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Robert J. Jr.
Robert Bayer Jr., age 79, of Toledo, passed away in his home on June 2, 2014. Robert was born in Toledo on April 26, 1935, to Robert J. and Herma V. (Dorcas) Bayer Sr. Bobby worked in the Sanitation Department for the Village of Ottawa Hills for over 30 years. He was a fixture around the Reynolds Corners area, affectionately known as "the Mayor of Reynolds Corners." He was often seen riding his bike, wearing his distinctive orange cap, as well as working in the family hardware store. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving is his sister, Ann (Alan) Bluth; brothers, David (Barbara) Bayer, Michael (Melissa) Bayer, Philip (Jennifer) Bayer and many nieces and nephews, including Kevin Bayer, with whom he lived in his later years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herma and Robert Sr.
Friends and family will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, 5052 Dorr St., Toledo (419-535-0951) from 2-7 pm Sunday June 8, 2014. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr St., Toledo, Monday, June 9, 2014, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Joy Cemetery, Ottawa Hills. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Humane Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Toledo Blade on June 6, 2014