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ZANESVILLE: Robert G. DeGendt, age 85, of Zanesville, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born in Coshocton, on August 24, 1928, to the late Alphonse and Norma (Barrick) DeGendt.
He is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1951-1954. On May 27, 1961, he married Joan (Samson) DeGendt who preceded him in death.
Bob was a member of Grace United Methodist Church; member of The Ohio State Grange, Muskingum Valley Grange, Plainfield Grange, and the VFW. He enjoyed socializing with everyone he met. He was a regular at Bob Evans on Underwood in Zanesville, Mickey's, and Bernie's Country Kitchen. He enjoyed cooking, watching tv, fishing, and spending time at his summer home on Lake Erie for many years. Bob never knew a stranger and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his son, Bill (Lori) DeGendt of Zanesville, two grandchildren, Will (fiancé Lindsey Foraker) DeGendt of Dayton and Whitney (Eric) Fisher of Zanesville; one great-grandchild on the way; two sisters, Patricia Albertson of Coshocton and Marilyn (Leo) Zimmer of Coshocton; and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and wife, Bob is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Don Albertson.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 11:00 am at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, with Reverend Craig Redecker officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St. Coshocton, Ohio 43812, or to Genesis Hospice Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701, or to the Muskingum Animal Shelter, 1430 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on July 30, 2014