The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

October 28, 2012

Robert E. Fails

Star Beacon

LAKEWOOD — Robert E. Fails, age 63, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Beloved husband and best friend of Janet (nee Payne); loving father of Julie (Scott), Amy (Brandt) and Rob (Chrissy); cherished grandfather of Alison, Trevor, Cooper, Carter and Charlotte; and brother of the late Janet Marie Fails.

Bob was born in Conneaut, Ohio, to Carson and Nora Fails (both deceased) on April 18, 1949. He was a graduate of Conneaut High School and Kent State University and had earned his CPA certificate.

His career began as an auditor for DCAA in 1973. He transferred to NASA Glenn Research Center in 1978 where he rose through the financial management organization retiring in 2006 as Associate Director and CFO. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking and made several items for his family.

Private family service. Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29th, at ZEIS-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163 or Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

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