Graber Robert W. "Bob" Graber, age 73 of Plain City passed away peacefully Sunday morning February 9, 2014 at Mount Carmel West Hospital. Born January 16, 1941 in Hinesboro, IL. Member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bob loved his family, gardening, ballgames and especially talking. He knew no strangers, only friends. Preceded in death by parents Henry S. "Hank" and Martha (Farmwald) Graber, brother-in-law Tom Shoemaker. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gerarda "Gerry" (Gackowski) Graber, whom he married on February 23, 1963; children, Rob (Lori) Graber, Pam (Tony) Hammond, Debbie (Dave) Smith, Greg (Misti Albanese) Graber; grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Vince. Kate, Ben, Casey, Jake, Maddie, Caleb, Alexis, Lauren, Jenna, Gabby and Sylvia; sisters, Yvonne (Marvin) Stutzman, Carol (Olin) Slabuagh, Linda (Merlin) Miller, Patricia (Clyde) Anderson; brother, Terrry Graber; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main Street (St. Rte. 161W) Plain City with Rosary Service at 8 p.m. conducted by Deacon Anthony Bonacci Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday February 12, 2014 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 West Ave., Plain City with Celebrants Fr. Kevin Lutz and Fr. Patrick Toner and burial Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund. visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.
Ferguson Funeral Home
202 East Main Street Plain City, OH 43064
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 10, 2014