later purchased the Seither and Cherry Company of Keokuk, Iowa, Tri-Tech Company of Keokuk, Iowa, and Seither and Cherry Quad Cities of Davenport, Iowa.

He had a great passion for reading and enjoyed having an extensive library, both in Michigan and Florida. He was also well known for his love of wine and was proud of his large collection in his home wine cellar. He loved his pontoon boat on Torch Lake and the family always gathered there for the 4th of July celebrations.

Golfing was very important to Bob and he enjoyed being a member of the Elyria Country Club in the Keokuk Country Club in Keokuk, Iowa, and the Kensington Golf Club in Naples, Ohio. Bob was a life-time member of the Masonic Lodge and served in the U.S. Air Force in Japan from 1955 to 1957.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne; three children, Brenda Boyette (Richard) of Radcliff, Kentucky, Kim Bellomy (Ron) of Georgetown, Texas, and Mark Alspaugh of Vine Grove, Kentucky. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Travis Boyette of Radcliff, Kentucky, Mark Bellomy, U.S. Marine Corps, Jacob Boyette, U.S. Army, and Laura Bellomy, Georgetown, Texas; and one great grandchild, Braelyn Boyette of Louisville, Kentucky.

A private Service will be held in Michigan and a Memorial Service is being planned for August, 24, 2013, at the Torch Lake home at 2 P.M.

Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

Condolences may be left online at www.wolfeoneill.com