Robert P. Owens
1933 - 2020
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Owens, Robert P.
1933 - 2020
Robert P. Owens, 87 of Columbus and formerly of Tiffin, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the Kobaker House in Columbus. He was born on July 2, 1933, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Robert P. and Florence (Fetczik) Owens. On June 7, 1958, he married Rose Gardner. Survivors include his wife Rose A. Owens of Columbus; daughters, Jamie Baker of rural Swanton and Jenie Lynn (Michael) Loosbrock of Centerville; four grandchildren, Kristin, Alyssa, Julian and Michaela; and four great grandchildren, Aethan, Kaden, Liliana and Levi. Bob graduated in 1951 from Tiffin Calvert High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. After returning from the Navy, Bob went to Heidelberg College and graduated in 1960. Bob moved to Columbus in 1960 to work as an Underwriter for Nationwide Insurance. He was an usher for the Columbus Clippers for 20 years and held various odd jobs throughout the years to stay busy, even up until his sudden parting. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Columbus, Catholic War Veterans, the American Legion, loved baseball and his Pug, Misty and cats, Posey and Smokey Joe. Bob was a progressive father and an excellent grandfather and great grandfather. Services were private and burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 7, 2020
Steve Schick
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August 4, 2020
George l Anderson
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August 3, 2020
Diana Van Hoose-Vara
Friend
August 3, 2020
We met Bob through our son, Ben who worked for the Buffalo Bisons. Bob and Ben were fast friends and we understood why when we met Bob at the ballpark. Such a great guy! He went out of his way to ensure our comfort and we enjoyed many conversations with him, especially about our shared love for baseball. When our son was promoted to the Blue Jays, Bob called Ben with his congratulations and that call meant so much to all of us. We stayed in touch with Bob through an occasional note, just to let him know we still think about him. I mailed a note to him the Thursday before his passing and I sure hope he received it. We share your sorrow from a distance and will always remember him fondly. Jan Wagner (Ben Wagner, Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster)
Jan Wagner
Friend
August 3, 2020
Paula Collier
Coworker
August 2, 2020
Glen and Bob played basketball against each other in high school in Tiffin. Years later, they were reunited while working at Nationwide. I got to know Bob from working at the Nationwide library, where he was a frequent reader. In the past few years, we always made sure to say hello at the Clippers games. He was a great personality and a good friend. Our sympathies to his family.
Terry Bare
Friend
August 2, 2020
Terry Bare
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August 1, 2020
Ken Schnacke
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