NORTH BLOOMFIELD — Robert Edward Munroe Jr., age 81, of North Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Warren, a son of the late Robert E. and Anna Laura Moore Munroe. He married the love of his life, Shirley Anne Patchin Munroe on Jan. 28, 1952 and have been happily married for 61 years.
Mr. Munroe was employed as a crane operator with Republic Steel for 35 years. He was a Vice President of Steelworkers Local #1375, and served as the Grievance Committee Chairman. Robert was a member of the Colebrook U.M. Church and the Cortland Masonic Lodge.
He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. His specialty was boiler technician aboard the USS Juneau. Robert enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques, woodworking, camping and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Loving memories of Robert will be carried on by his loving wife, Shirley Patchin Munroe of North Bloomfield; three sons, Robert J. (Lauri) Munroe of Southington, Terrence L. (Wendy) Munroe of Champion and Jamie E. (Christine) Munroe of Southington; two daughters, Deborah A. (James) Bacorn of Bristolville and Lori M. (Tom) Ellsworth of North Bloomfield; three brothers, Butch Cox, Jay Cox and Robin Cox, all from Michigan; and a sister, Becky; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Edward; and a grandson, Chad C. Brunstetter.
Services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 30th, at the CARL W. HALL FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Lauri Evinski officiating.
Family and friends are kindly invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 29th, at the Funeral Home. Robert will be laid to rest in Sager Memorial Cemetery in Bristolville, Ohio, where Military Honors will be observed.
The family request any material contributions be made to the Colebrook U.M. Church, in his memory.
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