Bob M. “Schoonie” Schoonover

January 31, 1950 ‒ July 12, 2009

Sunbury, Ohio

Bob M. “Schoonie” Schoonover, age 59 of Sunbury died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 12, 2009 at St. Ann’s Hospital.

He was born on January 31, 1950 in Columbus to the late Harlan and Betty (Fleck) Schoonover. A lifelong area resident, he was a graduate of Centerburg High School in 1969. He worked 22 years as a press operator with Ranco and currently worked in the receiving dept. of American Showa.

A member of the Sunbury Eagles, he was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye, and was a “meat hunter”. A jokester at heart with a wonderful smile, he loved people with his outgoing personality. A cook he was not, but he considered himself a chef. Quite the storyteller, he was happiest spending time with his grandchildren, family, black Lab Samo, and numerous buddies.

Survived by his daughters: Sara (Donald) Smith of Centerburg, Lauren Schoonover of Condit, grandchildren: Caleb, Sydnee, brothers: Bill of Sunbury, Thomas (Pinkie) of Marengo, Michael (Cindy) Schoonover of Kettering, Sister: Debra (Ronald) Boggs of Delaware, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Friends may call Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be Friday 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Roger Crego officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridge Mill Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026 or American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 163544, Columbus, Ohio 43216.

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