Robert Durand (Bob) Radabaugh Passed on Monday afternoon, December 24th with his loving children and family by his side. Bob was born in Battle Creek, MI to Richard and Diane Radabaugh. He was the oldest of three sons. He attended Athens School District where he developed an interest in the science and mathematics. He later attended Michigan State University under their metallurgical engineer program. Bob was employed at Eaton, Yale and Towne for three years before he gained employment at Post Cereal company where he worked at the Carton and Container division for 18 years before transferring to the main plant completing his 31 years at Post. After retiring Bob moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania so he could be closer to his family. Of all the things he loved his children and grand children. He had four children - Robert G. Radabaugh of Pennsylvania, Jason Radabaugh of Arizona, Michelle Radabaugh of Ohio and Tami Ruiz of New York, and was very proud of his grandchildren Trystin and Lukas Ruiz. Three years ago Bob purchased a home in Modesto, California so he could be with his son, brother and sister-in-law. Illness had become an issue and so he was able to receive the best treatment available due to close access to University of California, San Francisco medical center. I might add that never have I witnessed a deeper love and care of a son for his father then what Robert Glen Radabaugh had displayed for his father. Alway vigilant and at the edge of the best possible treatment available Bobby ensured great care for his father. The most notable and accomplished aspect of Bob's life was his ability to overcome the challenges from Michigan to Pennsylvania then to California. Bob was able to overcome personal difficulties slowly evolving his life into a very straight and clear understanding about life's purpose. Deep conversations intermingled with the love of his family clarified his purpose. So with his family at his side and his beloved cat at his feet, Bob entered the world unseen - the great mystery for which we all distend. A dedicated father, grandfather and friend he will be missed - at least until we all once again catch up with his ever evolving spirt. Anyone who wishes can send donation to The Hospice House, to 2201 Euclid Ave, Hughson, CA 95326. A special thanks to his longtime friends in Athens, Michigan for their love and support for Bob.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Feb. 18, 2013