Robert “Bob” Burwell
October 23, 1929 ‒ December 27, 2019
Dr. Robert “Bob” Burwell, age 90, passed away December 27, 2019 at his home in Sunbury, OH, surrounded by loving family. His heart is whole again as he is now dancing in heaven with his bride.
To say he touched a lot of lives in his time here is an understatement. He was adored by his family, and those that knew him were honored to call him a friend. Bob deeply loved his family and always talked about how blessed he was when really we were the lucky ones. He had sparkling blue eyes and a smile that lit up the room. He was ornery but genuine. Kind yet quick witted. Bob will be missed by so many but his life is one worth celebrating.
Bob was born on October 23, 1929 in Columbus, OH. He married his high school sweetheart on December 22, 1951 and could still give you every detail of their first date. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1954 and practiced veterinary medicine for 35 years.
He touched so many lives, both human and animal, through his years of dedicated practice. Bob was never short on stories from all his experiences as a Veterinarian. After retirement, he and Joan spent much of their time in Kissimmee, FL and visited Disney World often. Bob loved all sports and was an avid Buckeye fan.
Bob is survived by his four daughters, Diane (Steve) Fleak, Sharma (Gerry) Azzi, Pam (Kim) Greenawalt and Bonnie (Randy) Marchio, who radiate the same unconditional love that he and Joan inspired in so many. He also has 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren with a great-great grandchild on the way. He is preceded in death by his soul mate, Lois “Joan” Burwell. Also preceded in death by his parents Harry Dale Burwell and Thelma Pearl (Schirtzinger) Burwell.
At his request, Bob will be cremated and will join Joan’s ashes and no formal services will be held. The family is grateful for the condolences. Donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
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The DeVore – Snyder Funeral Homes in Sunbury is assisting the family with arrangements.