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1936 Robert 2020

Robert E. "Bob" Swift

December 29, 1936 — August 12, 2020

Robert Earl "Bob" Swift, 83, of Strasburg, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1936 to the late Sanford K. and Leota (Whetzel) Swift. He married the love of his life, Norma Kimmell, on August 8, 1954 and they recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. Together, they have a daughter, who was the light of his life & who he simply adored, Brenda (Swift) Layman (husband Chris). In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his grandchildren; Nathan, Natalia and Matthew (Trisha) Layman; and nine great grandchildren; Alyssa, Isaac and Isabella Layman; Lane Moore; Page and Holden Maffei; Falynn Gibson; Audrianna and Nolan Layman; who all lovingly referred to him as “Pop”.

In 1962, he joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol where he served until 1978. He attended the Ohio State University where he received a BS in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Education Administration. Bob taught law enforcement and became the Vocational Supervisor and Assistant Director at Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Ohio. He had a rewarding and fulfilling career and was highly regarded by his colleagues and students alike.

Bob had a heart of gold and was always available to help those in need. His laugh was contagious and his mischievous smile will always be remembered. He was a man of integrity and good character. His love of God and family was the most cherished part of his life. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather & friend. Bob enjoyed fishing, playing cards/ board games with his family, and was an avid Ohio State and Steelers football fan. He was a true Buckeye. Words can never describe how much he’ll be missed.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Strasburg. Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no services or calling hours.

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