Robert P. Orr

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ORR Robert P. Orr Col. (Ret.), loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and soldier, age 82, of Worthington, Friday Jan. 11, 2013, with his family by his side. Preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia, brothers and sisters. Survived by daughter, Vicki Craig of Columbus; son, Randy (Camille) Orr of Delaware, OH; grandchildren, Zach and Adam Craig, Cali and Chelsea Orr. Bob, a father, soldier and friend, loved his family, his country and his friends deeply. Bob and his wife Pat were a great team, achieving many accomplishments together until her death in 2010, the year which marked their 59th wedding anniversary. Bob served for more than 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard as State Aviation Officer, retiring in 1993. He loved the military and established life-long relationships while serving. Bob was a perpetually optimistic, self-made man who loved children and had a very soft heart. Every day of his life he was very kind and generous to others, particularly to anyone he felt was less fortunate than him, in part because he felt so blessed himself. He brought youthful enthusiasm and energy to everything he did, including ice skating and golfing regularly until he became too ill to do so. Bob was a pioneer in medical "life flight" aviation, partnering with the late Dr. Stu Roberts, The Ohio State University, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol to establish one of the first medical helicopter programs in the country. Through his work with Ohio State, Bob became an avid Buckeye football fan and tailgater, hosting large groups of friends and family on Saturday afternoons, rain or shine. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped take care of Bob during his illness. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the , Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or the , Central Ohio Region Office, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Condolences to www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2013
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