Robert “Bob” H. Meyer, 2789 Rutledge Road, Transfer, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family at 4:24 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, after a brief illness. He was 81.
Mr. Meyer was born in Sharon on Nov. 3, 1931, a son of William F. and Ruth A. (Johnson) Meyer. He was a 1949 graduate of Sharpsville High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1962.
He was a member of Zion’s United Church of Christ, Transfer, where he had served as an elder. Bob had worked as general foreman in quality inspection at the former Sharon Steel for 43 years, retiring in 1992.
He was an arborist and Master Gardener, planting a lifetime of flowers for his wife. Bob was a beekeeper and was a member of the Trumbull County Beekeepers Association, the International Willow Collectors and Reynolds VFW Post 7599, and was a life member of Transfer Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and fishing.
Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Pinch) Meyer, whom he married May 6, 1956; six daughters, Brenda L. Kaye and her husband George, Richmond Heights, Ohio; Barbara R. “Pete” Hoch and her husband John, Transfer; Beverly J. Meyer and her life partner Tracey Johnson, Shawnee, Kan.; Betty Jo Walker and her husband Bill, Pikeville, Tenn.; and Becky L. Ague and her husband Tim; and Bonnie S. O’Brien and her husband Stephen, all Sharpsville. Also surviving are a sister, Mary Cruz and her husband Wenc, South Miami, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and his faithful companion, Brooke, the bulldog.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Broemer and Eleanor Songer; and four brothers, Bill, Jack, Charles, and Don Meyer.
Donations in his memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3871 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148; or the Community Food Warehouse of the Shenango Valley, 109 S. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.
Robert “Bob” H., 81, of 2789 Rutledge Road, Transfer.
Calling hours: Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (6-25-13) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 East State St., Sharon, PA 16146.
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (6-26-13) in the funeral home with Pastor Phyllis Nevin, supply pastor of Zion’s Church, officiating. Military honors will be provided at the funeral home by the Reynolds VFW Post 7599.
Burial: Cremation services provided by the funeral home.