Robert C. Totman

September 03, 1938 ‒ April 24, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert C. “Bob” Totman, age 79, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on September 3, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Earl and Dorothy (Frank) Totman. Robert served in the United States Air Force serving his country from 1957 to 1961. He worked 13 years for Pittsburgh Plate Glass before retiring in 2005 after 27 years of employment as an electrician with the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.

Robert was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. In his free time Robert enjoyed outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, bicycling and photography. He also liked to lift weights and work in his wood shop, but most important to him was the quality time he spent with his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his high school sweet heart and wife of 60 years Virginia “Ginny” (Baney) Totman; his children, Terry (Lori) Totman, Tammy (Kerry) Goetzman and Debbie (Mike) Nauman; four grandchildren, Bob (Ashli) Goetzman, Kelly (Todd) Hawkins, Amanda (Jeremy) Hubbard and Tracy (Luke) Mickley; eight great grandchildren, Tyler and Madilynn Goetzman, Carter and Quinn Hawkins, Reese, Cohen and Brooks Hubbard and Cora Mickley. He is also survived by his nieces, Brenda Totman, Suzette Romani, Kristen Davidson, Natalie Barnes, Barbara Koch and Christina Kuninger; nephews, Rick Baney, Steve Baney and Michael Kuninger; special friends, John Baney, Bill Ernst, Phil Frost, Dewey Bandy and Joe Humbert.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Totman (2017).

A Celebration of Life Service with military honors provided will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church, 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Pastor Doug Forsythe will be officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robert C. “Bob” Totman.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Knox Starting Point, 11 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 or the Ariel Foundation Park (Handicap Accessible Kayak Launch) in care of the Foundation Park Conservancy, 10 Pittsburgh Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • To Ginny and the entire Totman family I send my prayers and condolences. I played football with Bob at Mt. V. until he was injured. We re-connected a few years ago at a team get together. I so enjoyed seeing and conversing with him. We will miss him.
    Very respectfully,
    Chuck Shuff “Shuffie” Teams of ’55, ’56, and ’57

  • Ginny, I am so sorry for your loss as well as the loss to your children. He was a wonderful and giving man. I can see him in my mind at MVDC where he was a well loved man. Always had that Big smile. You were a asset to him and your family.
    Much Love

  • The entire Totman family was a huge influence in my life. I so much enjoyed cycling with your family in my high school years. Our family is thinking of your families during these difficult times.
    Ron & Rhonda Doup

  • Ginny, Terry, Tammy, & Debbie,
    All of you & your families are in our prayers everyday as your hearts heal in this difficult time. I have such good memories & funny stories to share with my own kids about my Uncle Bob. I smile at the thought of the 2 brothers (Uncle Bob & my dad) together again in Heaven.
    God Bless You,
    Kristen Davidson & Family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Bob from my employment at MVDC. He was a very nice and helpful person.

  • Mrs.Totman,Terry,Tammy,and Debbie
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Ginny and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was a good man and Christian. I always enjoyed talking with him. He was a good example to others

  • Dear Ginny and Family, Deb and Mike and Family, I was so sorry to read about Bob’s passing. Sending you my deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Tammy and Family, We are truly Sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Lots of hugs and again Sorry for your loss. God Bless Your Family and You ❤❤

  • Ginny, Terry, Tammy, Deb and Families:

    So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having you as neighbors all those years ago on Walnut Street. My dad worked at with Bob at PPG. Thinking of you.

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We lived next to the Totman’s on Parrott St and I have many good memories of Don and Bob. Also work at MVDC and saw Bob often. Always a joy to talk to him. (my brother Ron Stoneburner) also played football with Bob May God comfort your family

  • Dear Ginny, Tammy, Kelly and all of Bob’s family.
    We are so sorry about Bob. He was a real trooper, and sure fought the good fight. We’ve been praying for him and will continue our prayers for all of you. We enjoyed visiting with him on Sunday mornings, and always appreciated his friendliness and his wonderful smile. Just want you to know that we will be thinking of you and are so glad to have known Bob.’
    Sincerely with love,
    John and Sally Jenkins

  • Aunt Ginny ,Terry,Tammy,and Debbie,I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Bob sorry I can’t make it to the service.I will try calling one of you in the next couple of days love and preyers Chris (Kuninger)McCune

  • So sorry for your loss you were blessed to have each other for as long as you did. Sorry for your children too

  • Dear Mike and Debbie- Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father.Let us know if there is anything we can do.
    Karl and Darcy

  • Ginny and the rest of the Totman family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss and have been praying for you all as you grieve. What an honor it is to have been supported by such a wonderful man of God. We are thankful for the generosity Robert and the rest of your family has shown toward our organization. What a legacy he has left behind.

    With love,

    The Starting Point Family

  • Ginny – We were heartbroken to be in China when Bob passed and still there the date of his services. Bob and you as well as all of your family hold a very special place in our hearts. We love you and hope you can somehow find peace in the midst of your great loss.

    Bill and Marsha