Robert A. Fawcett Bob , age 86, of Wooster, Ohio passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Ohio s Lifecare Hospice with his loving family by his side. Bob had been very recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.
Bob was born on November 19, 1935 in Salem, Ohio to Raymond L. and Elsie M. (Tetlow) Fawcett. On September 19, 1959 Bob married Frances G. Smith, she survives. Bob and Fran were happily married for 62 years and had two daughters Dianna and Linda. Bob and Fran enjoyed many wonderful travels and their time together.
Bob was a graduate of Wooster High School, and in 1976 he received a Business Degree from The Wooster Business College. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was active at Parkview Christian Church for many years where he enjoyed his church family and serving there. Also, working with Fran at the food pantry at church was very special to him. He recently has been attending Grace Church.
In 2001, Bob retired from International Paper Company after 43 years. He thoroughly enjoyed the game of basketball, excelled in many sports, and was an excellent athlete even into his later years. He especially enjoyed sharing his love of sports with his daughter Linda, they tremendously enjoyed playing basketball and golfing together. Bob also really enjoyed watching the Cleveland Cavs, Browns, Indians, and The Wooster Fighting Scots Basketball teams play alongside with his family and wonderful friends. Golfing and swimming in the ocean were also favorite activities for Bob, along with family vacations. Family time was especially important to him, and his grandchildren brought him incredible joy every time he saw them, which was often.
Surviving family members are his wife Fran, daughter Dianna (Rick) Stair, son-in-law Keith (Pama-Lynn) Vandegrift, grandchildren Mya Vandegrift, Aaron Vandegrift, RiLee Stair, Shea (Morgan) Stair and the soon arrival of Bob s 1st great grandchild, all of Wooster. Sister Barbara Bala of Copley, Ohio and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Linda Vandegrift in 2013, parents, and brothers Ray and Terry Fawcett.
Bob will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.
Private family services will be held and burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. There will be no calling hours.
Our family would especially like to thank our incredible, amazing Hospice healthcare team, Dr. Alex Nicolozakes, MD, and Dr. Joseph Prah, MD and his staff for their kindness, and very compassionate, excellent care always.
McIntire, Bradham, and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Ohio s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691, Grace Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691, or your local food pantry.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Contributions may be directed to Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Private family services will be held and burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
There will be no calling hours