Bob West

March 29, 1944 ‒ April 01, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Mt. Gilead: Bob West, age 76, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on the afternoon of April 1, 2020. He went peacefully at home within the care of hospice and his family.

Bob worked at Garber Materials since 1967. He was a hardworking man and enjoyed his work. Bob specialized in heavy equipment operations.

In addition, Spring is his favorite time of year for he loved to go mushroom hunting with his wife Donna.

Other activities he and his wife enjoyed together were mowing the yard with their own personal mowers, shooting at targets and his wife loved shooting back! Furthermore, they loved riding around the neighborhood in their cart. Sometimes they would visit friends or the Amish store while on their ride.

Bob spent a good part of his time in his garage tinkering on mowers, reading the paper and listening to radio programs. He made sure not to miss his favorite Earl Pitts.

Bob was an avid viewer of westerns. Some of his favorites were the Virginian, Laramie, Lawman and Gunsmoke.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Donna Kerstetter West. Children Jenny West Harrison, Chuck Harrison, Tom West, Valerie Valerio West, Dawn West Deitch, Ronnie Deitch, Mike West, Cindy Burchfield West, Ann West Byron, and Mark Byron.

Grandchildren Ashley, Brittany, Brooke and Jacob Henry; Bobby and Johnny West; Alysa, Chanse and Stephen; Savanah, Mikey, Walt and Scott; and Brianna Byron; and sixteen Great grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by parents Mary and William West, Bill West (brother), Nancy West (sister), Mary West Devos (sister), Pearl West (sister-in-law) and Bobby (son).

A private graveside funeral service will be held Monday, April 6, 2020 in Shauck Cemetery. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the West family suggests memorial contributions be made to Morrow County Hospice in recognition of the loving care they received.  These contributions may be mailed to Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.


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  • So sorry for your loss. Always know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Colleen McLaughlin Wake

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob was a man I will always remember fondly. Praying for you all to have strength in this time of need.
    Cherie McLaughlin-Shirk

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers, have faith and remember that you WILL see him again.

  • So very sorry that we cannot be with you during this time. We love you all and are so very sorry

  • This was sad news to hear! So sorry for your loss. Keeping family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss! Prayers for GOD’s peace and comfort durring this most sorrowful time!

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my heart and prayers. May the good Lord comfort and ease the pain of losing A father, Grandfather, a husband, and just a Good Man. I feel blessed to have known him. I love each and everyone of you. God Bless you all.

  • Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Enjoyed working with him for many, many years. Thinking of you Donna and your family. Wishing you the best. Dick and Joyce Reamsnider and family

  • So sorry for the hole family lose . Bob was a great guy him and Larry was long time friends .And we well all way remember all the good times we all had together .All are love goes out to you all

  • My prayers for you all as you start on the journey of firsts Mike if you ever need a shoulder I’m here as we are only 2 years out from lossing my dad the days are different but one day what a joy to know we will rejoice again again prayers and love

  • Sorry to hear of the death of our neighbor, Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Memories of Bob using the drag line , pulling gravel from the lake at Garbers Gravel Pit. I always wondered why the machine did not slide onto the lake. Bob had to be an expert operator. I made many of trips to John’s gravel operation and I thank John for keeping it going and to Bob for getting the gravel out of the lake.

    Some folks create special memories that we never mention to them. The lake Bob built.
    My old age may have confused reality.