Robert was a 1952 graduate of Amherst Central High School. He worked for Artesian Springs for 24 years and a milk truck driver at Consun Foods for 14 years. He was a 4H member/advisor, junior fair member, life long farmer and U.S. Army veteran. Robert enjoyed tractor shows, county fairs, anything farm related and visiting with his family and friends.
Survivors include his son, Gregory (Karen) of Tallmadge; sister, Jayne (Dennis) Walter of Grafton; niece, Melissa Walter; nephew, John (Jenna) Walter; great-niece, Ashleigh Walter; great-nephew, Brayden Walter; and several maternal nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Janice (nee Simms); and his parents, Milton and Ruth (nee Fowl). The family will receive friends 5 until 8 P.M., Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57 ), Elyria. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 10 A.M., in the funeral home. Pastor Gary Lunsford and Pastor Dick Kretchmar will co-officiate. Burial will be at North Murray Ridge Cemetery, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests those who wish, may make donations to Cross Roads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd., Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com