SARASOTA, FL: Bob Wise, 97, of Sarasota, Florida, died September 24th, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota. Mr. Wise was born in Mansfield, Ohio on August 20th, 1916. He was the son of Otis Wise and Anna Wise Amicone. Bob retired from Richland County Engineering in Mansfield, Ohio in 1967. After moving to Sarasota, he retired from Sarasota County Engineering in 1980. He was proud of his military years during WWII
which included the United States Army
Air Corps and the United States Navy
. He was also proud of his affiliation with his many organizations. He was past Commander and life member of the VFW
Post 3494 of Mansfield, Ohio, past Monarch of Samoor Grotto, past Commander of Amvets of Florida, past Commodore of Sahib Temple Mariners and past Master Phoenix Lodge #346. Bob was always involved in sports with Mansfield Senior High School where he played football and ran track. He even ran against Jesse Owens and lost the race by just 2 seconds.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Vivian, whom he married March 9th, 1943; son, Ronald (Ginny) Wise of Sarasota , and daughter, Janice (Jim) Reed of Burbank, Ohio; two grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on October 2nd, 2013, at Diamond Hills Cathedral, 500 Tingley Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio, conducted by Rev. Charles Carrier. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 11:00am-12:00pm at the church. Military graveside services conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Bob Wise.
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