Robert A. Yano, Sr.
October 20, 1947 ‒ September 17, 2018
Robert (Bob) A. Yano, Sr. 70, of Westerville, passed away suddenly on Monday, September, 17, 2018 at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville with his loving family at his side.
Bob was born on October 20, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Kathleen (Hagel) Yano. Bob grew up in Parma, OH and then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University, where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. While at OSU, he met the love of his life, Janette Humbert, and they later married on July 10, 1971. Bob obtained his Professional Engineer’s license in several states and had a varied career taking he and Janette several times out to California. Bob was very proud of the work he did on turbo charged engines for high flying unmanned vehicles. Later in his career, Bob became interested in forensic engineering, founding Leading Technologies, LLC which provides forensic expert witnesses for litigation.
Spending time with his family was most important to Bob. He loved his whole family but especially his grandchildren, helping them whenever and or wherever he was needed. Bob especially loved traveling with his wife Janette. He loved the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing and spending time at The Cabin in Canada. He was also an author of the book, “My Children, My Truth.” He owned and enjoyed driving his classic cars, loved staying fit, and playing tennis with Janette several times a week. Scuba diving was added to the list of hobbies from Bob and Janette’s beach days in California. Bob enjoyed spending time on his boat with the family at Alum Creek and Rock Lake in Canada. He always cheered for the OSU Buckeyes, Indians and Browns. One of his favorite things was eating vanilla ice cream with the grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife, Janette Yano, of 47 years; sons, Chad Yano, Scott Yano and Bob Yano, Jr.; daughters-in-law, Annie Yano, Christy Yano and Jody Yano; grandchildren, Lilly Yano, Eli Yano, Maston Yano, Madilynn Yano, Kaela Yano, Khail Yano, Kadin Yano and Kaci Yano; brothers, Jim (Mary Ann) Yano, Albert (Annette) Yano, Thom (Bonnie) Yano and Mike (Pat) Yano; sister, Kathy Lapso (Dale); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home 637 North SR 61, Sunbury, OH 43074, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Family and friends gathering at the Yano Barn, 5496 N. State Rte. 61, Sunbury,OH 43074, following the Celebration of Life.
Memorial contributions may be given to: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury is honored to be serving Bob’s family.
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