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Robert Stevens


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Stevens Robert Stevens, 92, passed away March 16, 2017 at his home in Westerville. He left behind many family members, friends and admirers. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Anna Stevens, wives Irene (Kochheiser) Stevens and Ethel (Myers) Stevens, son Robert Stevens, brothers Paul Samulitis and Jim Samulitis, stepson Kim Wright. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Amelia (Wright) Stevens; son, Gary Stevens of Westerville; grandchildren, Billy and Kerry Stevens of Westerville; daughter, Ellen (Guy) Niles of Kempner, Texas; sister, Nancy (Richard) McGee of Toledo; stepdaughters, Duree (Steve) Engle of Grove City, Pam (Kelly) Klamfoth Sims of Newark, Tammy (Scott) Snedden of Delaware, Denise (Tom) Heidenberg of Arcadia, California; stepson, Doug Wright of Lithopolis; and a many stepgrandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob was born in 1925 in Lorain, Ohio, where he grew up. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served during World War II. He later served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his military years, Bob returned to Lorain and worked as a carpenter, then later worked at the American Shipbuilding Co. He eventually moved to Temple City, California, where he worked for McDonnell Douglas and Rocketdyne before retiring. He moved to Westerville in 2001. Bob was member of VFW Post 8736 in Sunbury, Ohio. Bob loved working on projects around his home, playing cards, painting, telling a good story and being with family and friends. He was a good man, who lived a long and full life. We will miss him dearly. A military graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 21 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bob's name to Kindred Hospice, 540 Officenter Place, Gahanna, OH 43230.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 19, 2017
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