Robert “Bob” R. Blubaugh

November 15, 1944 ‒ April 15, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert “Bob” R. Blubaugh, 75, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.  He was born on November 15, 1944 in Mount Vernon to the late Dwight and Geraldine (Gamber) Blubaugh.

Bob had worked for Chattanooga Glass and TRW.  He was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge, #2555 in Mount Vernon.  Bob enjoyed playing golf, go cart racing, NASCAR and attending the monthly Chattanooga breakfasts at Southside Diner.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Tracey Wilson of Howard; sons, Thomas E. (Wendy) Blubaugh of Parma Heights and Robert E. (Shelly) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon; 9 grandchildren and  20 great grandchildren; his life partner of over 40 years, Helen Chandler of Mount Vernon and her children; Rhonda (Tom) Goeppinger of Fredericktown and James D. (Lynn) Chandler of Englewood, FL; her son-in-law, David Hogle of Bellville;  and  her 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Mike (Casondra) Blubaugh of Dallas, TX; a sister-in-law, Nerina Blubaugh of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by brother, Richard J. Blubaugh; nephew, Richard Joseph Blubaugh Jr; and Helen’s daughter, Marcia Hogle.

In following with Bob’s wishes there will be no services.

The family would like to thank all the special nurses at the Ohio Eastern Star Home and Kindred Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care they provided to Bob.

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  • Helen, Tom and family, sending lots of prayers and hugs. Bob was a really great guy and we all
    will miss him and his big smile. Just cherish all the previous memories. Love, Jan Lashley

  • Rob And Shelly, so sorry to her about your Dad our hearts go out to you and the family

  • So sorry to hear or this!! Expecally with everything going on now in the world. So sorry for loss Tracy,Tom,and Rob

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss and May God bring you peace knowing he is in a better place, love and 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻To the family.

  • So sorry for the loss of your father Rob. We will be praying for you and the family.

    Ken and Connie Thompson

  • We loved everything about Bob. He was kind, caring, and compassionate to say the least. He was usually smiling and sure enjoyed life. He will be missed at all the family events for sure but he will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Bob’s family as they grieve the loss of such a great guy. We are thinking of you all. Love to you now and always.

  • So sorry to know of Bob’s passing. I have lots of memories of fun times back in the OLE DAYS. Prayers to all the family.
    Buck Hall

  • Dear Helen, Tom, Tracey, Rob,
    We’re sorry for your loss. Bob was a good neighbor. You could always count on a friendly wave when you saw him.
    He always asked about dad whenever we talked & I appreciated that.
    God bless you all.

  • Dear Helen & family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Bob.
    Good memories of dances at the Moose Lodge.
    Please know you all are in our thoughts & prayers,
    Tom & Jan Fowler

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know Bob through our golf league at Irish hills golf course. I enjoyed being around him and he will be missed by many. He was an outstanding guy and he is watching over all of us.

  • Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed greatly, we are fortunate in the time we had been able to spend with him and the memories that were made will be cherished forever.

  • Helen, Tracey, Tom, Robbie (and all spouses, children and grandchildren),
    I’m not the best one to give advice on how to deal with this loss. But, I can tell you that he’s still right there you. Believe it, you’ll feel him with you. Just try your best to let your tears flow cuz of all the good times and precious memories. Of course, I still tell myself that Mom is on a really long vacation, and I’ll see her soon.
    I really do feel for you, with you and I love you so much.

  • So sorry for you loss. I had the privilege of working with Bob at Chattanooga and TRW. Prayers to all of the family.

  • Send you prayers and hugs during this sad time with the loss of your dad. So sorry you have to walk this journey, especially during this time.

  • I worked with Bob for years at TRW. Considered him a good friend. My heart goes out to you for your loss. May God give you peace.

  • So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob for years at TRW. He was a kind and good man and great to talk with. I always enjoyed time with him and may he rest in peace

  • Bob was one of the first people I had the opportunity to work with at TRW, and then became one of my closest friends and fiercest competitors when we raced go karts. He will be sadly missed by all.

  • The world lost a good man and I lost a good friend. Him and I been through alot over many years,I’m glad I got to spend time with him after he became I’ll. He’s in a far better place now. I will miss you old friend,till we meet again.

  • Bob was a great guy, always had something positive to say. Great to work with at TRW may he rest in peace! dave walker

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Love & prayers as you grieve in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Rob and family:
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • It is a difficult time to lose someone so close to us and someone we love so much. However, he leaves such a wonderful legacy through his wonderful family–many of you whom I know personally and have enjoyed. Hugs and prayers in the days ahead for peace and comfort. Love ya

  • I am so sorry for your loss…I worked with him at TRW…always a smiling face …such a joy to talk to and work with….I am sure Bob is sleeping with the Angels now…..

  • Tracey, Tom & Rob:
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father but I hope you can take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing on. He was a very kind man and he loved you all very much. We will keep praying for your comfort and peace in the days ahead. Rest high on that mountain, Bob. God be near each one of you. In Christian Love, Larry & Ruth Ann Huffstutler

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Dick and Bob worked together for several years. They got to send a few months together this past year.
    He will be surely missed by all of you.
    Always enjoyed waiting on Bob when he came into shop at the Big Bear while Helen was at the beauty shop.
    Again our prayers are with all of you, we will miss seeing you when you came into visit Bob. God Bless all of you. Dick and Ilene Doup