FORT MYERS, Fla. - Robert "Bob" Warren, formerly of Sidney, passed away June 7, 2013, at his home in Fort Myers, Fla., where he lived with Judith Richards Warren.
He was at home and recovering from a brief illness and heart surgery.
Robert was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Jackson, to Delbert Roy Warren and Phyllis Marrow Warren. He is preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Delbert Warren, and his sister, Marie Warren Eubanks, both late of Springfield.
He is survived by Judy Warren; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Gary Hoyle, of Greenville; his son, Rob Warren, of Fort Myers, Fla.; his sister, Mary Hughes, of Springfield; and family, Scott Schaeffer and Todd Schaeffer, both of Asheville, N.C., and Nachelle Schaeffer, of Fort Myers, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and good friends, including Richard Hileman, of Troy.
Bob attended Jackson High School and served in the U.S. Navy, and shortly after, Bob and Judy moved to Sidney in 1964. Their children attended Hardin-Houston Schools and Bob was very active in the community. He was a referee, umpire, PTO member, sports announcer for WMVR, rarely missed a sporting event, and was an avid Ohio teams fan. He also played softball, golfed and bowled on many leagues for teams of his various jobs, such as BF Goodrich, Perfecto and eventually his own business, Olympic Trophy and Awards, in Piqua and Troy.
Bob moved to Fort Myers in the mid-1980s, where he also ran his business, worked with his son and remained very active. Bob was an Elks member, serving as exalted ruler four times, and worked with the women's auxiliary and the children's charity. He was a lifelong member of the Eagles and a Moose member and American Legion member. Bob called bingo every Monday night at Meyer-Lee Country Club and enjoyed many other outings.
Please join all of us in a memorial celebration of Bob's life to be held at the Eagles of Troy, 225 N. Elm St., Troy, on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Thanks to Richard Hileman and the Eagles Aerie No. 971. Contact any family member for more information.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite children's charity.