Robert Bruce “Bob” Ewing

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Robert Bruce “Bob” Ewing, 85, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster.

He was born October 15, 1935 in Wayne County, Ohio the son of Robert and Dorothy Houmard Ewing.

Bob served his country proudly as a Captain with the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School and The Ohio State University.

Bob had been a meat cutter and was a manager for Buehler’s in the meat department at the Towne Market for many years. He had also owned and operated South Fork Meats. Bob completed the Appalachian Trail, and also a trail in Peru. He was a member of the Northwestern High School Alumni organization. Bob was also an incredibly avid reader.

Surviving are his children Bob (Ginny) Ewing of Wooster, Bill (Carol) Ewing of Galloway, Jim (Laura) Ewing of New Rochelle, New York, and Cindy (Chip) Pavis of Wooster; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his loving companion Arlene Helen Vaught.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings Jim and Charles “Petey”.

A private family memorial service will be held at the old Ewing Homestead. Burial will take place at the Ewing Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy at www.appalachiantrail.org.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy at www.appalachiantrail.org.

Service: 

A private family memorial service will be held at the old Ewing Homestead. Burial will take place at the Ewing Cemetery.

Condolences

Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Shea

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

Bob and Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. May the gift of great memories get you through this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Dixie

I thought a lot of Bob. I got to know him in the TWC Backpackers club some years ago. He was very proud and willing to talk about completing the AT.
I also remember him working at the downtown Buehlers when I started to work there back in the day.

Jim, sorry for your loss.

Sorry to hear about your father Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It must be hard to lose a parent. Sure miss his Southfork Meats shop. Steve and Louree

My sincere sympathy to all of you, especially Bob and Cindy, my NHS '76 classmates. Thinking of you at this sad time. So awesome that your Dad hiked the AT.

Jim, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to you and your family. Shari

Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know we didn't keep in contact that much. We just lived to far away most of our lives. I'm sure you know our connection is through my grandmother Walters. We used to picnic down the hill from the Ewing home along the river. Charlie would come down and visit with us. Just so there is no mistake my parents were Norris and Vivah Walters.. Again sorry for your loss. Bruce Ewing Walters

Very sad to hear of your Dad's passing. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Bob very well from our Thru-hike. Although we both met many hikers, his sense of humor, great nature, and indelible smile left a life-long impression on me. My Mom still spoke of him often, years after his short stay at our family farm. He could have mentioned me a tad earlier in his AT memiors, but I'll take what I can get. You lived an amazing life Bob. Rest in Peace, and one day we will hike a trail together again in the Kingdom of Heaven.

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