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Robert H. Pleis
age 73, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2014. He passed away at Canterbury Villa of Alliance, following complications from Alzheimer's. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 21, 1940 to the late Fred and Emma (Schick) Pleis. His family relocated to Canton when he was young. Bob was very proud to be from Canton. He knew about all of the landmarks, allotments and old time stores. As a child, his parents took him and his family to every grand opening there was, whether it was a library, police station, hospital wing or grocery store, they would be there. He graduated in 1958 from Lincoln High School and later from Malone College. He attended The Ohio State University for a short time. When he went to Kansas one summer to visit his brother, Roy, he took classes as a college there. He could never get enough learning, always reading and studying.
He was a high school teacher at Lehman and taught Math and Science for six years. He never said, but it is believed he did not like the structure. He was a free spirit and always ran on Bob time, never wearing a watch nor carrying a wallet. After teaching, he opened a real estate company and later he had a lawn care service. Bob loved to travel and often told about the time he, his parents and two brothers went on a six week vacation to Germany, Iceland, Switzerland and many other places. He would often visit his brother in California. He enjoyed every aspect of life and would try and do anything and be happy about it. Bob worked with hot air balloons, was a president of a brew club, member of Lowell United Methodist Church and was a jack of all trades. He could do electrical work, plumbing, dry wall and work on cars. He knew something about everything. He was the youngest boy scout to ever become and eagle scout and loved animals and the outdoors. Bob always had a smile on his face and enjoyed music and dancing. He was a kind, smart, ambitious, gentle, calm, funny, caring and loving human being. You could not help but love him, even when he ran on Bob time, you could not be mad at him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Emma; and his brothers, Roy and Ron. He is survived by his long time companion and best friend, Brenda; and his friends, Gary and Roger.
In honoring Bob's wishes, he will be cremated and buried at Forest Hill Cemetery with his parents and brothers. There will be no services. The Reed Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Those wishing, may sign the on-line guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.
Reed. 330-477-6721

Published in The Repository on Feb. 17, 2014
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