Robert (Bob) F. Bricker

September 28, 1924 ‒ October 13, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert (Bob) F. Bricker, 94 died October 13, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Bob was born September 28, 1924 in Cleveland to Cecil and Mildred (Boyer) Bricker. He graduated from Gambier High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Army then, after active duty, remained in the Reserves for 30 years. He was employed by Cooper Bessemer as a machinist. Bob retired  from Coopers and the Army, as an E8 Master Sargent, in 1984 when he and his wife, Louise, resettled in Homestead, Florida.

Bob was an avid golfer and loved to travel. He and Louise explored the United States in their camper and also visited Australia. He spent his idle time working crossword puzzles. Bob returned to Mount Vernon in February 2013.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, of 61 years, Louise Bricker (Williams), his sister Betty Bishop of Mansfield, and a baby brother Billy Bricker.

Bob is survived by his sons Steve Bricker of Mount Vernon and Doug (Janet) Bricker of Fredericktown; granddaughters Stephanie Bricker of Norwood and Alison Laird of Lebanon; and great-grandsons Jobey Parkes and Alan Laird of Lebanon.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Brookdale Senior Living for the friendship, love, and compassion Bob felt during the last years of his long life. He considered Brookdale home.

In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions we ask that you consider reaching out to someone who could use a little friendship, if only for a few minutes. The experience will last a lifetime.

The family will hold a private service at a future date.

To send the family a condolence online visit:

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Robert (Bob) F. Bricker


  • Bob taught me how to pitch when I was 6 years old had me throwing the ball at a soap box he said if you hit it every time you won’t have to chase it far I ran in to Bob at brookdale a couple weeks ago and we had a nice conversation hope you boys are well rest in peace Bob

  • We are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our sympathy to Steve and Doug. Many happy memories of visits from Bob and Louise to our mom and dad, Chuck and Minnie.

  • Our community will never be the same without your father there. His intelligence and wit was unmatched. He will be sorely missed.
    You two boys were always a great example of love and care to your father each day.
    As much of a pleasure it was to enrich your Dad’s life, he enriched mine far more.

    Thank you for sharing your Dad with us.

  • I didn’t know Bob personally, but he was in the Army Reserves with my Dad locally and when they transfered to Cleveland back in the 70’s. Dad said they had totransfer to Cleveland or retire because of theirage.My Dad always had great thi gs to say about their trips and always had funny stories to tell us. I know my Dad respected your Dad. My Dad died in 1977 and had a total of 36 years in the Army, Guard & Reserves.

  • Sorry to see Bob had passed, Enjoyed Golfing with him and Doug at Little Apple.
    Bob was a good guy and great golfer, He will be missed.

    My heart felt symphony and condolences to the family during these sad times.