Robert L. Thayer, 83, of Chardon, died March 18, 2013, at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Dec. 9, 1929, in Painesville, to Leon "Stub" and Opal (nee Post) Thayer, he had been a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Thayer retired as a machinist from Coe Manufacturing in Painesville.
He is survived by his sons, Gary (Barbara) of McDonough, Ga., Chris of Hambden Township and Steve (DeeAnna) of Rome Township; lifelong friend, Nina Carver of Rome Township; grandchildren, Sarah and Katelyn of Rome Township; sisters, Martha (Ron) Baker of Texas and Jean (Wayne) Ross of Perry; and brother, Ron (Liz) of New Mexico.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (Route 44, 500 feet south of Route 6/Chardon Square), Chardon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the funeral home.
Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 20, 2013