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Robert "Bob" Withee

June 14, 1921 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 97)

Robert “Bob” Withee, age 97 of Jackson Twp., OH, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 surrounded by the family he loved and lived for.
He was born June 14, 1921, in Westfield, MA the son of the late George and Gladys (MacDonald) Withee.
Bob was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps where he was a decorated 2nd Lieutenant pilot; receiving many medals of valor including the Purple Heart.
He retired from Ferro Engineering after 43 years of service.
Bob was an amazing man, enriching the lives of everyone he met along the way through his genuine kindness, friendship, and caring. He was the epitome of an gentleman.
Bob was a lifetime active member of M.A.P.S where a dedicated replica of his plane is on display at the museums' entrance.
Bob was an extraordinary father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His lifetime of dedication and love is his legacy to his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Jean (Markel) Withee, and brother, George Withee.
Bob is survived by son, John "Jack" (Donna) Withee; daughter, Barbara J. Withee; two brothers, Donald (Blanche) Withee, Stewart (Karen) Withee; sisters Ruth (Stan) Loomis, Louise (Bob) Rogerson; grandchildren, John “Jay” (Amanda) Withee, Steffani Jean Withee, Nichole (Bill) Byers, Stephanie (John) Koellner; great-grandchildren, John “Jack” Withee; Kyra, Charles, and Cole Byers; John and Jessica Koellner; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A private service was held by the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MAPS Air Museum; 2260 International Pkwy, North Canton, OH 44720.
Condolences to the family may be made at
Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory 330-830-0148

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