Farber, Sr., Robert F. "Bob"
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Apr. 29, 1923 - Jun. 28, 2013
Robert F. "Bob" Farber, Sr., 90, passed away in the "sunshine" in Sarasota, Florida on June 28, 2013 after a brief illness. A former life-long resident of Canton and N. Canton, Ohio, Bob was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Angie Farber.
Bob was a US Army veteran who served his country from 1943-1945 and was present at Utah Beach located in Normandy, France and participated in the battle known as the "Battle of the Bulge". Employed at Republic Steel Corporation for (41) years, Bob was one of the best amateur golfers in Stark County, Ohio where he participated in amateur golf tournaments and won multiple titles as an active member of SCAGA. He is credited with matching the Tam-O-Shanter; Dales Course, course record in Canton, Ohio with a documented round of (64) in 1959. Bob also carded (3) hole-in-ones in his lifetime.
Bob learned "the game" he loved as a young man and caddy at Congress Lake Country Club. He was an active club member at
Tam-O-Shanter, Skyland Pines, Bob-O-Link and Edgewood golf courses in Canton, Ohio. His teachers Charley Wipperman and Frank Bealy instilled a sense of respect, skill, hard work and perseverance for the game and in life. He remained a student and teacher of the game his entire life.
Bob is survived by his son Robert F. Farber Jr., Sarasota, FL and his two daughters Lori Guth and Toni Senff of N. Canton, OH as well numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren in both Florida and Ohio. God was present when he was taken from this world and he will be missed by all those who loved him.
A private ceremony will be held with the family in Sarasota and a graveside service is planned for the future in Canton, Ohio. Contributions can be made in Bob's name to the Canton PGA Chapter of the First-Tee Program for kids.
First Tee Of Canton Inc.
PO Box 7555
Canton, OH 44705
Published in Herald Tribune from July 7 to July 8, 2013