The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

October 18, 2012

Robert H. Lette


Star Beacon

MADISON — Robert Henry Lette, age 91, of Madison, Ohio, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

He was born August 14, 1921, in Willoughby and was a World War II Veteran. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 1941 and served in the Pacific area with the Ohio 37th Division for 592 days, returning to the State to Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. as a R.O.T.C. instructor. He was discharged from the service on Oct. 6, 1945, returning to Mentor, Ohio.

Robert retired from Ohio Rubber in Willoughby, where he worked as a press operator for 38 years, retiring in 1982. He loved to work with wood, making clocks and wood ornaments.

On April 15, 1961, he married Lorene Alice Hanifon-Hughart who survives him. Also surviving are his son, Craydean Lette of Painesville; sister, Pearl (Larry) Palmer of Mentor; brother, Donald of Walingford, Conn.; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel Lette; brothers, Frank, Thomas, Roger and Albert Lette; and sisters, Betty Fisher and Dorothy Hendrickson.

He was a lifetime member of American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112 in Madison and V.F.W. Post 1500 in Willoughby. He was a member of Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19th, at POTTI FUNERAL HOME, 2726 Hubbard Road, Madison, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., TODAY, Thursday, Oct. 18th.

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