Takacs Robert Sonny Takacs, 87, God took a masterpiece home. He was one of Gods finest creations. Robert Takacs of Westerville went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2013 at 5:35 AM at St. Ann's Hospital. He was born March 21, 1926. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Louise; sons, Bob (Mary), Mike (Nora), Mark (Cheryl); daughters, Teri (Gary) Minshall and Sandy (Steve) Lee; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Bob had a servant's heart. He was a proud U.S. Marine, WWII veteran, Deputy Sheriff, F.B.I. Academy graduate and law enforcement officer trainer and consultant for the State of Ohio. Bob was preceded in death by parents Bertha and Anthony, brothers Ray and Fred, granddaughter Kristen Lee. Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME NE CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, with a prayer service beginning at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 313 N. State St. Westerville, with Father David E. Gwinner Celebrant, officiating. Interment will be in Blendon Central Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com God loans us his angels for too short of a time. This amazing man was the best husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was our family anchor, our guidepost, our bear hug, our leader and our original best friend. Bob touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 8, 2013