Robert Earl Cain
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Cain Robert Earl Cain, aged 80 years, went to receive his Heavenly Reward June 15, 2017. Born to Robert F. and Barbara (Reichert) Cain August 27, 1936. Graduate of Aquinas High School, Class of 1954. On September 8, 1956 Bob married the love of his life, Marilyn Strapp. Bob was a founding member of St. Stephen the Martyr Church in 1963. Bob spent 17 years with the F&R Lazarus Company as an Executive in major appliance repair. He eventually retired as Director of Safety with Martin Painting Co. Throughout the years Bob sang with numerous choirs within the Diocese. He was also was an Extraordinary Minister at the church. Bob was extremely active within the Central Ohio Irish Community. He was a member of the Shamrock Club where he was the choral director for 17 years, Irishman of the year in 1986, and a Founding Member of The Hooligans where he loved to sing and play the Bodhran Drum. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn; children, Kevin (Phyllis), Chris (Daphne), Theresa (Tom) Sansone, and his adopted son, Ed Norris; grandchildren, Kevin Jr (Tiffany), Erin (Roger) Farley, Michael (Nicole), Chrissy (Nick) Dembinski, Lindsey (Chad) Stemen, Joe (Megan), Ryan "Butch" (Julia), Dan (Kylie), Nicholas Sansone, Brian Sansone, Erin McSweeney (Michael Davis); 17 great grandchildren and 18 this November; aunt, Virginia Reichert Whightsil; siblings, William (Gerry), Martha Cain; sisters-in-law, Rita Strapp-Pagura, Amy Scott Strapp; many nieces, nephews, cousins, god-children and friends. The Cain Family would like to share their deepest appreciation for the wonderful care Bob received with Mt. Carmel Hospice and The Blanton House in Grove City. Thank you! Also a very special thank you to the prayer group from St. Stephen the Martyr. The Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4-8 p.m. at the MAEDER QUINT TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. HIGH ST. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 a.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr, 4131 Clime Road. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. To sign and view the on-line register book please visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jun. 15 to Jun. 17, 2017.
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June 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathies, may our prayers lift you and your family.
Jenn and Matt Etchemendy
June 18, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.
David and Carol Stephens
June 18, 2017
Marilyn & family, my love & sympathy to you all; prayers for you and the wonderful soul that Bob is. Sincerely,
Yvette Higgins
June 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. you are in my prayers.
judy schlund
June 17, 2017
Bob was one of a kind. Lots of fun, and a kind generous man. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss, but so happy you had so many wonderful years together.
You were blessed with a great family, and I know you will always have great memories together.
Ted and I are thinking of you and will be with you Sunday.
Shirley Minor Spellmire
June 17, 2017
Kevin, Phyllis and family, we offer our sincere condolences to you and your family on this tremendous loss. Ours thoughts are with you all. Terry & Terry Reed
June 16, 2017
Mrs. Cain, Kevin, Chris & Theresa: So sorry for your loss. He was certainly one of a kind. Will miss seeing him at the festivals and the Irish Family Reunion.
Kathy McNulty
June 16, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in our prayers. We will be out of town but we will be with you in spirit❤
Beth Tommy Motika
June 16, 2017
Our sympathies to the Cain family and extended family on your loss. Some of my best memories are playing music and singing in the Glee Club with Bob and the guys. He will be missed.
June 16, 2017
Marilyn-So sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. Nancy Schellhaas Burkhart
June 16, 2017
Love and prayers to Marilyn and the Cain family in the loss of Bob, my Godfather and life long friend.
Carol (Maxwell) Schneider
June 15, 2017
Love you dearly Uncle Bob!

Peace to all...

Love, Rosanne, Jim and family
Rosanne Sutton
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