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Robert E. Haines

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Robert E. Haines Obituary
Haines Robert E. Haines, 87, of Dublin, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Bob was born in Greenville, Ohio March 27, 1927 but spent his entire life in Columbus. He first met his future wife, Alice Mayers in 9th grade on the school bus and started dating in their Junior year at North High School. Their romance was temporarily put on hold by WWII when Bob joined the Army Air Corp ending up as an MP stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945. He returned to Columbus and got his engineering degree at The Ohio State University and married his high school sweetheart in a beautiful garden wedding at Alice's home on Riverside Drive on June 25, 1949. Bob went to work with his father at Arrocrete Corp. and eventually joined his father-in-law at Star National, where he became President running the company until retirement in 2010. Bob was a member of Columbus Kiwanis for many years. At home, Alice provided the creative vision for many design projects and Bob was the engineer who provided the manpower to get them done. Over the course of their life together, they built 5 homes. Together they won many Christmas decorating awards in Westwood Acres. Bob and Alice both enjoyed traveling and making trips around the US and Europe. Preceded in death by his parents Emery and Hazel Haines and sister Phyllis Spachner. Bob is survived by his wife, Alice; and daughters, Janet Sue Emerick, wife of Donald Emerick and Marilyn Jean Bauer, wife of Gary Bauer. Bob's defining quality was his love for his family and his devotion and service to the ones he loved. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. Family will receive friends Monday, June 30, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, OH, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the , 5545 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 29, 2014
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