Robert A. Fawcett

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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.

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

There will be no calling hours

Service: 

Private family services will be held and burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Condolences

I am so sorry to see this. I loved Bob like a brother, not an in law. . Remembering All the good times.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, and our deepest sympathy is with you at this difficult time.

Fran,
So very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing..keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers..may your precious memories bring comfort to you during this difficult time. God Bless

I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Prayers for God's comfort for all of you. Love to you all.

Oh, Fran and Dianne, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Such a wonderful man, I respected him a lot. Loving thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this time ❤️

So blessed to have had Bob in our lives. Will have fond memories to treasure. Love to all!

Fran, my heart is with you & your family. Praying for you. May the Lord comfort you.
Love, Jerri Holzaepfel

I sure will always remember Great uncle Bob as being so kind, loving, Always Smiling, never a bad thing to say about anyone, that's walking with Christ in life, now he's walking with our Lord and Savior!!! My deepest sympathy for you all, Love you Aunt Fran and family xoxo

Fran & family, We have so many wonderful memories of Bob over the years. Tom enjoyed working with him at International Paper and we always enjoyed talking to you both when you were out taking your walks in the neighborhood. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Fran, Dianna and family we are sorry for the loss of Bob. Wonderful memories. We will see him later. love, Terry, Deb, Sandy

Fran so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with you at Parkview and will keep you and your family in my prayers!

We were so sorry to read about Bob's passing. We have truly enjoyed our visits at the 25year club breakfasts. We know he will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathies.
Marlin and Kaylene Hostettler

Dear Fran and family,
So sorry for your great loss. May the Lord watch over you, comfort, and keep you in His care in the days ahead.
Bev and Phil Maasz

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