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Robert Eberhart Obituary
Robert Eberhart, 67 of Canal Fulton died Monday, July 19, 2010, after a courageous eight year battle with cancer.

Bob was born in Barberton and was a graduate of Barberton High School, where he was a member of the BHS band. He was selected to perform in the prestigious All-Ohio Boys Band for four consecutive years. He attended Ohio State University where he was a member of TBDBITL, the OSU Marching Band. He successfully completed course work at Malone University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University and Kent State University and graduated with honors from the University of Akron. Bob is a former member and Past-President of the Barberton Board of Education. He also graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., followed by four years of active duty with the U. S. Army as a Russian linguist. A life long BHS. OSU and Browns fan, he retired in 2003 with 30 years of service under the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System as an urban planner and municipal manager. Bob was Planning Director for the City of Barberton (1970 to 1978). He also served as Chief Planner in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Community Development Director in Portsmouth, Ohio and also served as municipal manager in Portsmouth and Fairfield, Ohio, Munhall, Pa. and Newton Falls, Ohio. Bob held memberships in many professional organizations, including but not limited to: the American Economic Development Council, American Planning Association, the International City-County Management Association, the Ohio Planning Conference and the Ohio City-County Management Association. Since his retirement, he has worked as a substitute teacher in the Green City, Tuslaw Local and Northwest Local School Districts.

Bob was a member of the Grace Bible Church in Manchester.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sandy (Leatherman); sons, Michael (Megann) of Barberton; Martin of Akron; mother, Lillian of Barberton step daughters, Pamela (Alan) Mobus, Paula Sparks and Patricia (Zach) Willoughby, all of Minerva; grandchildren, Tyler, Elise, Rylee and Claire; eight step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren in the Minerva area.

Private graveside services with full military honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Harpool officiating.



Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 21, 2010
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