SIDNEY — Robert C. Weimer, 93, of 2500 N. Kuther Road, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence, just two days before his birthday.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1920, in Swanders, Ohio, the son of the late Carl and Luella (Hoefelmeier) Weimer. On April 25, 1943, he was married to Ruth Evelyn Pence, who survives along with two children, James Allan (Peggy) Weimer, of Moneta, Virginia, and Judith Elaine (Graham) Cox, of Sebastian, Florida; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one child, who died in infancy; one brother, Donald M. Weimer; and two sisters, Dorothy L. Vordemark and Marian Gault.
Mr. Weimer served in the National Guard prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps in July of 1942. He continued to serve until January of 1946 and rose to the rank of staff sergeant. His time in the military was spent in the states and in the Pacific Theater on the island of Okinawa.
Bob was a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 1938. After returning from the war, he went to work as a machinist at Monarch Machine and Tool Co. Then in the late 1950s, he attended Miami Jacobs College in Dayton, Ohio, and earned an accounting degree. Thereafter, he worked in the payroll department at Mack Trucks in Sidney. Later on, he became manager of Rubicon Realty in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked until he retired.
Bob was a die-hard Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeye fan. As a Reds fan, he kept his own win/loss/pitching records of the Cincinnati team for decades. His hobbies included collecting coins and stamps, and his passions included playing double pinochle, of which he was a master.
Bob was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney. He also was a member of American Legion Post 217, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Sidney, Temperance Lodge 73, the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, the Antioch Shrine, and the Senior Center of Sidney.
Bob was not only a loving husband of 71 years, a brother and father, but he was known as "Uncle Bob" to many members of his large, extended family. He was also known as a fun-loving tease to his nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. Burial with military honors by the American Legion Post 217 will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at Amos Chapel.
Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Senior Independence Hospice in memory of Robert Carl Weimer. Condolences may be expressed to the Weimer family at our website, www.cromesfh.com