G. Robert "Bob"|
G. Robert "Bob" Sumner, 81, passed away Feb. 3, 2004, in Akron.
He was born in Akron in 1922 to George Anthony and Ruth Morgan Sumner, attended Old Trail School, and graduated from Buchtel High School in 1940. He was an Eagle Scout, and served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he married Betsy Blacketter and entered Ohio State University, graduating with a dairy technol ogy degree in 1952. He followed his grandfather, Jason, and his father, George, into the dairy business and worked for Borden's Ice Cream in Pitts burgh, returned to Akron in 1960 as a plant manager for Reiter & Harter Dairy, and re tired in 1978 from Reiter Dairy.
He loved to play golf, and was a member of the Reiter Retirees Association, Ohio State Alumni Association, Copley Lions, and Copley Methodist Church.
His wife, Betsy, passed away in 1995, and he is survived by his daughters, Pam (David) Pe ters of Sharon Center and Patty (William) Haney of Copley; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Theresa Haney; sisters, Maxine Fisher of Copley and Marilyn Babcox of Chagrin Falls; sister-in-law, Antonia (Eric) Nicholls of California; brother-in-law, Ralph Van Horn of Mogadore; nieces, nephews; and his "puppy," Duke.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Copley United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hum mel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley, and Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Copley Lions, P.O. Box 4023, Copley, Ohio 44321, or the Copley United Methodist Church.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 6, 2004