Robert C. Hessman
Age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 30, 2010, with his wife and family present. He was born Feb. 21, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Michael and Katherine Hessman. Robert proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII from 1943-1945 as an Air Core Trainee. He was a member of the North Canton Elks #2029, Louisville Lodge F&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Life member of NRA and AOPA. Robert was a licensed Private Pilot and avid golfer. He retired from Fresh Mark in 1986 as Executive Vice President. After retirement he went to work for Bob-O-Link Golf Course and the Sanctuary Golf Course.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, and two brothers. Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlea (Lea); two sons, Robert (Sue) Hessman of Fla. and Gary Hessman of North Canton; five grandchildren, Robin (Jason) Skeen, Travis (Valerie) Hessman, Billy Hessman, Michael Hessman and Alex Hessman; two great-grandchildren, Julia and Ella Skeen.
A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Faith United Methodist Church North Canton, 300 9th St. NW, North Canton with Rev. Steve Stultz-Costello officiating. The Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Aultman Hospital "In memory of Robert C. Hessman" Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com
Published in The Repository on June 2, 2010