Robert A. ‘Bob’ Schofield

September 17, 1962 ‒ October 03, 2017

Waldo, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Robert A. “Bob” Schofield, age 55, of Waldo, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, following an unfortunate accident on his job site in Columbus.

On September 17, 1962, Bob was born in Marion, Ohio, the second of four children of Judy (Newell) Schofield and the late Ralph E. Schofield.  He was raised in Waldo, where he attended St. Paul Lutheran Church, and graduated from River Valley High School in the class of 1980.

During and after school, Bob spent much of his extra time helping his father, Ralph, in his shop, Ralph’s Repair Service in Waldo.  It was there he learned to be a mechanic, and “to do or fix just about anything.”  Those two were quite the pair, both perfectionists, never stopping until their project met both of their approval.

In addition to helping in the garage, Bob drove truck for many years for Precision Strip, a toll processor of metals in Kenton, Ohio.  For the past six months, he worked at Unique Stone Concepts in Columbus.

To say Bob was an avid OSU Buckeye fan would be quite the understatement.  He always saved his vacation days to ensure he wouldn’t miss the game, watching it either on tv or in person.  He also was a history buff, whose only addiction was cherry Pop Tarts.

A jokester, Bob loved to tease his family and friends, which was his own ornery and unique way of showing you he cared.

Always there for his family, Bob took pride in helping care for his mother and father.  He also was the one everyone turned to if they needed anything fixed or repaired.

Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Whitney Schofield and Kayleigh (Jonathan) Alvarez; a granddaughter, Kelsey Schofield; his mother, Judy Schofield; three sisters: Candi (Rick) Davis, Linda (Greg) Pennington, and Andrea Schofield; nieces: Chelsea (Jared) Nelson and Houston Roberts; nephews: Chase Pennington and Nick (Molly) Mustard; and his canine companion and best friend, Max.

His family will greet friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring his life will also be held there at 10 a.m. on Monday.  Burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163,, to help his niece in her fight with multiple sclerosis.

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  • Kayleigh and family,

    Bob and I are holding you all close to our hearts, thoughts and prayers today and always. We Love you and are here for you.
    “Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
    My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
    All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
    This day, this hour
    Moment by moment
    I choose to lean on You,
    For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
    I pour out my grief to You
    And praise You that on one glorious day
    When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
    We shall walk together again. ”
    Dr. Bob and Diana Tocheff, MVNU Collegians Chorale family

  • To the whole Schofield family. My deepest condolences on the loss of Bob. I have fond memories of him when I would be with Candy. My heart goes out to you all. May God help you through this sorrowful time.

  • So sorry for your sorrow today; may the days ahead lead you to a brighter sunshine, a brighter smile, and a lighter heart full of hope and happiness.

  • Deepest condolences to the whole family. Bob was one of the good guys that was a blessing to have in-our lives

  • My condolences to the entire Schofield family on this sudden accident taking Bob’s life. I will always remember Bob as an easy going yet hard working player on my middle school football team and as a good student in my history class. I’ve enjoyed knowing Kayleigh as a teen in our church youth group and making that connection to her father. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family.

  • Whitney and Kayleigh, our hearts are so broken for you. You were such wonderful daughters, and I’m sure your dad felt blessed beyond measure to have such caring daughters. We pray God quickly brings sweet memories and His peace to you as you go through this time of grief. Trust God through it all. He NEVER fails us! Hugs to you, Dave and Pam Pinney

  • I am so sorry to hear of this horrible accident and the loss of Bobby (as I remember him being called). Prayers for all of you.

  • Kayleigh,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are holding you and your family in our hearts and in our prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we do for you and your family.
    We love you!
    Hallie, Emma and Alex Ferris