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Robert Henry (Bucky) BOCKRATH Obituary

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BOCKRATH, Robert Henry (Bucky) age 86 of Riverside, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Born December 14, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio to Henry and Juliana (Schnider) Bockrath, he was preceded in death by his parents and by nine sisters and five brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Joan Lee (Balonier), 1 daughter Susan (Bob Beall) of Kettering, 5 sons: Stephen of Burleson, Texas, Rob (Debbie) of Beavercreek, Joseph of New Port Beach, California, Jeffrey of Riverside and Jim (Lynda) of Loveland, Ohio, Grandchildren Bryan Erdman, Lauren (Jay) Elrod, Jeffrey, Liam, Taylor, Carolyn, Benjamin, Blake Bockrath, Sara Beall (Matt Kleinsorge), Matt Beall, Michael and Kristine Valley, Great Grandchildren Lilly Elrod and Aurora Beall Kleinsorge. He is also known as Uncle Bob to 60 nieces and nephews. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1945 and The University of Dayton in 1949 where he played basketball in his Freshman and Sophomore year. Bob went to work for NCR and retired in 1990 after 36 years as Manager of the Federal Tax Department. He enjoyed golf, softball, bowling, singing and watching his favorite sports teams. The family will receive friends at the Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio, Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held by Father David Brinkmoeller at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5100 Burkhardt Rd., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Helen Church 605 Granville Place, Riverside, OH 45431 in Bucky's memory.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 27, 2014
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