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October 1, 2013

Robert C. Butcher Sr.

ASHTABULA — Robert Claar Butcher Sr., age 83, died surrounded in love by his family.

The son of Harry and Ruth (Neely) Butcher, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 23, 1929. As a child, he moved to the Chardon area with his family. Bob was a graduate of Chardon High School, where he participated on the basketball team and football team as the captain.

A Veteran, Bob joined the United States Army in 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1953.

While working at Neff Perkins, he met Marian Skidmore who would become his wife on June 15, 1968. Marian and Bob were the love of each other’s lives. Their love was one of mutual trust and admiration and they had just celebrated forty-five years of love and memories.

Bob felt called to join several fraternal organizations that were noted for the good works performed in their local communities. He was a member of Geneva Eagles; Lake Shore Aerie # 2243, where he was past president; and a member of the Eagles State Hall of Fame. He also joined Geneva Masonic Lodge #334, where held several positions of leadership and was a 32nd degree Mason. Bob was a generous and giving man and these two organizations exemplified his character.

Born with a wonderful work ethic, at a young age he went to work on a farm to earn money to help support his family. After his first “retirement” from Chardon Rubber, where he worked for thirty-two years, he went to work for SAS Rubber Company as an industrial engineer for eleven years until his second try at retirement.

A man of many talents, Bob enjoyed puttering in his garage and making quilt racks, cradles and wonderful pieces of furniture that were given to friends and family. Bob enjoyed the outdoors. Whether it was hunting or fishing, pitching in a softball league, or playing a round of golf with his friends, he lived his life to the fullest. Bob celebrated the achievements of his children and grandchildren, giving them words of encouragement and insight on being the best person you can be. He was a role model for his family and mentor for those he met along his life’s highway.

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