SWANK Robert A. Swank, 54, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, October15, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born July 19, 1957 in Columbus to the late Phil and Francis Swank. He was formerly employed with VIPCO and was currently retired. Bob's passions were fishing, watching OSU football, and spending time with his family and grandkids. He was a stern man but very supportive, loving, and caring to his family; doing whatever he could to help them. Preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Phyllis. Bob will be missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Margaret; son, Bobby (Deona) Swank; daughters, Charlee Brasseur, and Nicole Swank (fiancÃ©, Tim Collins); seven grandchildren; sister, Kay Stoyle (Jim, deceased); and brothers, Dale (Betty) Swank and Steve (Teresa) Swank. Family will receive friends Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. and again Thursday from 12Noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. Pastor David E. Swaggerty, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to Columbus Cancer Clinic, 65 Ceramic Dr., Columbus, OH 43214. To view Bob's video tribute or share memories, visit www.schoedinger.com.
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Schoedinger Funeral Home East Chapel
5360 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43232
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 17, 2011