Robert “Bob” VanAntwerp

October 23, 1943 ‒ November 21, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Robert “Bob” Harris VanAntwerp, age 72 of Delaware, passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a short illness, Saturday morning November 21, 2015.

He was born on October 23, 1943 in Yale, MI to the late Harris J. and Jean (Lashbrook) Van Antwerp. Bob was raised by his maternal grandparents Mark and Martha Lashbrook of Goodells, MI.

After meeting his future wife in the 5th grade, they both graduated  in 1962 from Yale High School. He retired in 2003 after 43 years of service with Nation Cash Register Corp. as a Customer Service Representative. After his retirement he spent the next 8 years delivering Meals on Wheels for Source Point. Bob’s greatest enjoyment was his grandchildren and their sports from basketball, volleyball, motor cross and lacrosse. Bob loved camping for the winter at Myrtle Beach or in Florida, but his greatest passion was NASCAR and he had attended almost every race track in the U.S. Bob was known for his homemade peanut butter ice cream.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Janet (Marthen) VanAntwerp and they were married November 2, 1963 in Goodells, MI; daughter: LeAnne Hauger of Delaware; son: Scott (Sheryl) VanAntwerp of Delaware; grandchildren: William Baker, Jesse Hauger, Shana VanAntwerp, Shannon VanAntwerp; brother Tom (Cindy) King of Kentucky; special friends: Rick and Pam Rubin of Danville, IL and many other family members and friends.

Bob has requested that his body be donated to the Division of Anatomy at The Ohio State University to aid in the training of future medical practitioners.

A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. on November 28 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 with Pastor Bill Reid officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Source Point, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio  43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the VanAntwerp Family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Our love and prayers are with all of you. Bob was so easy to love; his gentle ways and kind smile I will always remember. Great neighbor too! May God wrap his arms around all of you and may you be comforted.

  • Our prayers go out to Janet and LeAnne and Scott and all the grandchildren. Growing up he was the big brother who I tried to emulate and never achieved his talents and charm. I will miss his smile and laugh as I’m sure others he touched will. God bless you Bob, your brother, Tom

  • Janet, Leanne, and Scott and all the grandkids, we are so sorry for your loss. I wish you all peace and joy in the memories you created with Bob throughout the years. He was such a gift to all of us and will be missed forever. We are sending you love, prayers and strength as you all begin this new chapter in your lives.

  • Janet,
    We are lifting you and your family up in prayer. So many great memories and laughs shared with Bob that we will always cherish!

    It was a blessing to have Bob as a friend and mentor!

    Tim and Carol

  • Dear Janet, Leanne, & Scott
    We always think of you & your family with love! We remember all the good times spent together. Hugs & prayers, may God comfort you and keep you in his loving arms.

    Michael & Karen

  • Dear Janet, Leanne, Scott and your families,
    Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you during these difficult times. We will always remember Bob for his sense of humor and the good times. Our hearts are with you and may his sole rest in peace. Ron and Verena Sanner

  • Janet and family,

    Just want to know that I am very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of my best friends and I hold all of our time together very close to my heart. He was one of my closest partners within NCR and I always looked forward to our time together and our daily lunches together.

    Lee Ray

  • Truly, Bob was an unique individual. Working for Bob for 5 years was a pleasure, and his jokes and stories kept the workplace fun and enjoyable. You all are in our prayers and we are so sorry for your lost.

    Ken & Joyce Hamby

  • Janet,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I’m thankful to have known Bob, he was a great coworker, mentor, and friend.


  • Dear Janet and Family,

    Tim and I send our warm thoughts and prayers to all of you. Bob will be sorely missed. Whenever he entered a room, it lit up. He always had a smile on his face and always thought of others. He truly made a difference in so many people’s lives, so he lives on in our hearts and in our memories.

  • Janet,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob’s friends at SourcePoint will miss him greatly. Please take care of yourself. I’ll be thinking of you.


  • Dear Janet, Leanne, Scott, and families,

    Our thoughts are with you and we are sorry for your loss. Bob was a special guy. I appreciate the time we spent together, starting many years ago at NCR. Lots of laughs and good memories. Take comfort in the fact that Bob made life better for many people, in many ways. We send you our thoughts and best wishes.

    mike and nancy vanhorn

  • Janet, Leanne , Scott & Family

    Our heart felt condolence on the loss of aHusband,Father,Grandf ather .
    Bob was a mentor in my Early days at NCR and became a trustred freind , who will be missed.He be freinded me and my Family and his advice helped shape my Life . He was a kind,thoughtful ,trusting person who always had a smile and Humor no one will ever forget. Prayers & Best wishes be with you all as you start down a new path without Him. Bob crossed paths many people & all were better as a result of it.

    Mike, Mericia & the Seitz Family

  • Dear Janet, LeAnne , Scott & Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    We consider it a privilege to have shared Bob in our life’s journey…Rich for having Bob as a co-worker and all of us to have Bob as a friend that made us laugh & smile. Our thoughts & prayers are for you & your family.

    Hugs to you.
    Rich & Beverly Lapham

  • The world sorely needs more people like Bob and now we have one less. He will be missed by friends, neighbors, SourcePoint volunteers and especially his family. On the brighter side of things we all got to know an exceptional human being who left us with something to emulate in our own lives. God Bless him.

  • Janet and Family,
    Very sorry for your loss. Working for and with Bob were some of the best years of my time at NCR. Many fond memories.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Jim and Janet Meyers

  • So sorry to hear about Bob. We have had wonderful memories growing up and celebrating special times together. Our love is with you and your family at this time. So sorry we can’t be up there but we do love you and hold you in our prayers.
    Love Bev and Fred

  • Janet

    Bob brought so much laughter and joy into this world. He truly made work a fun place to be with his sense of humor and personality. I have so many great memories and stories with Bob.

    Your loss is felt by us all. Prayers through this most difficult time.

    Love Todd and Cathy

  • Condolences to Bob’s loved ones. Uncle Bob always had an infectious smile and energy that could not be matched. We will miss him dearly and will be forever in our thoughts.

  • Janet and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Kiser