Rev. Robert F. “Bob” Cerar

November 27, 1956 ‒ November 12, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Rev. Robert F. “Bob” Cerar, 63, of Galion passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at home after being diagnosed with cancer eight weeks ago.

He was born November 27, 1956 in Kenton, Ohio and was the son of Robert E. and Carol I. (Force) Cerar. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Julie A. (Cannon) Cerar whom he married on June 17, 1978.

Bob graduated from Galion High School in 1975 and later received his Bachelor’s degree from the Dayton Bible College in 1980. He worked 13 years at the former Fisher Printing and 13 years at the E & E Nameplates both in Galion.

Bob was very active in Galion and surrounding area. He was a member of the Galion City School Board of Education from 1993 to 1996; City of Galion Planning and Zoning Committee from 2008 to 2013; Crawford County Planning Commission from 2008 to 2010 and the Galion Ministerial Association. Bob was currently attending the Abundant Life Fellowship, Mt. Gilead and previously was Associate Pastor of the First United Church of Christ in Galion. He enjoyed reading.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Robert D. (Brittany) Cerar; four grandchildren Ty, Scarlet, Kayley and Daniel Cerar; sisters, Janet Cerar of Orlando, Florida, Mary (John) Webster of Arkansas, Susan (Robert) Bean of Galion and Carol R. Cerar of Orlando, Florida; brothers David Cerar of Kenya, East Africa, James (Sue) Cerar and Timothy Cerar all of Orlando, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Cerar.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020, at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Voice of Hope Pregnancy Center, Bucyrus in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bob Cerar, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Julie and family of Bob,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy upon the passing of Bob. As friends and classmates I’m so sorry but I know Bob is in a much better place and free from his pain. May the blessings and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

  • Julie and family:

    We are so sorry about Bob’s death. What a shock. He was always so nice and loved to visit. He will be greatly missed. We know he is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Julie and family,
    We are extremely sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We enjoyed working with him at the church and have missed him on Fridays at the bank. It was one of the few times I ever saw him without you by his side. I know he will be missed by you and many in the community. Prayers for all.

  • Julie and family. We are so very sorry to hear about Bob. Prayers for all of you at this time. We hope you find peace and comfort during this time of grief.

  • So sorry for your loss. We grew up on South Street together. Thinking of all of the family. May he rest in peace.

  • Julie, Robert & family.

    Bob attended our People of Prayer for Galion meetings twice a month for many, many years. He offered a love of the Lord and a quiet, yet strong strength to all. He also was quite intelligent & witty! He would pop out unexpected, funny comments which would catch us off guard and make us laugh.

    Yes, I was sad to hear we lost Bob for now. I say for now as we will see him again. Then we can sit with him and chat for awhile. I know this is a difficult time for you. But, rest assured he will never be far from you. Thoughts & memories of good times, all the love, laughter, & tears shared…life as it was/is lived will provide warmth and peace. I know that you are his world and he loves you deeply & dearly.

  • Julie and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed from our class He touched many with
    his thoughtfulness. God bless your family and help you during this time of sorrow.
    Julie and Homer Knightstep

  • My condolences to all of the Cerar family. Your family was the first family inside of the city limits that I met when Susan and I were at Dawsett elementary. My thoughts are with you during this time.

    • Dana,

      Thank you so very much for your condolences. It was very kind of you to respond.

      I pray all is well with you and yours in Jesus’s name.


  • Julie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a huge part of getting Heartbeat of Crawford county off the ground and ministering to women in need. He had a very caring heart.


  • Julie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
    I volunteered with Bob at HeartBeat in Galion many years ago.

  • Julie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Know I am here for you no matter what you need. We have been great friends since 5th grade. Know that Bob is in a much better place with our Lord and savior. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. You and the family are in my prayers.

  • Dearest Julie and family:
    We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing, and of your loss. We have many fond and wonderful memories of Bob during our years at Dayton Bible College. Please know that you and your family will continue to be in our hearts and thoughts throughout this challenging and difficult time. Our condolences are with you all.
    Love and friendship,
    Steve & Brenda

  • So sorry to hear this news, Bob was one of the GOOD GUYS. A special minister friend in the Mid-Ohio district with Open Bible. Praying for you all!
    Mike & Linda Knibbs

  • Julie and Family,
    I was so very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was such a caring person . How well I remember all his siblings and Mom & Dad. We had lived on South St., too during the 60’s. God be with all of you .
    My deepest Sympathy & Prayers,
    Mary Anne Iles

  • Julie, Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He will be missed. I am here if you would like to talk.
    Friend and classmate,
    Linda Harbaugh-Beal

  • Julie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Bob. Bob had such a kind and gentle spirit and the love for God. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Julie, Bobby, and family:
    We are so sorry for the passing of Bob ~ a dear friend and brother in the Lord.
    He was a deep thinker, yet a loving and understanding man of God.
    He cared for people…any one and everyone and loved his family deeply.
    We are blessed to have many memories with him.
    We will miss him … and his jokes.
    May the Lord give you comfort and peace and walk this journey with you.
    Our sympathy & love,
    Dale & Marsha

  • Julie-Sending sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Bev Parker

  • Julie & family,

    So sorry. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May God guide you.

    Take care,
    Debbie (Zellner) Hildebrand

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