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Robert Allen "Bob"

Robert Allen "Bob" Cubbedge, age 87, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2014. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 4, 1926. Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet program and was called into active duty during World War II after graduating from high school. Bob had a passion for flying and obtained his private pilot's license after the war.

Bob attended the University of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He then moved to Toledo and worked as a sales engineer for Acklin Stamping, Leake Stamping and Engraving Company, and then as General Sales Manager for Kiemle Hankins Company. In 1971, Bob started his own business, Cubbedge Controls, Inc., and was a Manufacturers' Agent and Corporate Executive for over 30 years.

Bob served in leadership positions for many organizations in northern Ohio including Chairman of the Board for Toledo YMCA Storer Camps, Chairman of the Eagle Scout Board of Review, President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, President of the Toledo Technical Council, and Chairman of the Robotics and Smart Automation Conference at the University of Toledo. He was a member of Rotary International for over 50 years as well as a member of American Legion Post 335, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Caberfae Ski Club, Adams Conservation Club, the National Rifle Association, and the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.

All during his life, Bob enjoyed getting together with his friends and relatives to share stories, play golf or tennis in the summer and go skiing in the winter. He was also an avid hunter and loved to fish.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Janet (Dietrich); step-brother, Hal Cubbedge and brother-in-law, Donald Jung. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Marilyn Jo; his children, Keith (Lenore) Cubbedge, Kimberley (Larry) Cubbedge-Redd, Ken (Debra) Cubbedge, Oticca (Ralph) Beamer, Tatjania (Denny) Sakowski, Art (Cindy) Kamm, and Donald Kamm; along with 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and sisters, Gay Jung and Carol (Nic) Andreyev, of Winter Park, Florida.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, March 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo, (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held for Bob in June 2014.

The family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Bob at The Toledo Hospital, Arbors at Sylvania, Flower Hospital, and Ebeid Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cubbedge Nature Preserve at YMCA Storer Camps, 6941 Stony Lake Road, Jackson, MI 49201, phone (800) 536-8607.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 16, 2014
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